Kinneret Alexander, Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Email: and Canvas inbox

Office: 211 Batmale Hall, Ocean Campus

Office hours: By appointment on Wednesdays between 2:30-4pm in Batmale 211 on the Ocean Campus, or remotely by ConferZoom.

Phone: 415-452-5343

I will typically respond within 48 hours Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.


Fall 2019 Schedule

IDST30 ONLINE, Demystifying the Middle East

IDST37, Race and Ethnicity in the United States

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Education is the property of no one. It belongs to the people as a whole, and if education is not given to the people, they will have to take it. --Che Guevara

I have been teaching at City College of San Francisco since 2008 in classes ranging from Middle East Studies to Women's and Gender Studies while contributing to student programs such as Each One Teach One, programming in Women's History Month, and Interdisciplinary Studies departmental administration.

Online Learning

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