Keally McBride

Program Director
(415) 422-4379

Dr. Keally McBride joined the Politics department in Fall 2007. She received her graduate degrees at University of California at Berkeley with a focus in political theory, and is happy to be back in the Bay Area after teaching at Cornell University, Tulane, Temple, and the University of Pennsylvania. She has published three books, Collective Dreams: Political Imagination and Community, Punishment and Political Order, and with Margaret Kohn, Political Theories of Decolonization: Postcolonialism...


Graduate degrees (focus in Political Theory), University of California, Berkeley


Political Theory, Feminist Politics and Theory, Citizenship and Globalization, American Political Thought, Theories of Justice, Comparative Western European Politics

Susanne Hoelscher

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-2802

Susanne Hoelscher received her PhD in German Studies from the University of California, Davis, with an emphasis in post-wall Berlin literature and film. She earned an MA in German Studies from San Francisco State University, and completed the Erste Staatsexamen at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany, majoring in Education with a focus on German Studies and History. Susanne Hoelscher's research is focused on late 19th to 21st century German literature and culture and includes...


PhD, German Studies, University of California, Davis, MA, German Studies, San Francisco State University

Catherine Lusheck

Associate Professor, Chair for Department of Art + Architecture
(415) 422-5612

Catherine (“Kate”) Lusheck is associate professor of art history and museum studies, specializing in early modern European art and curatorial practice. Lusheck’s interdisciplinary art history research and teaching focus on issues of meaning, emulation, and self-representation in early modern European art (c. 1400-1700), with a special emphasis on the drawings of Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640). Lusheck also teaches the history and theory of museums and collaborative curatorial practice...


PhD, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley (December 2000), MA, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley (May 1992), BA, Political Science, magna cum laude, DePauw University (May 1987)


Early Modern European Art, Northern Baroque (Dutch & Flemish) Art, Works on Paper, Visual Rhetoric, Curatorial Practice

Matthew Motyka S.J.

Associate Professor, Program Director
(415) 422-5765

Assistant Professor, is the French language coordinator. He has a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from UC Berkeley. He earned an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Heythrop College of the University of London, and a M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology at GTU, Berkeley. After the completion of his doctorate he entered the Jesuits. As a part of his Jesuit formation he earned an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Heythrop College of the University of London (for which he wrote a the...


PhD, Romance Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley, MA, Philosophy of Religion, Heythrop College of the University of London, M.Div., Jesuit School of Theology, GTU Berkeley

Elliot Neaman

(415) 422-6411

Elliot Neaman received a BA in sociology from the University of British Columbia in 1979, an MA in history and philosophy from the Freie Universität in Berlin in 1985, and his PhD in history from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992. His areas of specialization are Modern Germany, The Holocaust, Late Modern Intellectual History, post 1945 Global History, European Diplomatic & Economic History, and theory and methodology of the historical sciences. His first book on the German...


PhD, History, University of California at Berkeley, MA, History and Philosophy, Freie Universität in Berlin, BA, Sociology, University of British Columbia

Katrina Olds

Associate Professor, History
(415) 422-4378

Katrina Olds is a specialist in early modern Spanish history. Her research interests include popular culture and religion; Counter-Reformation history and hagiography; the history of the book; and religious and intellectual exchange in Spain and the Americas. She has been the recipient of several honors during her tenure at the University of San Francisco: in 2017 she received the University Distinguished Research Award, jointly awarded by the University of San Francisco and the USF Faculty...


PhD and MA, History, Princeton University, Masters of Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School

Ana Urrutia-Jordana

(415) 422-6043

Prof. Urrutia-Jordana earned her BA in Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and her MA and PhD in Spanish Literature at Stanford University (1996). She has taught at the University of San Francisco since 1996 and has been a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. Her first book, La poetización de la política en el Unamuno exiliado: De Fuerteventura a París Romancero del destierro, was published in 2003 by Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca...


PhD and MA, Spanish Literature, Stanford University (1996), BA, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley

John Zarobell

Associate Professor
(415) 422-4734

John Zarobell is the Department Chair of International Studies at the University of San Francisco. Formerly, he held the positions of assistant curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and associate curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He is a regular contributor to the San Francisco Art Quarterly (SFAQ) and the online journal Art Practical, has written for numerous exhibition catalogues and has published in Art History, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, and the Berkeley Review...


PhD, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley, MA, History of Art, University of California, Berkeley, BA, Fine Art, Hampshire College