Mariana L Ferreira, Ph.D.

Mariana K. Leal Ferreira (Ph.D. UC Berkeley--UC San Francisco, joint degree in 1996) is a medical anthropologist from Brazil using Critical Theory, including Theater and Pedagogy of the Oppressed, to protect the human rights of Indigenous Peoples and other minorities in North and South America. Her most recent books include Mapping Time, Space and the Body.


Fall 2015

HUM 225-04 Values in American Life

Monday 6:10 – 8:55 PM in HUM 386


HUM 415-01 Contemporary Culture

Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 – 12:15 PM in HUM 408


HUM 425-01 Thought and Image

Tuesday/Thursday 2:10 PM – 3:25 PM in HUM 133


Jose Acacio De Barros

I hold a Ph.D. in Physics from the Brazilian Center for Research in Physics, Rio de Janeiro, in 1991, under the advisement of Francisco Antonio Doria and Newton da Costa.  After my Ph.D., I spent three years as a researcher at the Institute for Mathematical Studies in the Social Sciences, Stanford University.

Rob Thomas, Ph.D.

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My courses are broadly concerned with the relationship between contemporary culture and the history of Western philosophy, with particular emphasis on theories of the image, affect, pornography, cinema, modernism/modernity, San Francisco, and political economy. 


Steve Savage

Steve Savage balances his work as an educator, author and recordist. Savage is an active producer and recording engineer and has been the primary engineer on 7 records that received Grammy nominations. Savage holds a Ph.D. in cultural musicology.  His book Bytes & Backbeats: Repurposing Music in the Digital Age from The University of Michigan Press uses personal recording ethnologies to reflect and comment on the evolution of musical genre and the cultural impact of sound reproduction technologies.



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