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Alumni

Below are the alumni who've opted to share their profiles. If you're an alum and would like to share yours, please contact us

PhD alumni

Ben Allen

Cohort: 2010

Evelyn Alsultany

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Associate Professor of American Culture, Director of Arab and Muslim American Studies
Cohort: 1999

Ulka Anjaria

Associate Professor of English, Brandeis
Cohort: 2002

Magdalena L. Barrera

​ Associate Professor, Mexican American Studies, San Jose State University​
Cohort: 1998

Yael Ben-Zvi

Current Job TitlSenior lecturer, Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, Ben-Gurion University
Cohort: 1997

Adrienne Rose Bitar

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of History, Cornell University
Cohort: 2009

Carrie Bramen

Professor of English and Director of the UB Gender Institute, University at Buffalo
Cohort: 1988

Julia Carpenter

Co-Owner, Clinic Manager, Berkeley Acupuncture Project, Berkeley, CA
Cohort: 1999

K.J. Cerankowski

Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
Cohort: 2007

Vanessa Chang

Lecturer in Visual & Critical Studies, California College of the Arts; Curator, CODAME Art + Tech
Cohort: 2009

Alexis Charles

Learning Design Associate, Obama Foundation
Cohort: 2016

Karen Chase

Linden Kent Memorial Professor, Department of English, University of Virginia
Cohort: 1974

Alexandra Chasin

Associate Professor, Literary Studies, Lang College, The New School
Cohort: 1985

Ed Cohen

Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Cohort: 1980

Raul Coronado

Associate Professor, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies

Gordana P. Crnković

Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature, Cinema and Media; University of Washington, Seattle
Cohort: 1987

Maya Dodd

Associate Professor in Literary and Cultural Studies, and Chair, Humanities and Languages, FLAME University, India
Cohort: 2018

Laura Eliasieh

Project Research Curator, San Jose Museum of Art
Cohort: 2011

James Estrella

Full time faculty, Olympic College
Cohort: 2014

Nicole R. Fleetwood

Associate Professor of American Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Cohort: 1996

Stephen Fredman

Cohort: 1977

Vida Mia Garcia

Ethnographer | Designer, Red Cover Studios (Oakland, CA)
Cohort: 2000

Marcial Gonzalez

Associate Professor, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Cohort: 1994

Ardel Haefele-Thomas

Chair, LGBTQ+ Studies at City College of San Francisco
Cohort: 1992

Shona N. Jackson

Associate Professor of English, Texas A&M University
Cohort: 1997

Brian Johnsrud

Core Academic Content (Group Manager) at Khan Academy
Cohort: 2016

Miranda Joseph

Professor and Chair Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Cohort: 1986

Marty Kaplan

Norman Lear Professor of Entertainment, Media and Society Director, The Norman Lear Center USC Annenberg School
Cohort: 1973

Sarah Kozloff

Professor of Film on the William R. Kenan Jr. Chair
Cohort: 1979

Carol Lashof

Managing Director, Those Women Productions, Berkeley, CA
Cohort: 1978

Tom Lutz

Distinguished Professor, UC Riverside
Cohort: 1981

Steven Madoff

Chair, MA Curatorial Practice, School of Visual Arts; curator; art critic; poet
Cohort: 2014

Tomas Matza

Assitant Professor, Dept. Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Cohort: 2002

Sharona Muir

Professor, Creative Writing Program, Bowling Green State University
Cohort: 2018

Daniel Murray

Associate Director, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
Cohort: 2008

Chon A. Noriega

Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media, University of California, Los Angeles; also, Director, Chicano Studies Research Center
Cohort: 1987

Hilton Obenzinger

Associate Director, Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford
Cohort: 1991

George Otte

University Director of Academic Technology/CUNY Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, CUNY SPS
Cohort: 1977

Kenneth Pottle

Librarian, Stanford University
Cohort: 2012

Helle Rytkonen

Academic Director, DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark
Cohort: 2002

Dariek Scott

Associate Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley
Cohort: 1991

Celine Parrenas Shimizu

Professor, School of Cinema, San Francisco State University
Cohort: 1996

Vasile Stanescu

Mercer University, Communication Studies, Faculty Member
Cohort: 2014

Rebecca Stein

Nicholas J. & Theresa M. Leonardy Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Duke University

Lisa B. Thompson

Associate Professor of African & African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas, Austin
Cohort: 1994

Stephanie Kuduk Weiner

Professor of English, Wesleyan University
Cohort: 1994

Rebecca Wilbanks

Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics and the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Cohort: 2017

Co-term alumni

Joe Rosenblum

CTO, Internet Brands, Inc. - Santa Monica, CA

Sarah Sadlier

History PhD student at Harvard University with a PhD secondary field in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Cohort: 2016

Robert Shields

Cohort: 2017

Paul Wallace

Cohort: 2015