Advancing excellence through faculty diversity

Fellows 2017

Hiring incentive: Fellows appointed in 1996 and forward are eligible for the UC hiring incentive unless they currently hold a UC faculty appointment. To see a list of current fellows who hold a UC faculty appointment, visit the Meet our faculty page. See list of Fellows 1985-1989 and list of Fellows 1990-1995.

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Education:

B.M., Vocal Performance, Rice University; M.A., Musicology, University of Iowa; Ph.D., Musicology, University of California, Davis

Dissertation:

Gestures of Inclusion: Blindness, Music, and Pedagogy in Nineteenth-Century Thought

Thesis Advisor:

Carol A. Hess, Professor of Music, University of California, Davis

Research Topic:

Gestures of Inclusion: Blindness, Music, and Pedagogy in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Mentor:

Walter Clark, Professor of Music, University of California, Riverside

See Profile for Michael Accinno
Education:

B.A., Political Science, Columbia University; M.A., International Affairs, Columbia University; Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, Yale University

Dissertation:

Citizen-Suspect: Publics, Politics, and the Transnational Security State in East Africa

Thesis Advisor:

Kamari Clarke, Professor of Global & International Studies, Carleton University, and Doug Rogers, Professor of Anthropology, Yale University

Research Topic:

Surveillance, policing, and militarized urbanisms; Islam, Africa, and the racialized geopolitics of the war on terror; elites, diplomacy, and transnational governance

Mentor:

Kristin Peterson, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

See Profile for Samar Al-Bulushi
Education:

B.A., American Indian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles; M.Ed., Student Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Dissertation:

California Tribal Nations and the University: Examining Institutional Relationships, Responsibility and Reciprocity

Thesis Advisor:

Sylvia Hurtado, Professor of Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Topic:

California Tribes and the University: Decolonizing Institutional Relationships and Responsibility

Mentor:

Frances Contreras, Professor of Education Studies, University of California, San Diego

See Profile for Theresa Ambo
Education:

B.S., Physics, University of California, Los Angeles; M.S., Physics, University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Irvine

Dissertation:

Quantum-Field Effects in Ultrafast Nonlinear X-Ray and Optical Spectroscopy of Molecules

Thesis Advisor:

Shaul Mukamel, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Research Topic:

Developing new quantum-mechanically based methods for prediction of chemical and material

Mentor:

Martin Head-Gordon, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

See Profile for Kochise Cameron Lee Bennett
Education:

B.A., Philosophy, Cornell University; Ph.D., Philosophy, Stanford University

Dissertation:

Missing in Action: Agency, Race, and Recognition

Thesis Advisor:

Helen Longino, Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University

Research Topic:

Self-Defense as Civil Disobedience: Domestic Violence, Survival, and State Punishment

Mentor:

Mel Y. Chen, Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley

See Profile for Alisa Bierria
Education:

B.A., English with an option in Film, Oklahoma State University; M.F.A., Creative Writing (Fiction), San Diego State University; M.A., Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation:

Native American Embodiment in Educational and Carceral Contexts: Fixing, Eclipsing, and Liberating

Thesis Advisor:

Thomas Biolsi, Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Research Topic:

The Contemporary History and Politics of Indigenous Dance in Prisons

Mentor:

Jacqueline Shea Murphy, Professor of Dance, University of California, Riverside

See Profile for Tria Blu Wakpa
Education:

B.A., English & History, University of Missouri; M.A., African American and African Studies, Ohio State University; Ph.D., African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation:

The Racial Life of Things

Thesis Advisor:

Brandi Catanese, Professor of African American Studies and Dance, Theater & Performance Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Research Topic:

Fashioning the Black Masculine

Mentor:

Susan Kaiser, Professor of Gender, Sexuality, & Women Studies and Textiles & Clothing, University of California, Davis

Education:

B.A., Dance and English, Barnard College; M.A., Gender and Culture, Goldsmiths, University of London; Ph.D., Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University

Dissertation:

Choreographic Legacies: (Dis)embodied Assemblages of Queer and Colonial Histories

Thesis Advisor:

Janice Ross, Professor of Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University

Research Topic:

My research emerges at the intersection of dance studies, queer theory, and critical race theory to focus on the (dis)embodied transmissions of affective histories in performance. My work on choreographic legacies employs practice-based research to analyze how choreographically embedded legacies of the Western canon circulate across time to uphold and/or contest the sociopolitical imperatives of European imperialism transnationally.

Mentor:

Anthea Kraut, Professor of Dance, University of California, Riverside

See Profile for Rebecca Chaleff
Education:

B.S., Applied Mathematics, San Francisco State University; M.A., Mathematics, San Francisco State University; Ph.D., Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation:

Posets, Polytopes and Positroids

Thesis Advisor:

Lauren Williams, Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley, and Federico Ardila, Professor of Mathematics, San Francisco State University

Research Topic:

Stochastic Matroid and Polyhedral Theory

Mentor:

Jesus De Loera, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, University of California, Davis

See Profile for Anastasia Chavez
Education:

B.A., Biological Sciences, Universidade de São Paulo; M.S., Biological Sciences, Universidade de São Paulo; Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Dissertation:

Proximate and evolutionary causes of sexual size dimorphism in the crab spider Mecaphesa celer

Thesis Advisor:

Eileen Hebets, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Research Topic:

Malaria as a driver of phenotypic diversity in a California lizard

Mentor:

Carolin Frank, Professor of Natural Sciences, and Danielle Edwards, Professor of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced

See Profile for Marie-Claire Chelini
Education:

B.S., Physics and Mathematics, University of Arizona; M.A., Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Dissertation:

Optical materials with a genome: nanophotonics with DNA-stabilized silver clusters

Thesis Advisor:

Elisabeth Gwinn, Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Topic:

Learning from biology: biomimetic polymer materials for enhanced light harvesting

Mentor:

Gabriel A. Montaño, Materials Physics and Applications, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Atul N. Parikh, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Material Science & Engineering, University of California, Davis

See Profile for Stacy M. Copp
Education:

B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Chicago; Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Dissertation:

The role of sexual imprinting in speciation: lessons from Peromyscus deer mice

Thesis Advisor:

Hopi Hoekstra, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Research Topic:

The evolutionary origin of sexually dimorphic gene regulation

Mentor:

Artyom Kopp, Professor of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis

See Profile for Emily K. Delaney
Education:

B.A., History and Anthropology, Howard University; M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida; Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida

Dissertation:

Representation, Heritage, and Archaeology among the Wolaita of Ethiopia

Thesis Advisor:

Steven A. Brandt, Professor of Anthropology, University of Florida

Research Topic:

The Archaeology of Plantation Landscapes and Seascapes in St. Croix, USVI

Mentor:

J. Cameron Monroe, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

See Profile for Justin Dunnavant
Education:

B.S., Physiological Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles; M.P.H., International Health, Morehouse School of Medicine; Ph.D., Medical Anthropology with Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of California, San Francisco/Berkeley

Dissertation:

"I Only Want Two": Aesthetics, Race, and Sterilization in Brazil

Thesis Advisor:

Ian Whitmarsh, Professor of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Research Topic:

Reproductive and Sexual Affective Engagements: Anthropological and Theatrical Collaborations

Mentor:

Cristiana Giordano, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Davis

See Profile for Ugo F. Edu
Education:

B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Dissertation:

Radio Frequency Devices Using Thin-Film, Magnetic and Magnetoelectric Composites

Thesis Advisor:

Shan X. Wang, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University

Research Topic:

Ultrafast All-Electrical Switching of Magnetic Memory Bits

Mentor:

Jeffrey Bokor, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

See Profile for Amal El-Ghazaly
Education:

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Guilan University; M.S., Energy System Engineering, Sharif University of Technology; Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Dissertation:

High Performance Control Methods to Reduce Spatial Temperature Transients in Emerging Energy

Thesis Advisor:

Faryar Jabbari, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine

Research Topic:

Cyber physical systems with applications in energy systems

Mentor:

Pirouz Kavehpour, Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

See Profile for Mahshid Fardadi
Education:

B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University

Dissertation:

The Interaction between HIV Proteins and Two Viral Restrictions Factors: CA-MxB and Vif-A3F

Thesis Advisor:

Yong Xiong, Professor Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University

Research Topic:

Building a mechanistic understanding of circadian timekeeping

Mentor:

Carrie Partch, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Seth Rubin, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz

Education:

B.A., Government, New Mexico State University; M.A., Latin American Studies, University of New Mexico; Ph.D., Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Dissertation:

Sı eres Genízaro: Race, Indigeneity, and Belonging in northern New Mexico

Thesis Advisor:

Pauline Strong, Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Research Topic:

Sı eres Genízaro: Recognition, Belonging, and Genízaro Indigeneity in northern New Mexico

Mentor:

James F. Brooks, Professor of History and Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara

See Profile for Gregorio Gonzales
Education:

B.A., English, York University; M.A., Social & Political Thought, York University; Ph.D., History of Consciousness (Feminist Studies and Visual Studies emphases), University of California, Santa Cruz

Dissertation:

Laughing at Meat and Fury: A Materialist Critique of U.S. Lynching Culture

Thesis Advisor:

Gina Dent, Professor of Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Topic:

lynching reenactments and memorials, political violence and assemblage, and the libidinal economy of the U.S. empire-state

Mentor:

Bridget Cooks, Professor of African American Studies, University of California, Irvine

See Profile for Erin Gray
Education:

B.A., Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Dissertation:

Deprivation and Depravation: Moral Policing of Formerly Incarcerated Black Women

Thesis Advisor:

Vilma Ortiz, Professor of Sociology, and Abigail Saguy, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Topic:

“I Came Back to Life”: Race, Gender, and Necropolitical Transformations in the Carceral State

Mentor:

Ellen Reese, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Riverside

See Profile for Susila Gurusami
Education:

B.A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., Sociology, Universidad de Chile; Ph.D., Politics with emphases in Feminist Studies and History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

Dissertation:

Passing for Free, Passing for Sovereign: Blackness and the Formations of the Nation

Thesis Advisor:

Vanita Seth, Professor of Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Topic:

19th C race/gender surveillance regimes; theories of sovereignty and abolition; visual studies

Mentor:

Jared Sexton, Professor of African American Studies and Sora Han, Professor of Criminology, Law, & Society, University of California, Irvine

See Profile for Sandra Harvey
Education:

B.S., Physics, Bilkent University; M.S., Physics, Koc University; Ph.D., Physics, University of Washington

Dissertation:

Fixing the Standard Model: From Dark Matter to the Baryon Asymmetry of the Universe

Thesis Advisor:

Ann Nelson, Professor of Physics, University of Washington

Research Topic:

Models of Dark Matter: Combining Information from High- and Low-Energy Experiments

Mentor:

Tim Tait, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, University of California, Irvine

See Profile for Seyda Ipek
Education:

B.S., Biology, California State University of San Marcos; Ph.D., Virology, Harvard University

Dissertation:

Adaptive Evolution of the SIV Envelope Protein During Early SIV Infection

Thesis Advisor:

Welkin E. Johnson, Professor of Biology, Boston College

Research Topic:

Examining the Evolution of HIV Drug Resistance using the Pacific Biosciences Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT) Deep Sequencing Platform

Mentor:

Davey Smith, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Education:

B.S., Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Washington University in St. Louis

Dissertation:

Characterization of autophagy-dependent and independent roles of ATG5 in controlling Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

Thesis Advisor:

Christina L. Stallings, Professor of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University in St. Louis

Research Topic:

Stabilization of HIF-1a to overcome neonatal susceptibility to Group B Streptococcus

Mentor:

Victor Nizet, Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego

See Profile for Jacqueline Kimmey
Education:

B.S., Psychology, University of Georgia; M.A., Lifespan Developmental Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Ph.D., Lifespan Developmental Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dissertation:

Anatomical and Neurochemical Investigation of the Brain in Autism

Thesis Advisor:

Rajesh K. Kana, Professor of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research Topic:

Sex differences and neurodevelopmental predictors of anxiety in autism spectrum disorder

Mentor:

David G. Amaral, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Davis

See Profile for Lauren E. Libero
Education:

B.A., Asian Studies, Cornell University; M.S., Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle; Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle

Dissertation:

The Milky Way in SDSS and in N-body Models

Thesis Advisor:

Željko Ivezić, Professor of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle

Research Topic:

Mapping the Dark Matter in the Milky Way using Next-Generation Cosmological Simulations

Mentor:

Christopher Fassnacht, Professor of Physics, University of California, Davis

See Profile for Sarah R. Loebman
Education:

B.S., Astronomy, University of Southern California; Ph.D., Planetary Science, University of Arizona

Dissertation:

Radiation and dynamics in Titan's atmosphere: Investigations of Titan's present and past climate

Thesis Advisor:

Joellen Russell, Professor of Geosciences, University of Arizona

Research Topic:

Paleoclimate and planetary atmospheres

Mentor:

Aradhna Tripati, Professor of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, and Jonathan Mitchell, Professor of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

See Profile for Juan Manuel Lora
Education:

B.A., Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A., Aquatic Populations and Population Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Ecology, University of Florida

Dissertation:

Causes and Consequences of Communication for the Organization of Amazonian mixed species bird flocks

Thesis Advisor:

Scott K. Robinson, Professor of Biology, University of Florida

Research Topic:

Evaluating Signal Complexity: Do Alarm Calls Convey Detailed Information about Predator Threat?

Mentor:

Eileen Lacey, Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley

See Profile for Ari E. Martínez
Education:

B.S., Biology, University of California, Los Angeles; M.P.H., Community Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Community Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

Dissertation:

Stress, Neighborhood Context, and Breast Cancer Risk among Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Women

Thesis Advisor:

Gilbert C. Gee, Professor of Community Health Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Topic:

Immigration Policy and the Health of Ethnic Minorities

Mentor:

Bruce Link, Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside

See Profile for Brittany N. Morey
Education:

B.S., Chemistry, University of Michigan; Ph.D., Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

Dissertation:

Structural Characterization of the Nitrogenase Molybdenum-Iron Protein

Thesis Advisor:

Douglas C. Rees, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

Research Topic:

Fragment-Based Drug Discovery

Mentor:

Seth Cohen, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

See Profile for Christine N. Morrison
Education:

B.S., Chemistry, (Biochemistry emphasis), Southern Adventist University; Ph.D., Biochemistry, Loma Linda University

Dissertation:

Palmitic Acid Activation of Dendritic Cells: Implication for Type 2 Diabetes

Thesis Advisor:

Marino De Leon, Professor of Basic Sciences, and William Langridge, Professor of Physiology and Biochemistry, Loma Linda University

Research Topic:

The role of free fatty acids in the function of gonadotropes

Mentor:

Pamela Mellon, Professor of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego

See Profile for Dequina Angelina Nicholas
Education:

B.S., Physics, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Dissertation:

Testing galaxy formation and the nature of dark matter with satellite galaxies

Thesis Advisor:

Tommaso Treu, Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Topic:

The nature of dark matter and galaxy formation on small scales

Mentor:

James Bullock, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and Michael Cooper, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine

See Profile for Anna Mercedes Nierenberg
Education:

B.A., Government, Dartmouth College; M.A., Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, San Diego

Dissertation:

The Promise of Gender Progress: the civilizing project of sexual and gendered citizenship in Mexico

Thesis Advisor:

Nancy Postero, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego

Research Topic:

The contradictions between the Law of Access of Women to a Life Free of Violence passed in 2007 and Mexico's recent push to implement alternative justice methods

Mentor:

Lisa Rofel, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

Education:

B.A., Anthropology, University of Notre Dame; M.A., Anthropology, University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

Dissertation:

HIV/AIDS and LGBT Rights in Peru's Upper Amazon

Thesis Advisor:

Tom Boellstorff, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

Research Topic:

Queer Amazonia: Transactional Selves and Transnational Lives in Peru and Argentina

Mentor:

Sylvanna Falcón, Professor of Latin American Studies and Latino/a Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Education:

B.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara; Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, University of Utah

Dissertation:

Mechanisms of Immune Evasion Mediate By HIV-1 Vpu

Thesis Advisor:

Vicente Planelles, Professor of Pathology, University of Utah

Research Topic:

Evolutionary approaches to probe the HIV-1 Env, Nef and SERINC5 relationship

Mentor:

John Guatelli, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

See Profile for Peter Ramirez
Education:

B.S., Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles

Dissertation:

Characterization of rhomboid proteases and surface proteins of Trichomonas vaginalis

Thesis Advisor:

Patricia Johnson, Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Topic:

Study of the innate immune responses to Trichomonas vaginalis

Mentor:

Victor Nizet, Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego

Education:

B.A., Women's & Gender Studies and Sociology, American University; M.A., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Dissertation:

Outed & Outside: The Lives of LGBTQ Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Thesis Advisor:

Gloria González-López, Professor of Sociology, and Debra Umberson, Professor of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Research Topic:

LGBTQ Youth, Child Welfare, and Homelessness

Mentor:

Jane Ward, Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside

See Profile for Brandon Andrew Robinson
Education:

B.S., Biological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D., Biomedical Science, University of California, Irvine

Dissertation:

Melanoma growth is regulated by the RboJ GTPase

Thesis Advisor:

Anand Ganesan, Professor of Biological Chemistry, University of California, Irvine

Research Topic:

Mathematical Modeling of stochastic initiation and growth arrest of melanocytic nevi

Mentor:

Arthur Lander, Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine

See Profile for Rolando Ruiz-Vega
Education:

B.A., American Studies, Macalester College; M.A., American Culture, University of Michigan; Ph.D., American Culture, University of Michigan

Dissertation:

The Samoan Cause: Colonialism, Culture and Rule of Law

Thesis Advisor:

Nadine Naber, Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and Global Asian Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago, and Damon Salesa, Professor of Pacific Studies and History, University of Auckland

Research Topic:

Empire, indigeneity, gender, colonialism, militarism and law

Mentor:

Keith Camacho, Professor of Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

See Profile for Kirisitina Sailiata
Education:

B.S., Physics and Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Arizona

Dissertation:

Imaging Planet Formation Inside the Diffraction Limit with Non-Redundant Masking

Thesis Advisor:

John Eisner, Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona

Research Topic:

Discovering and Characterizing Protoplanetary Systems with Novel Imaging Techniques

Mentor:

Claire Max, Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz

See Profile for Steph Sallum
Education:

B.S., Geography, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; M.A., Physical Geography, Hunter College of the City of University of New York; Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Dissertation:

Carbon and nitrogen dynamics from slow pools of soil organic matter in a temperate forest: pyrogenic organic matter and root litter.

Thesis Advisor:

Jeffrey A. Bird, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Research Topic:

Terrestrial controls of fire-derived carbon exported from land to rivers

Mentor:

Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Professor of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Merced, and Sanjai Parikh, Professor of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California, Davis

See Profile for Fernanda Santos
Education:

B.A., Philosophy, San Diego State University; M.A., Latin American Studies, San Diego State University; Ph.D., History, University of California, Los Angeles

Dissertation:

Indigenous Mine Workers in the Guanajuato-Michoacán Region, 1550-1800

Thesis Advisor:

Kevin Terraciano, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Topic:

Indigenous Workers in a Regional and Global Context

Mentor:

Dana Velasco Murillo, Professor of History, University of California, San Diego

See Profile for Fernando Serrano
Education:

Dual B.A., Italian, Russian and Linguistics (Philology), City University of New York M.A., History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., History of Consciousness (Literature and Feminist Studies emphasis), University of California, Santa Cruz

Dissertation:

L'Italia Meticcia: Being and Belonging in the Black Mediterranean

Thesis Advisor:

Gina Dent, Professor of Feminist Studies, and Carla Freccero, Professor of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

Research Topic:

Crisis and the Canon: Shifting Representation Regimes in the Black Mediterranean

Mentor:

Lilith Mahmud, Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of California, Irvine

See Profile for SA Smythe
Education:

B.A., Critical Studies, University of Southern California; M.A., Critical Studies, University of Southern California; Ph.D., American Culture, University of Michigan

Dissertation:

Sights of Racial Violence: New Media Technologies and Acts of Watching, Memory, and Legitimation

Thesis Advisor:

Lisa Nakamura, Professor of American Culture, University of Michigan

Research Topic:

Emerging media technologies; racial violence and visuality; memory and spectatorship practices

Mentor:

Sarita See, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside

See Profile for Wendy Sung
Education:

B.S., Biology, Queen's University; M.S., Biology, Queen's University; Ph.D., Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, University of California, San Diego

Dissertation:

The ecology and evolution of top-down and bottom-up control in mountain lakes

Thesis Advisor:

Jonathan Shurin, Professor of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego

Research Topic:

Variation within species and its impact on ecosystem services

Mentor:

Eric Palkovacs, Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz

See Profile for Celia Symons
Education:

B.A., Environmental Sciences, Barnard College; Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation:

Reconstructing past Earth and planetary surface temperatures with cosmogenic noble gases

Thesis Advisor:

David Shuster, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley

Research Topic:

Where and how do glaciers erode? Studying glacial quarrying through geochemical sediment tracking

Mentor:

Sujoy Mukhopadhyay, Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Davis

See Profile for Marissa Tremblay
Education:

B.A., Political Science: Chicana and Chicano Studies, Arizona State University; M.Ed., Higher and Postsecondary Education, Arizona State University; Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Dissertation:

Legitimizing Immigration Control: Empathy, Morality, and Criminality at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Thesis Advisor:

Vilma Ortiz, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Topic:

Policing Membership Across Borders: The Symbolic and Substantive Effects of Latinos in Immigration Control

Mentor:

Geoff Ward, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine

See Profile for Irene I. Vega