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.


Sara Marie Benson
  • Title
    • Politics doctoral candidate
    • Graduate Student Instructor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Politics Department
    • American Studies Department
    • Feminist Studies Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • 209 Humanities 1
  • Mail Stop Merrill Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064

Research Interests

U.S. political history, prison studies and global political economy of prisons, prison labor and the politics of work, feminist theories, feminist critical race studies, International Relations and feminist epistemologies.