Mona Damluji, Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies at the UC Santa Barbara

Mona Damluji is Assistant Professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a co-convener/co-PI of the UCSB Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Energy Justice in Global Perspective for AY 2018-2019. She is a Peabody and Emmy Award-nominated producer of the short documentary series The Secret Life of Muslims. Her teaching, research and creative work engages underrepresented media histories and cultural studies of oil, cities and infrastructure with a focus on the Middle East and its diasporas.



  • Social Sciences & Media Studies 2415
Darby Feldwin
  • Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Math and Science Education, and Green Technology

Faculty in Chemistry Department

  • 805-893-2127
  • PSB North 3649B
John Foran, Professor, IEES Picture
  • Professor

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

Faculty in Sociology Department

  • Professor

Literature, the Medieval Period, and Environmental Initiatives

Faculty in English Department 

  • (805) 893-7488
  • South Hall 2508
  • Affiliated Associate Professor of Anthropology

Sociocultural Anthropology (Environmental Anthropology, Ethnography, Land Change, Latin America, and the Brazilian Amazon)

Faculty in Anthropology Department

  • (805) 893-4244
  • HSSB 2073
  • HSSB 2075 (Lab)
  • Professor of Geography

Planning, Design and Analysis of Water Resources Systems, and Theory and Computational Aspects of Surface and Ground Water Hydrology.

Faculty in Geography

  • (805) 308-2839
  • Ellison Hall 3626A
  • Assistant Professor

Behavior, Ecosystem Ecology, Marine Biology, Population and Community Ecology

  • (805) 893-2170
  • 2314 Marine Science Research Building
Matto Mildenberger
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor

Comparative Politics, Environmental Politics, Public Opinion, Methodology

  • Professor of Ecology
  • Evolution and Marine Biology

Population and Community Ecology, Applied Ecology, Consumer-resource Interactions, Marine Invertebrates and Reef Fishes

Faculty in Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology (EEMB) 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
Dr. Leah Stokes
  • Affiliated Assistant Professor

American Politics, Energy and Environmental Politics, Public Policy, Methodology

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015

  • 805-893-3432
  • Ellison 3716
Lisa Stratton
  • Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Ecological Restoration, Plant Physiology, Water Quality and Ecosystem Management

Director of Ecosystem Management for the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

  • (805) 893-4158
  • Harder South 1005
Jennifer Thorsch
  • Former Lecturer in Environmental Studies

Plant Anatomy, Plant Curation and Natural History Collections

Plant Anatomy Curator for the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

  • (805) 893-2401
  • Harder South 1101
Casey Walsh, IEES
  • Affiliated Professor of Anthropology
  • 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