Faculty


Tanu Sankalia

Program Director
(415) 422-5790

Tanu Sankalia is Associate Professor and Program Director of the interdisciplinary program in Urban Studies at the University of San Francisco where...

Education:

Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India | Master of Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

History of Architecture I, Architecture Studio II, History of Architecture IV, Architecture Studio III, Portfolio Lab, Thesis Preparation Seminar, Special Topics, Introduction to Urban Studies, Urban Planning and Design, Special Topics

Jesse Anttila-Hughes

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6453

Professor Anttila-Hughes received his PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University. His research focuses on understanding the social...

Education:

PhD, Sustainable Development, Columbia University

Courses:

Environmental Economics, Directed Reading, Natural Resource Economics and Development Policy, Microeconomics: Theory and Applications, Graduate Econometrics, Natural Resource Economics and Development Policy, Directed Reading/Research

Rachel Brahinsky

Urban and Public Affairs Program Director, Assistant Professor
(415) 422-2667

Rachel Brahinsky serves as director of the graduate program in Urban and Public Affairs. She also teaches in the undergraduate Urban Studies program...

Education:

PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

Directed Reading, History of Urbanism, Rsrch Methds for Urban Affairs, Urban Field Study: SF Bay Area, Masters Capstone Project, Special Topics, Directed Reading, History of Urbanism, Masters Capstone Project, Special Topics, Directed Reading, Introduction to Urban Studies, Urban Field Course, Directed Studies

Kathleen Coll

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5989

Kathleen Coll is a political anthropologist whose research and teaching focuses on immigration politics and policies, cultural citizenship, and...

Courses:

Research Methods, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Immigration and Citizenship, Urban Politics, Urban Politics, Latino Politics in the U.S., Special Topics in Politics, Fieldwork in Pub Int Org, Directed Study, Senior Pol - Honors Seminar, Special Topics, Special Topics

Sergio De La Torre

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5297

Sergio De La Torre's project work has focused on issues regarding immigration, tourism, surveillance technologies, and transnational identities....

Courses:

Art Fundamentals, Digital Photography I, Directed Study/Research, Senior Studio, Artist as Citizen, Seminario Temas Específicos

Roberto Gutièrrez Varea

Professor, Theater
(415) 422-2071

Roberto Gutiérrez Varea began his career in theater in his native Argentina. His research and creative work focuses on live performance as means of...

Courses:

Perform & Cultural Resistance, Directed Study, Latin@ American Performance & Culture, Directed Study, Perform & Cultural Resistance, Latin@ American Performance and Culture, Cabaret Production, Workshop: Play Production, Directed Study

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...

Education:

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

Courses:

Paris-Berlin, First Semester German, Second Semester German, Third Semester German, German Literature and Culture/1945-Today, Paris-Berlin

Marco Jacquemet

Professor
(415) 422-5543

Marco Jacquemet teaches courses in communication and culture, intercultural communication, geographies of communication, and justice and social...

Education:

PhD, Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology, UC Berkeley | MA, Linguistics/Semiotics, EHESS, Paris | BA, Communication Studies, U. of Bologna

Courses:

Communication & Culture, Communication for Justice and Social Change, Geographies of Communication, Ethnography of Communication, Directed Study, Directed Project, Communication Studies Internship, Special Topics

Susana Kaiser

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5141

Susana Kaiser teaches at the Media Studies Department. She earned her PhD from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at...

Education:

BA, Advertising, Thge Jesuit University of El Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina | MA, The Department of Communication, Hunter College of the City University of New York | PhD, The Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

Courses:

Latin American Cinema, Human Rights and International Law, Media History, Latin American Cinema, Human Rights & Film, Special Topics in Media Studies, Directed Study, Race, Ethnicity, & Media, Media, Memory, History, Honors Seminar in Media Studies

Dorothy Kidd

Professor/Faculty Adviser KUSF
(415) 422-5061

Dorothy Kidd received her PhD in Communication from Simon Fraser University. She has published in the area of political economy of media, media and...

Education:

PhD, Communication, Simon Fraser University

Courses:

Special Topics, Civic Media, Cultural Industries, Special Topics in Media Studies, Media Workshop, Directed Study, Alternative Media and Social Change, Human Rights and Media, Human Rights and Media

Keally McBride

Professor
(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...

Education:

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

Expertise:

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

Courses:

Research Methods, Erasmus Community, Quantitative Methods in Public Affairs, Directed Reading, Ideas and Institutions, Change and Conflict, Politics & Society in Europe, Politics of War & Peace, Directed Study, Senior Pol - Honors Seminar, Rsrch Methds for Urban Affairs, Rsrch Methds for Urban Affairs

Noriko Milman

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5173

Noriko Milman received her BA in Women's Studies and Sociology, and her MA and PhD in Sociology, all from UCLA. She was a Visiting Assistant...

Education:

PhD, Sociology, UCLA | MA, Sociology, UCLA | BA, Women's Studies and Sociology, UCLA

Courses:

Intro to Teaching Profession, Intro to Sociology, U.S. Inequalities and Social Justice, Research Methods, Urban Education, Social Worlds of Children, Sociology of Education, Career Exploration & Planning, Directed Study

Megan Nicely

Associate Professor
(415) 422-3318

Megan Nicely is an artist/scholar whose teaching and research integrate theory and practice. Her scholarship brings together experimental...

Education:

MA, PhD in Performance Studies, New York University | MFA in Dance, Mills College | BA in Art History, Reed College

Courses:

Popular Dance Culture and Subcultures, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Workshop in Dance Production, Davies Seminar, Dance and Social History, Contemp Perf. Practices (COPP), Writing in the Arts

Tanu Sankalia

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5790

Tanu Sankalia is Associate Professor and Program Director of the interdisciplinary program in Urban Studies at the University of San Francisco where...

Education:

Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India | Master of Urban Design, University of California, Berkeley

Courses:

History of Architecture I, Architecture Studio II, History of Architecture IV, Architecture Studio III, Portfolio Lab, Thesis Preparation Seminar, Special Topics, Introduction to Urban Studies, Urban Planning and Design, Special Topics

Cecília Santos

Professor
(415) 422-5624

Cecília MacDowell Santos received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master in Law from the University of São...

Education:

PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, | MA, Law, University of São Paulo

Courses:

Brazilian Culture & Society, Introduction to Globalization, Gender, Development and Globalization, Global Inequalities and Social Justice, Brazilian Culture & Soc, Current Issues in Sociology, Directed Reading

Ronald Sundstrom

Professor
(415) 422-5319

Ronald Robles Sundstrom teaches for USF's Philosophy program, African American Studies program, and the Master of Public Affairs program for the Leo...

Courses:

Social & Political Philosophy, Ethics for Majors, Advanced Social and Political Philosophy, Dir Reading & Research

James Taylor

Professor
(415) 422-5063

Professor James Lance Taylor is from Glen Cove, Long Island. He is author of the book Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to...

Education:

PhD, University of Southern California (USC) | MA, University of Southern California (USC) | BA, Pepperdine University

Courses:

Special Topics in Politics, Religion & Politics, American Presidency, African-American Politics, Politics of the '60s in America, Race, Equality & the Law, Public Policy: Punishment, Directed Study, Special Topics

Ana Urrutia-Jordana

Professor
(415) 422-6043

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.

Education:

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

Courses:

Fourth Semester Spanish, Conversación en Español, Conversación Profesiones, El Cuento Hispánico Moderno, La Invención de España, España Hoy, Dir Reading & Research, Don Quijote de la Mancha

Seth Wachtel

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6087

Seth Wachtel is the Program Director for the Architecture & Community Design program, and is Co-Director of the Garden Project Living-Learning...

Education:

MArch University of California at Berkeley, 1987

Courses:

Architecture Studio I, International Projects, Construction Innovation Lab, Engineering, Design and Testing, Directed Study/Research, Community Design Outreach

Maggie Winslow

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5987

Professor Maggie Winslow is the Director of the Master of Science in Energy Systems Management. She received her PhD from the Energy and Resources...

Education:

PhD, Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley | MS, Natural Resources, University of Michigan | BA, Political Science, Williams College

Expertise:

Ecological Economics , Energy Management, Democracy and Environmental Quality, Valuing Ecosystem Services

Courses:

Renewable Energy Economics, Energy Ind. Strategy & Policy, Energy Internship, Quantitative Methods, Environmental Economics I, Natural Resource Economics, Research Methods, Directed Study, Master's Project

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...

Education:

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

Courses:

Special Topics, The World Since 1945, Research Methods, Colonialism and Empire, Postcolo Migration & Cities, Directed Study, BAIS Internship, European Cultures and Lives, History and Politics of Global Issues, Global Critical Social Theory, Special Topics, Directed Reading, Curatorial Studies Practicum, The World Since 1945, Introduction to Globalization, Urban Theories and Methods

James Zarsadiaz

Assistant Professor
(415) 422-4168

James Zarsadiaz is Assistant Professor of History and serves as Director of the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program. His research and teaching...

Education:

PhD, History, Northwestern University | MA, History, Northwestern University | BA, American Studies and Political Science, George Washington University

Courses:

Ideal of Ctznshp:Hist Amer Ppl, Directed Study, History of the U.S., Asian American History, Ideal of Citizenship, The American City, United States History Seminar

Contact Info

Urban Studies

Mon–Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Fromm Hall, XARTS 007 (415) 422-5685