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.


G.S. Sahota
  • Title
    • Associate Professor, Aurora Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Phone
    831-459-2487 (office)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 630
  • Office Hours W 10am-noon, and by appointment
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise South Asian Studies, European Studies, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Religion and Secularism

Research Interests

Postcolonial studies; world literature and cultural studies; Indian literary and intellectual history (especially in Urdu, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Hindi, and English); historiography of South Asia; epic; religion and modernity (Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism); romanticism; Marxism; Continental Philosophy (especially Hegel and the Frankfurt School); film and media studies; translation as medium