Graduate Directory

Philip Conklin
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 315
  • Mail Stop History Of Consciousness

Research Interests

Religion and the supernatural, popular political movements, the Philippines, history, anthropology, marxism, Detroit.

Biography, Education and Training

Rent Burden: 70% (what’s this?) Most graduate students at UCSC face severe rent burden, which means spending more than 50% of their stipends, before taxes, on housing. This is why hundreds of us are currently on wildcat strike, withholding Fall Quarter grades from UCSC until it grants us a cost of living adjustment (COLA). To learn more about the strike, go to

Selected Publications

A People's History of Detroit. With Mark Jay. Duke University Press, 2020.