UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Women, Culture, and Development

Department of Global Studies
Division of Social Sciences
Social Sciences and Media Studies 2006
Telephone: (805) 893-7860
E-mail: cutler@global.ucsb.edu
Website: www.global.ucsb.edu
Program Chair: Kum-Kum Bhavnani


Women, Culture, and Development (WCD) Studies is an affiliated program of UCSB’s Department of Global Studies. The WCD program offers an academic minor in women, culture, and development studies. This minor presents undergraduate students with a unique opportunity to focus their studies on the role of women in Third World development. Courses comprising the minor give the program wide geographic coverage, including the regions and countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The minor allows students to explore how gender affects and is affected by development and the ways in which the cultures of peoples in the Third World affect the origins and outcomes of development.

The WCD minor program is highly interdisciplinary. Students completing the minor take two required seminars, Global Studies 180A-B (same courses as Sociology 156A-B). The minor’s remaining 16 upper-division units are chosen from a list of almost 100 courses based in 15 departments.

Women, Culture, and Development Studies Advisory Committee

Kum-Kum Bhavnani (Chair), Ph.D. (Sociology, Feminist studies)
Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval, Ph.D. (Chicana and Chicano Studies)
Edwina Barvosa-Carter
, Ph.D. (Chicana and Chicano Studies)
Kathleen Bruhn
, Ph.D. (Latin American and Iberian Studies, Political Science)
Chattopadhyay, Ph.D. (Art History)
Catherine Cole
, Ph.D. (Dramatic Art)
Eve Darian-Smith
, Ph.D. (Law and Society)
Adrienne L. Edgar
, Ph.D. (History)
John Foran
, Ph.D. (Latin American and Iberian Studies, Sociology)
Cornelia Fales
, Ph.D. (Music)
Nancy E. Gallagher
, Ph.D. (History, Feminist studies)
Lisa Hajjar
, Ph.D. (Law and Society)
Mary E. Hancock
, Ph.D. (Anthropology, Feminist studies)
Christopher McAuley
, Ph.D. (Black Studies, Latin American and Iberian Studies)
Stephen F. Miescher
, Ph.D. (History)
Sylvester Ogbechie
, Ph.D. (Art History)
Susan Stonich
, Ph.D. (Anthropology, Environmental Studies)
Yang, Ph.D. (Anthropology, East Asian Studies)