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Adjunct Faculty

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    Amy Bridges-Kronick

    (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1980; Professor, Political Science, UCSD) specializes in United States urban history.
    Phone: (858) 534-7706
    SSB Room 394
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    Paul W. Drake

    (Ph.D. Stanford University, 1971; Professor, Political Science, UCSD) teaches political science, with an emphasis on Latin America.
    Phone: (858) 534-6073

    ISCC E 2nd floor

Affiliated Faculty

  • Gary Fields

    Gary Fields

    Gary Fields is a specialist in historical geography with a focus on the interplay of landscape and power in comparative historical settings.  His first book, Territories of Profit (Stanford University Press, 2004), reveals how the capitalist business firm reshapes the economic and physical landscape in order to exploit the innovative potential of communications revolutions and make profit differently.  His recent book, Enclosure (University of California Press, 2017) compares the fragmented landscape in Palestine to the landscapes of dispossession during the early modern enclosures in England and the Anglo-American colonial frontier.   He is currently working on a new book tentatively entitled, Imprisoned: Voices and Images from Confinement Landscapes in Palestine.  Gary Fields has a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley.
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    Matthew T. Herbst

    Matthew T. Herbst is faculty director of the Making of the Modern World  general education world history program at UC San Diego’s Eleanor Roosevelt College.  He is a teaching professor and affiliated faculty in the Department of History and Classical Studies Program and also teaches in Environmental Studies.  A proponent of experiential learning, Prof. Herbst was an inaugural faculty member of the university’s Global Seminars in 2008 and has led eleven world history programs in Asia, Europe, and Oceania, and six other experiential-learning programs in Turkey, on the Navajo Reservation, on Catalina Island, and in National Parks of CA.  In addition, since 2012 he has led two dozen environmental humanities seminars in the deserts and mountains of Southern California in partnership with UCSD’s Outback Adventures.  He was also a founding faculty member of the college-based First Year Experience program in 2014, designed to facilitate successful student transition to the university, and teaches the first-quarter freshman and transfer courses each fall.   Dedicated to fostering links between pre-collegiate and higher education, he served as a public school board member, as a Content Review Expert for the California Department of Education’s review of new world history curricula, as a Summer Institute director and proposal reviewer for NEH Seminars and Institutes, offers world/environmental history teacher trainings, and co-leads an educational enhancement program for historically under-represented high school students.  Prof. Herbst is currently developing online humanities courses, a history youtube channel, and is studying the age of Justinian.   Dr. Herbst has received multiple awards for professional activity, including an Outstanding Faculty Award, a UCSD Distinguished Teaching Award, and a UCSD Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award.  For more, see 
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    Gershon Shafir

    Gershon Shafir received his B.A.s in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology from Tel Aviv University, his M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently the Director of the UCSD Human Rights Minor. His co-authored Being Israeli: The Dynamics of Multiple Citizenships, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, which won the Middle Eastern Studies Association’s Albert Hourani Award for best book on the Middle East in 2002. 

    Struggle and Survival in Israel and Palestine, an anthology of 25 life histories which he co-edited with Mark Levine, was published by UC Press in 2012. Lessons and Legacies of the 'War on Terror' From Moral Panic topermanent Warco-edited with Everard Meade & William J. Aceves was published by Routledge. He is currently at work on Israel’s settlement policy and international humanitarian law from 1967 to the present.

    His articles have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, the British Journal of Sociology, the International Journal of Middle East StudiesTheory and Society, etc.

    His major area of interest is comparative and historical sociology, with emphases on nationalism, ethnicity, citizenship and human rights.