Faculty Directory

Eric C Porter
  • Pronouns he, him, his, his, himself
  • Title
    • History Graduate Program Director
    • Professor
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • History Department
    • History of Consciousness Department
    • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Affiliations Music Department, Latin American & Latino Studies, Dolores Huerta Research Center for the Americas
  • Phone
    831-459-5287 (office, voice mail checked infrequently)
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 235
  • Office Hours Spring 2024: By appointment; email to set up zoom or in-person appointment; Tuesdays and Wednesdays are usually best for in-person
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise African American / Black Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Jazz, American Studies, California History, Improvisation, Urban studies, Cultural Studies
  • Courses HIS 120: W.E.B. Du Bois; HIS 20: Popular Music Movements; HIS 122A: Jazz and United States Cultural History; HIS 122B: Jazz and United States Cultural History; HIS 190C: 9/11 in Historical Perspective; HIS 204C: Colonialism, Nationalism And Race Research Seminar; HISC 216: Critical Race/Ethnic Studies; HISC 232: Music/Social/Thought; HISC: 246: Black Radicalism; HISC 249: Black Ecological Thought

Research Interests

Black cultural and intellectual history; US cultural history and cultural studies; critical race and ethnic studies; popular music and jazz studies; black radicalism; urban studies.

Biography, Education and Training

B.A. History, UC Berkeley
M.A. American Studies, University of Michigan
Ph.D. American Studies, University of Michigan