CGS Academic Year Lecturers

Esin Duzel



Office Location: TBD
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Mondays 11-1pm at Perks Cafe or by appointment

Fall 2017
CGS 122 - Adv. Topics in Comp. Perspectives: Transnational Feminism, Labor & Power

Research interests and Education

Esin Duzel has a BA in Cultural Studies at Sabanci University, Turkey, and MA in Comparative Studies at Ohio State University. She earned her PhD in Anthropology at UCSD in 2016 and has taught in the same department on theories of culture and multiculturalism. Broadly, she works on utopian movements, gender politics, and political violence. She has conducted research in Turkey’s Kurdistan, looking at the Kurdish movement and its political project as anchored in gendered bodies, space, and moral subjectivities. She is part of a feminist collective in Turkey that collects and disseminates women’s stories; their first book, that's how it goes my darling… (in Turkish) has been translated into German, so ist das, meine Schöne… in 2009. Her current research project examines the diverse forms of “feminine militancies” taking shape in the everyday lives of transnational Kurdish politics. Her article on Kurdish female guerrillas is forthcoming at International Feminist Journal of Politics


Salvador Zárate


Office Location: HSS 2041
Fall 2017 Office Hours: Tuesdays (HSS 2041) & Thursdays (Raza Resource Centro) from 1-2:30p (2A) & 2:30-4p (100A)

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.

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