Interdisciplinary Faculty & Staff

A chance to work with an Interdisciplinary group of faculty

The E&C program provides opportunities for graduate students to learn from an interdisciplinary group of faculty and to engage in diverse methodologies from the social sciences, humanities, arts, and natural sciences.

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Kaitlin Reed, Assistant Professor

Kaitlin Reed, Assistant Professor
Native American Studies
(707) 826-3822
BSS 252
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Areas of Interest: tribal land and water rights, extractive capitalism, and settler colonial political economies


Cinthya Ammerman Muñoz, Assistant Professor

Cinthya Ammerman Muñoz, Assistant Professor
Native American Studies
(707) 826-3821
BSS 256
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Areas of Interest: Hemispheric relationality, land defense movements, and Indigenous climate change studies

Renée  Byrd, Associate Professor

Renée Byrd, Associate Professor
Department of English
(707) 826-3160
FH 229
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Areas of Interest: Critical Race Studies; Law & Society; Prison Abolition; Transnational Feminisms; Queer of Color Critique; Sexuality Studies; Environmental Justice; Neoliberal Political Rationalities; Social Theory; Poststructuralism; Globalization; the State and State Violence

Andrea Delgado, Assistant Professor

Andrea Delgado, Assistant Professor
English Department
(707) 826-5958

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Areas of Interest: urban environmental justice, digital media production, and critical ethnic studies

Iván  González-Soto, Lecturer

Iván González-Soto, Lecturer
Department of Environmental Studies
(707) 826-3141
FH 130
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Areas of Interest: Agrarian ecology; rural studies; racial capitalism; water in the arid US American West; Latinx social history; agricultural labor, leisure, and place making; US-Mexico borderlands; carceral economies; power and community; race and ethnicity; critical environmental justice studies; racial geographies; environmental history; digital humanities.

Aaron Gregory, Assistant Professor

Aaron Gregory, Assistant Professor
Native American Studies
(707) 826-3345
BSS 248
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Areas of Interest: Indigenous Studies, Science & Technology Studies (STS), and Critical Infrastructure Studies

Sarah J. Ray, Chair

Sarah J. Ray, Chair
Environmental Studies
(707) 826-3915
FH 107
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Areas of Interest: Environmental and climate justice, environmental humanities, bridging disability, critical race theory, and social justice with interdisciplinary environmental studies, and the role of emotions, mindsets, and inner transformation in service of climate justice, especially among youth.

Paul Michael (Mike) Leonardo Atienza, Assistant Professor

Paul Michael (Mike) Leonardo Atienza, Assistant Professor
Department of Critical Race Gender and Sexuality Studies
(707) 826-3213
BSS 206A
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Daniel Lipe, Assistant Professor

Daniel Lipe, Assistant Professor
Environmental Science and Management
(707) 826-3442
NR 117
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Areas of Interest: environmental land restoration efforts that incorporate TEK and the work involved around indigenizing science

Buddhika Madurapperuma, Research Associate

Buddhika Madurapperuma, Research Associate
Forestry, Fire & Rangeland Management
(707) 826-3620
FOR 202A
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Areas of Interest: biodiversity conservation, environmental science, forest silviculture management, ethnobotany and traditional ecological knowledge

John Meyer, Professor

John Meyer, Professor
(707) 826-4497
FH 138
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Areas of Interest: ways that differences in meaning and value underlie social and environmental challenges

Nancy Perez, Assistant Professor

Nancy Perez, Assistant Professor
Critical Race Gender & Sexuality Studies
(707) 826-3826
BSS 244
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Areas of Interest: understanding Mexican and Central American migration, labor histories, transnational cultural production, memory, and resistance from interdisciplinary perspectives

Cutcha Risling Baldy, Professor

Cutcha Risling Baldy, Professor
Native American Studies
(707) 826-4322

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Areas of Interest: Indigenous feminisms, California Indian politics & culture, environmental justice, media activism, community based research & evaluation, nonprofit & tribal development

Tani Sebro, Associate Professor

Tani Sebro, Associate Professor
(707) 826-3914
FH 142
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Areas of Interest: political ethnography, critical political theory, Asian cultural studies, mobilities studies, performance studies, and international relations with a particular emphasis on refugee politics in Southeast Asia

Gordon Ulmer, Assistant Professor

Gordon Ulmer, Assistant Professor
(707) 826-4560
BSS 522
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Areas of Interest: Ecotones and multispecies ethnography, polluted waterscapes and ecological embodiment, disposability and precarity, critical discard studies, infrastructures, illicit economies of labor, migration and work, green economies, the Anthropocene, and urban ecologies

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Arcata, CA 95521-8299

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