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.


Philip Longo
  • Pronouns he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • Continuing Lecturer
    • Composition Coordinator
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Writing Program
  • Phone
    (831) 459-4047
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Oakes College Academic Building, 314
  • Office Hours Spring 2022: T/Th 4-5pm on Zoom (see Canvas for link, or email)
  • Mail Stop Oakes College
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street, Oakes Faculty Services
    • Santa Cruz California 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Writing; Archives, Archival Practices; Queer Studies
  • Courses Writing 1: Introduction to Composition; Writing 2: Rhetoric and Inquiry; Writing 2H: Rhetoric and Inquiry, Honors

Summary of Expertise

Writing pedagogy, information literacy, circulation studies, archives, queer rhetoric, the 1960s 

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., English, Rutgers University, 2013
M.A., English, University of Toronto, 2005
B.A., English, George Washington University, 2003

Honors, Awards and Grants

Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies, 2022


Excellence in Teaching Award, 2021


Course Development Award, UCSC Online Education, 2020 


Faculty Fellow, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, 2018-2019

Selected Publications

Longo, P. (2022), Between the Sheets: Gavin Arthur's Sexual Circulation. In Rhodes, J. and Alexander, J. (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Queer Rhetoric. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003144809-19 

Longo, P. (2021), “Upstream” and “Lateral” Moves Through Information Networks, Writing Spaces, Vol. 4, Assignments and Activities Archive. https://writingspaces.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Longo-AAA-contribution.pdf

Longo, P. (2021). Alan Watts and His Queer Readers: Not So Strange Bedfellows. In Columbus, P. J. (Ed.). The Relevance of Alan Watts in Contemporary Culture: Understanding Contributions and Controversies, (pp. 198-219). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/978100312187

Longo, P. (2018). Social Thought. In D. Wyatt (Ed.), American Literature in Transition, 1960–1970, (pp. 96–110). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316691663.008