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
  • Title
    • Continuing Lecturer
    • Composition Coordinator
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Writing Program
  • Phone
    (831) 459-4047
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Oakes College Academic Building, 314
  • Office Hours Current students please see Canvas calendar. Others, please email for an appointment..
  • 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

Rhetoric and Writing Studies, Digital Rhetoric, Archives, Sexuality and Gender, 20th Century American Writing

Biography, Education and Training

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

Honors, Awards and Grants

Excellence in Teacing Award, 2020-2021

Selected Publications

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/10.4324/9781003121879

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

Selected Presentations

How Students Read (And Don't Read) Online, CCCC 2021 Virtual Conference