History of Consciousness

2013-14 General Catalog

415 Humanities 1
(831) 459-2757

Program Description | Course Descriptions

Faculty and Professional Interests

Gopal Balakrishnan, Associate Professor of History of Consciousness
Classics of political thought from Plato to Rousseau, early modern and modern European intellectual history, historical sociology, the history and future of capitalism, nationalism

Barbara L. Epstein, Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness
Social movements and theories of social movements, 20th-century U.S. politics and culture, Marxism and related theories of social change; modern Jewish history

Carla Freccero, Professor and Chair of Literature, Professor and Chair of History of Consciousness, and Feminist Studies
Renaissance studies; French and Italian language and literature; early modern studies, postcolonial theories and literature; contemporary feminist theories and politics; queer theory; U.S. popular culture; posthumanism; animal studies

David S. Marriott, Professor of History of Consciousness
Literary theory, psychoanalysis, black cultural theory and philosophies of race, literary and visual cultures of modernism

Robert L. Meister, Professor of Politics and History of Consciousness
Critical human rights theory; moral philosophy; political jurisprudence; political theology; political economy; psychoanalysis; Marxian theory; financialization; 21st-century capitalism; institutional analysis; historical justice; and antidiscrimination law

Eric Porter, Professor of History, and History of Consciousness
Black cultural and intellectual history; U.S. cultural history and cultural studies; critical race and ethnic studies; popular music and jazz studies

Victor Burgin, Professor Emeritus of History of Consciousness

James T. Clifford, Professor Emeritus of History of Consciousness

Angela Y. Davis, Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies

Teresa de Lauretis, Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, Literature, and Film and Digital Media

Donna J. Haraway, Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies

Hayden White, Professor Emeritus of History of Consciousness

Affiliated Faculty

Martin Berger, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture
Gender, race, and representation in U.S. culture

Christopher Connery, Professor of Literature
World literature and cultural studies, globalism and geographical thought, the 1960s, Marxism, pre-modern and modern Chinese cultural studies, cultural revolution

Nathaniel Deutsch, Professor of Literature and History
Hebrew Bible; rabbinic literature; Jewish mysticism; Hasidism; Eastern European Jewish life; ethnography

Jennifer A. Gonzalez, Associate Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture
Contemporary theories of visual culture, semiotics, critical museum studies, photography, public and activist art in the U.S.

Deborah Gould, Associate Professor of Sociology
Political emotion; social movements and contentious politics; classic and contemporary social theory; sexualities; lesbian/gay/queer studies; feminist and queer theory

Megan Thomas, Associate Professor of Politics
Political theory, especially of the 19th century; nationalist thought; Orientalism; comparative colonialism;  Southeast Asia

Tyrus Miller, Professor of Literature
Modernist, avant-garde, and postmodernist literature; the interrelations of the arts in the 20th century; aesthetics theory; communist and post-communist society, intellectual history, and culture, especially in East-Central and Southern Europe; cinema and film theory; the Frankfurt School; György Lukács; contemporary poetry and language arts

Jennifer Reardon, Associate Professor of Sociology
Issues of social identity as influenced by the new sciences of genetics and genomics; intersection of the sociology of science and knowledge and the sociology of race, gender, and class

Vanita Seth, Associate Professor of Politics
Early modern and modern political theory, feminist theory, cultural history, race politics, postcolonial theory

Associated Faculty

Anjali Arondekar, Associate Professor of Feminist Studies
South Asian studies, colonial historiography; feminist theories; queer theory; critical race studies; 19th-century interdisciplinary studies

Karen Barad, Professor of Feminist Studies
Feminist science studies, materialism, deconstruction, poststructuralism, posthumanism, multi-species studies, science and justice, physics, 20th-century continental philosophy, epistemology, ontology, ethics, philosophy of physics, feminist, queer, and trans theories

A. Hunter Bivens, Assistant Professor of Literature
Twentieth- and 21st-century German literature and film, Marxism and critical theory, psychoanalysis, lyric poetry, literary realism, the novel

Vilashini Cooppan, Associate Professor of Literature
Postcolonial studies, comparative and world literature, literatures of slavery and diaspora, globalization studies, cultural theory of race and ethnicity

Gina Dent, Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness, and Legal Studies
Africana literary and cultural studies, legal theory, popular culture

Rosa-Linda Fregoso, Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies
Human-rights, feminicide, and violence studies; critical and cultural theories; decolonial and intercultural feminist studies; media and visual studies

Susan Gillman, Professor of Literature
Nineteenth-century American literature and culture; theories of culture, race, and gender; world literature and cultural studies

Wlad Godzich, Professor of Literature
Theory of literature; philosophy and literature; emergent literature; translation theory; globalization and culture; European integration; knowledge society; literatures of Africa, the Caribbean, Europe (Central, Eastern, and Western), Brazil, Canada; detective and crime fiction; science fiction; medicine and literature

Herman S. Gray, Professor of Sociology
Cultural studies, media and television studies, black cultural politics, social theory

Jody Greene, Associate Professor of Literature and Feminist Studies
Seventeenth- and 18th-century British literature and culture; pre- and early modern studies; critical theory, especially Derrida; poststructuralism and ethics; gender studies; history of authorship; history of the book; human property

Susan Harding, Professor of Anthropology
Culture, politics, narrative, gender, local/global studies, ethnographic writing, fundamentalism, Christianity, state-making, aging, America, and Spain

Gail Hershatter, Professor of History
Modern Chinese social and cultural history; labor history; gender history; history of sexuality; feminist theory; history, memory, and nostalgia

David C. Hoy, Professor of Philosophy
Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Foucault, phenomenology, poststructuralism, and contemporary European philosophy

Kimberly Jannarone, Associate Professor of Theater Arts
Directing, dramaturgy, dramatic theory and criticism, theater history, acting

Sharon Kinoshita, Professor of Literature
Mediterranean studies; medieval francophone and Mediterranean literature; literature, translation, and empire; postcolonial and globalization theory; Marco Polo; world literature and cultural studies

Kimberly Lau, Professor of Literature; Provost, Oakes College
Feminism, discourse, and power; feminist theory; discourse, analysis, and ethnographic methods; folklore and narrative; globalization

Helene Moglen, Professor Emerita of Literature and Feminist Studies

Triloki Nath Pandey, Professor of Anthropology
Native peoples of North America, cultures of India, political anthropology, anthropological theories and comparisons; native North America; tribal India; Nepal

Ravi Rajan, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Environmental history and political ecology, risk and disaster studies, science and technology studies, North-South environmental conflicts, environmental social theory, environmental ethics

B. Ruby Rich, Professor of Community Studies
Documentary film and video, post-9/11 culture, new queer cinema, feminist film history, Latin American and Latin/a cinema, U.S. independent film and video, the essay film, the politics of film festival proliferation and the marketing of foreign films in the U.S.

Warren Sack, Professor of Film and Digital Media
Software design and media theory

Daniel Selden, Professor of Literature
Afroasiatic languages and literatures, Greek and Latin, Hellenistic culture, the classical tradition, history of criticism, literary theory

Richard Terdiman, Professor Emeritus

Anna Tsing, Professor of Anthropology
Culture and politics; feminist theory; globalization; multi-species anthropology; social landscapes and tropical forest ethnoecologies; multi-sited ethnography; Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and the U.S.

Revised: 09/01/13