thea cremers

Continuing Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Bren Hall 4009 (Winter/Spring)


Gender and the Environment, Anthropology, Tourism, Environmental Justice and Human Environmental Rights

Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Anthropology Departments


  • Ph.D, University of California, Santa Barbara


Dr. Matthea Cremers interests focus on gender and the environment. She is a lecturer for the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Anthropology.Dr. Cremers’ approach to teaching is truly interdisciplinary and, in every course, integrates elements of race, class, gender, and sustainability.  She is presently a lecturer in both Environmental Studies and Anthropology (including cross- listed courses) and has taught courses in Women’s Studies and Sociology. She also coordinates a year-long training program for Environmental Studies teaching assistants.

Connecting the university with the local community, she works as an internship coordinator and volunteer at the South Coast Railroad Museum at Goleta Depot. As a community activist, she was part of the successful effort to preserve the Ellwood Mesa and the Coronado Butterfly Preserve (and continues to be an active member of the advisory committee of the Land Trust for Santa Barbara Country). She prides herself in using her bicycle as a major source of transportation.  In her free time, she is a basket maker especially exploring the use of natural materials available in the local environment.  


She worksd as the Resource Development and Internship Coordinator for the South Coast Railroad Museum at the Goleta Depot in Goleta, California. As a community activist, she is involved in the protection of the Coronado Butterfly Preserve as well as the Ellwood Mesa.


ES 184: Gender and the Environment
ES 500: TA Training Program
ES/ANTH 185: Environmental Justice
ES/ANTH 130A: Third World Environments