SOTA gets contributors from across the UC system and here are their biographies and links presented in one place for your enjoyment:

  • Cara Baldwin (a PhD candidate in the Department of Visual Arts: Art History, Theory, Criticism and Practice at UCSD) and co-organizer of this militant research project.
  • micha cárdenas (Lecturer, Visual Arts Department and Critical Gender Studies and Artist/Theorist, bang.lab; all at UCSD)
  • ZouZou Chapman is a practicing artist and the Program Coordinator for UCIRA.
  • Catherine Cole (UCB) See faculty page here.
  • Desiree D’Alessandro (UCSB MFA ’11) See
  • Ken Ehrlich (UCR) currently teaches at The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and in the Department of Art at U.C. Riverside. See more here.
  • Dick Hebdige (UCSB) See faculty page.
  • Marc Herbst (former UCSD Adjunct Professor, co-editor of the o-organizer of the UC Strikes and Beyond seminars at the LA Public School.) See
  • Dee Hibbert-Jones (UCSC)
  • Peter Krapp (UCI)
  • Fred Lonidier (UCSD) See faculty page here.
  • Liz Losh (UCSD) directs the culture, art, and technology program and writes about digital rhetoric
  • Kyle McKinley (a student in the Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program at UCSC)
  • Eric Morrill (UCI) is currently a PhD candidate in Visual Studies at UC Irvine, see
  • Patricia Morton (UCR) is Associate Professor of architectural history at the University of California, Riverside. See her faculty page here.
  • Chrissy Noble (UCD) is an undergraduate student at UC Davis, you can visit her website at
  • Dante Noto serves as Director of Resource Development for Education Partnerships, a department of the University of California Office of the President.
  • Olive Odille (a PHD student in Culture and Performance at UCLA).
  • Nicole Paiement (UCSC)
  • Lucy Potter (UCD) just finished her fourth and final year at UC Davis. Her double-major in Biological Sciences and Classical Languages/Literature is the best indecision she has ever made, pending her ability to combine the two into a career of some sort.
  • Dayanita Ramesh (UCD) is a fourth year, double majoring in International Relations and Art History.
  • Brett Stalbaum (UCSD) See faculty page here.
  • Ariel Swartley is the 2011-2012 arts correspondent for the UCIRA. See her bio here.
  • Van Tran (a first-year MFA student in the art department at UCSB) See
  • Daniel Tucker was the founding editor of SOTA and worked in 2010/11 as a communications consultant to the UCIRA. Find out more at
  • Holly Unruh is the Associate Director of UCIRA.
  • Kim Yasuda is the co-director of the UCIRA and a professor in the Art Department at UCSB. See her faculty page here.

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