Participating Faculty

 

      Simone Pulver - Director
      E-mail: pulver@es.ucsb.edu
      Phone: (805) 893-3396

 

 

 

 

The following faculty are participating in the emphasis and can serve as outside members of dissertation committees. Other faculty will likely join the emphasis over time.

Peter Alagona Picture
  • Associate Professor

Environmental History, History of Science, Wildlife and Endangered Species, and California

Faculty in Environmental Studies and History Departments

Gerardo Aldana, IEES Photo
  • Professor

Maya Hieroglyphic History, Mesoamerican Art, Experimental Archaeology, Culture Theory, and Indigeneity

Faculty in Chican@ Studies, Anthropology, and History Departments

  • (805) 893-5713
  • 1710 South Hall
Sarah Anderson, Associate Professor, Environmental Politics
  • Associate Professor

Political Structures and Dynamics, and Environmental Policy

Faculty in Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

  • 805-893-5886
  • Fax: 805-893-7612
  • Bren Hall 4510
Diana Arya, PHD
  • Assistant Professor

Language and Literacies Across the Disciplines; Narrative Studies; International Education; Science Literacy; Discourse as Collaboration

Faculty in The Gevirtz School of Education 

Javiera Barandiarán, Assistant Professor, Member of Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Assistant Professor

Science Studies, Innovation and Environmental Politics, and Public Policy

Faculty in Global International Studies 

  • Professor

City and Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Global Green Economy, International Development, China, Social Movements and Organized Labor. 

Carla D'Antonio, Chair, IEES
  • Chair
  • Schuyler Professor

Plant and Ecosystem Ecology, Invasive Species, Species Affects on Ecosystem Processes, and Restoration Ecology.

Faculty in Environmental Studies and EEMB Departments 

  • (805) 893-2796
  • Bren Hall 4003
John Foran, Professor, IEES Picture
  • Professor

Climate Crisis, Global Climate Justice Movement, and Sustainable Development, and “Building Better Futures” 

Faculty in Sociology Department

Bishnupriya Ghosh IEES Picture
  • Professor

Global Media (Literatures, Cinemas, Popular Culture); Postcolonial Theory; Epidemic Media and South Asia Studies

Faculty in English Department

  • (805) 893-3478
  • South Hall 2607A
Professor of Anthropology; Director, NSF Center for Nanotechnology in Society; Group leader, NSF/EPA UC Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology & Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Professor

Medical and Psychological Anthropology, Risk and Perception, Social Production of Health and Environmental Inequality, and New Technologies and Society

Faculty in Anthropology Department

  • (805) 893-3350
  • HSSB 2074
EH Cook IEES Picture
  • Associate Professor

Early Modern Studies, Literature and the Environment, and Restoration & 18th Century Literature

Faculty in English Department

  • (805) 893-4622
  • South Hall 2503
  • Professor

Literature, the Medieval Period, and Environmental Initiatives

Faculty in English Department 

  • (805) 893-7488
  • South Hall 2508
Jeffrey Hoelle, Affiliated Asst Professor, PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor

Ecological and Economic Anthropology, Cattle Raising and Cowboy Cultures, Latin America, and the Brazilian Amazon

Faculty in Anthropology Department

  • (805) 893-4244
  • HSSB 2073
  • HSSB 2075 (Lab)
Patricia (Trish) A. Holden, Ph.D. P.E., Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management Director, UCSB Natural Reserve System
  • Professor

Soil Microbiology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Microbiological Coastal Water Quality

Faculty in Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

  • (805) 893-3195
  • Bren Hall 3508
  • Bren Hall 2318 (Lab)
  • Assistant Professor

Ocean Humanities, Literature and the Environment, Literature Theory, Media Theory and Literature and Technology

Faculty in English Department

  • 805-893-7489
  • South Hall 2704
Bruce Kendall, Professor – Applied Ecology
  • Professor
Quantitative Ecology, and Animal and Plant Population Dynamics
 
Faculty in Bren School of Environmental Science and Management 
  • (805) 893-7539
  • Bren Hall 4514
Heejung Kim, Professor, Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Professor

Cultural Influences in Psychological Processes (Speech, Social Support, and Social Behaviors)

Faculty in Psychology and Brain Sciences Department

  • (805) 893-6180
  • Building 251, Room 3833
David Lea IEES Professor
  • Professor

Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Marine Geochemistry, and Global Climate Change

Faculty in Earth Science Department

ann-elise lewallen, Interim Graduate Program Chair, Assistant Professor, Co-Convenor of the American Indian and Indigenous Collective RFG, Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Assistant Professor

Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, and Environment and Society

Faculy in East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies Department

David Lopez-carr, Professor, Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Professor

Population (Migration, Fertility), Health, Environmental Change, Deforestation, Rural Development, and Latin America

Faculty in Geography Department

Josh Schimel, Professor, Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Professor

Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology, Microbial Ecology, and Organismal Ecology

Faculty in Environmental Studies and EEMB Departments

  • (805) 893-7688
  • Noble Hall 1108
  • Noble Hall 1245 (Lab)
David Sherman, Professor, Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Professor

Social Psychology, Psychology of Self-Defense, and Perceived Intergroup Polarization

Faculty in Psychology and Brain Sciences Department

  • (805) 893-3149
  • Building 251, Room 3809
Tess Shewry, Affiliated Assistant Professor, PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Assistant Professor

Literature and the Environment, and Twentieth Century Anglophone Literature

Faculty in English Department

Eric RAN Smith, Affiliated Professor, Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Professor

Environmental Politics, Energy Issues, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior, Congress, and Political Parties

Faculty in Political Science, affiliated with the Environmental Studies and Bren School of Environmental Management

  • (805) 893-6160
  • Ellison 3711
Janet Walker, Professor, Chair of Film, Media Studies & PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Professor
  • Chair of Film and Media Studies and
  • IEES Affiliate
 

Documentary Film and Media, Film Historiography, Feminism and Film Theory, Trauma and Memory, and Media and the Environment

Faculty in Film and Media Studies

Casey Walsh, IEES
  • Associate Professor
  • IEES Affiliate

Sociocultural Antropology, Political Economy, Mexico-United States Borderlines, Water, Commodities, History and Materialism

Faculty in Anthropology Department

Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies

  • (805) 893-2339
  • HSSB 2081
Robert Wilkinson, Professor, Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)
  • Professor
  • IEES Affiliate

Environmental Policy, Water and Watershed Policy, Energy, Climate Change, and Urban Environment

Faculty in Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

  • (805) 569-2590
  • Bren Hall 4011
  • Bren Hall 4426