CMMU Faculty

Core Faculty

Our core faculty bring a wide range of approaches and disciplinary backgrounds to community studies, and they are active in advising and mentoring students in our undergraduate program.

Julie H Guthman

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-2726 (office)
  • Email
  • Office Hours on leave, Winter 2024
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Agroecology and Agriculture, Food/Nutrition, Capitalism, California More...
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Craig Reinarman

  • Title
    • Professor Emeritus
  • Phone
    (831) 459-3715
  • Email
  • Office Hours By appointment; contact by e-mail: craigr@ucsc.edu
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Policy, Law and Policy, Social Justice
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Alison Hope Alkon

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Affiliated Faculty

While we encourage our students to work with faculty in many disciplines across the campus, many courses offered by these affiliated faculty count as Community Studies courses for the purposes of our topical course requirements. 

Eva C Bertram

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-3764
  • Email
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Office Hours Winter 2024: Wednesdays, 9:15-10:00 (outside Stevenson Cafe), and More...
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Chris Benner

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Phone
    530-574-7585 (Cell)
  • Email
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Office Hours By appointment (please email me)
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Urban studies, Labor and Social Movements, Sociology, Environmental More...
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David Brundage

  • Title
    • Professor Emeritus
  • Phone
    831-459-4645 (office)
  • Email
  • Department
    • History Department
  • Office Hours Spring 2023: Wednesdays, 3-5pm and by appointment
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Immigration, Class, Colonialism, Discrimination and Inequality, History, More...
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Heather E Bullock

  • Title
    • Director, Center for Economic Justice and Action
  • Phone
    831-459-5018
  • Email
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Office Hours (Winter 2024) In person Mon. 1 - 2 pm or by appointment Social Sciences 2 More...
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Nancy N. Chen

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-5198
  • Email
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
  • Office Hours Wednesday 1:30pm-3pm & By Appointment
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Rebecca Covarrubias

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Phone
    831-502-8136 (Office)
  • Email
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Office Hours (Fall 2023) Mon. 3pm-4pm Office (rm 349)
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T. J. Demos

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-4956
  • Email
  • Department
    • Porter College
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Lindsey Dillon

  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-1937
  • Email
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Office Hours Mondays and Tuesdays, 1:30-3pm, sign up at More...
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Activism, Environmental Justice, Science and Technology, American Studies, More...
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James Doucet‑Battle

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-2638
  • Email
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Office Hours Fall 2023: 12-3pm, Thursdays, by appt. via Zoom
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Sociology, Science and Technology, Anthropology, African Diaspora, More...
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Madeleine Fairbairn

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Phone
    831-502-7645
  • Email
  • Department
    • Environmental Studies Department
  • Office Hours No office hours fall 2022 - on sabbatical.
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Agroecology and Agriculture, Sociology of Development, Environmental More...
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Hiroshi Fukurai

  • Title
    • Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-3516 (message)
  • Email
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Office Hours Not available Fall 2022
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Sociology, Legal Studies, International and Global Affairs, Race, Critical More...
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Miriam Greenberg

  • Title
    • Professor and Chair
  • Phone
    831-459-3516 (msg)
  • Email
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Sociology, Urban studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies
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Craig W Haney

  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-2153
  • Email
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Office Hours Winter (2024) (In Person) Monday 12pm - 2pm; Social Sciences Rm 115
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Regina Day Langhout

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-2535 (Psychology)
  • Email
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Office Hours (Fall 2023) In Person -- Mon., 2pm - 3pm, Thurs., 1pm- 2pm. By More...
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Community-based Research, Discrimination and Inequality, Ethnography, More...
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Steve McKay

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Phone
    831-502-7331 (office)
  • Email
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Office Hours by appointment
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Sociology, Labor and Social Movements, Immigration, Critical Race and More...
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Catherine S. Ramirez

  • Title
    • Professor & Chair
  • Phone
    831-459-3020
  • Email
  • Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
  • Office Hours Winter 2024: Monday, 8-10am. Please email me to schedule an appointment.
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise American Studies, Border Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Critical Race and More...
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Matt Sparke

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Phone
    831-459-3153
  • Email
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Office Hours Mondays 3 - 5pm in Soc Sci 1 in the GCH Suite or for a zoom appointment More...
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Capitalism, Globalization, Border Studies, Critical Theory, Health and More...
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Jessica Taft

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Phone
    831-502-7695
  • Email
  • Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
  • Office Hours W24: Tuesdays 1pm-3pm (in the Huerta Center) or by appointment
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Activism, Youth Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Sociology, More...
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Veronica Terriquez

  • Title
    • On leave
  • Email
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Office Hours Not Available Fall 2020
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Sociology, Immigration, Labor and Social Movements, Social Justice, More...
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Lecturers and Researchers

The Community Studies Program is fortunate to work with a talented group of lecturers and researchers. Their affiliations allow for a wide-ranging undergraduate curriculum.

Rachel A Goodman

  • Title
    • Lecturer
  • Phone
    831-419-9047
  • Email
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Media Industries
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Leslie Lopez

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