Oakes Faculty Fellows

The Oakes College faculty represents a wealth of expertise from the natural sciences to the humanities, and we are proud to have some of the top scholars in the world among our faculty. Our students major in nearly every discipline at UCSC—from economics and computer science, to theater arts and Latin American and Latino studies—and they are well supported by the depth and breadth of the Oakes College faculty and the extensive knowledge of our advising team.

TBA is Oakes's faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.


Nirshan Perera
  • Pronouns he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Lecturer
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Writing Program
    • Oakes College
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Remote work location, Zoom office hours
  • Office Hours Spring: Zoom, Tues. 2:00-4:00 pm and by appointment
  • Mail Stop Porter College
  • Mailing Address
    • 317 Oakes Academic Building
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Writing, Literature
  • Courses Oakes 80A, Writing 27, Writing 1, Writing 2

Summary of Expertise

Writing, 19th-Century British Literature, Critical Theory

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Literature, UC Santa Cruz

M.A., English, San Francisco State University

B.A., Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College