CGS Academic Year Lecturers

Salvador Zárate


Office Location: (HSS) 2041
Winter Office Hours:
Tuesday 2-3:30p at my office
Thursday 2-3:30p at Women’s Center

Fall 2017
CGS 2A - Intro to CGS: Key Terms & Concepts
CGS 100A - Conceptualizing Gender: Theoretical Approaches

Winter 2018
CGS 101 - Gender, Modernity, & Globalization
CGS 123 - Gender & Reproductive Politics

Spring 2018
CGS 106 - Gender & the Law
CGS/ETHN 187 - Latinx Sexualities

Research interests and Education

Salvador Zárate received his BA in East Asian Languages and Literature from UC Irvine, and an MA in Chicana/o studies at CSU Los Angeles. He earned his PhD in Ethnic Studies at UCSD in 2017. He has taught classes on Asian and Latina global labor migration with a focus on domestic work, and a course where students co-theorized the U.S.-Mexico borderlands through Southern California domestic and gardening labor. Salvador’s research focuses on Black and Mexican migrant women’s reproductive and affective labor in agriculture and extractive industries in the early twentieth century. His research examines how despite the alienation from the fruits of their labor, the life produced and social connections created by racialized women exposed the fictions of U.S. citizenship and liberal free wage labor. He has helped organize domestic workers in Los Angeles and Orange County and has published on gardening labor, with a forthcoming piece that theorizes gardening and domestic maintenance work as a lens by which to interrogate ethnographic and design research. He enjoys gardening (not just writing about it), high fantasy, and sci-fi.

Karen Shelby


Email: TBD
Office Location: (HSS) 2041
Spring Office Hours: TBD

Spring 2018
CGS 122- Advanced Topics in Comparative Perspectives: War, Gender, & Security

Research interests and Education

Karen L. Shelby received her BA in Political Science and French from the University of Louisville and her Ph.D. in Political Science and Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Rutgers University. Her past research examined Simone de Beauvoir’s engagement with the Algerian War and Beauvoir’s everyday ethics of freedom. Her current intersectionally oriented research examines questions of everyday ethics and political engagement, seeking ways to meaningfully confront gendered and raced political challenges in order to build just communities.

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