As a WGS student, you will engage in rigorous academic study, learn alongside deeply-committed peers, work closely with professors in small courses, and develop leadership and alliance skills within community initiatives.

Faculty typically teach three courses per semester (though competitive awards of release time for research are often available), maintain an active research and publishing profile, and advise undergraduate and Master's students in the department. We encourage intellectual collaborations within the department, as well as across the profession, and also support applications for internal and external funding to support research productivity. 


Deborah Cohler
Professor, Graduate Student Advisor
(415) 338-3150
Anna Eng
Lecturer Faculty
(415) 338-1389
Julietta Hua
(415) 338-3065
Martha Kenney
Department Chair, Associate Professor
(415) 338-7762
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Lecturer Faculty
(415) 338-1389
Leslie Quintanilla
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Advisor
Kasturi Ray
Professor, Undergraduate Minor Advisor
(415) 338-3128
Janelle White
Lecturer Faculty
(415) 338-1389

Emeritus Faculty

MA Jaimes Guerrero
Emeritus Faculty
Jillian Sandell
Emeritus Faculty