African American & African Diaspora Studies


Michael J. Dumas

Photo of Michael J DumasAssistant Professor
Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
The intersection(s) of the cultural politics of Black education, the cultural political economy of urban education, and the futurity of Black childhood(s).

Michael Cohen

Photo of Michael CohenAssociate Teaching Professor
Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Cultural and political history of the United States from the Civil War to the Present. Teaching Areas: US Cultural History from the Civil War to the Present; Work and Labor History; World War II; Race, class and American popular culture; Cultural Studies and Marxist Theory; Drugs and Alcohol in US History

Darieck Scott

Photo of D ScottProfessor
Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:

20th and 21st century African American literature; creative writing; queer theory, and LGBTQ studies; race, gender and sexuality in fantasy, science fiction, and comic books.

john a. powell

Photo of john a. powellDirector
Othering & Belonging Institute

Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion

Professor
Joint Appointments, Departments of African American & African Diaspora Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
civil rights and civil liberties and a wide range of issues including race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy

Tianna Paschel

Photo of Tianna PaschelAssociate Professor
Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Intersection of racial ideology, politics, and globalization in Latin America. 

Chiyuma Elliott

Photo of Chiyuma ElliottAssociate Professor
Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Poetry and poetics, African American literature, intellectual history from the 1920s to the present, and Black Geography/Cultural Geography. 

Brandi Wilkins Catanese

Photo of Brandi Wilkins Catanese

Associate Dean
Graduate Division

Associate Professor
Joint Appointment, Departments of African American & African Diaspora Studies, and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
African American Theater and Popular Culture, Performance Theory, Performance and Politics, Performance and Diaspora, Black Theater Workshop

Ula Taylor

Photo of Ula Y. Taylor

1960 Chair of Undergraduate Education

Professor
Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
African American History (1890 – 1980), Black Nationalism, Pan-Africanism, Black Feminist Theory, African American Women’s History, Civil Rights and Black Power

Stephen Small

Photo of Stephen SmallProfessor
Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Social scientific analysis of contemporary racial formations, and addresses links between historical structures and contemporary manifestations of racial formations.

Leigh Raiford

Photo of Leigh RaifordProfessor
Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Race, Gender, Justice and Visuality

Nikki Jones

Photo of Nikki JonesH. Michael and Jeanne Williams Professor and Department Chair
Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Urban ethnography, urban sociology, race and ethnic relations and criminology and criminal justice, with a special emphasis on the intersection of race, gender, and justice.

Robert Allen

Photo of Robert AllenProfessor Emeritus
Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Life and work of C.L. Dellums, a leader of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Union. Social movements, labor studies, and race & gender studies. 

Anthropology


Nicholas Laluk

Photo of Nicholas LalukAssistant Professor
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:
Decolonization and Indigenization, Indigenous Methodologies, Tribal sovereignty-driven research

William (Bill) A. White III

Photo of William WhiteAssistant Professor
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:
Historical archaeology

Karen Nakamura

Photo of Karen NakamuraHaas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies

Professor  
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:
Cultural anthropology; Disability Studies; LGBT movements; minority social movements and identity politics; visual anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking, Japan

Cori Hayden

Photo of Cori HaydenProfessor
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:

Anthropology of science, technology, and medicine; Latin America (particularly Mexico); post-colonial science studies; kinship, gender, and queer studies.

Laurie Wilkie

Photo of Laurie WilkieProfessor
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:
Historical and Contemporary Archaeology, Preservation and Heritage, Household archaeology, US and Caribbean

Sarah E. Vaughn

Photo of Sarah E VaughnAssistant Professor
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:

Cultural Anthropology; (Post)colonial Science Studies; Environment; Expertise; Climate Change; Vulnerability; Critical Theories of Race and Racialization; Theories of Liberalism; Caribbean/Latin America.

Stefania Pandolfo

Photo of STEFANIA PANDOLFOProfessor
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:

Cultural Anthropology, theories of subjectivity, postcolonial criticism, anthropology and literature; Islam, Middle East and the Maghreb

Donald Moore

Photo of Donald S. MooreProfessor Emeritus
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:
Cultural politics; race, ethnicity, and identity; spatiality and power; governmentality; development; environment; postcolonial theory; Africa.

Charles Hirschkind

Photo of Charles HirschkindProfessor and Department Chair
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:
Religion, anthropology of the senses, media theory, language and performance, Islam and the Middle East.

Daniel Fisher

Photo of Daniel FisherAssociate Professor
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:
Social Cultural Anthropology; Media; Music and Sound; Photography and Cinema; Australia

Lawrence Cohen

Photo of Lawrence CohenProfessor
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:

Social Cultural Anthropology, Medical and Psychiatric Anthropology, Critical Gerontology, Lesbian and Gay Studies and Feminist and Queer Theory.

Aihwa Ong

Photo of Aihwa OngProfessor Emeritus 
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:

Science, Technology, & Society; Anthropology of Citizenship, Neoliberalism, Modernity; Contemporary Chinese Art; Selected interests in Southeast Asia, China, and U.S.A.

Margaret (Meg) W. Conkey

Photo of Meg ConkeyProfessor Emerita
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:
Prehistoric archaeology, hunter-gatherers, prehistoric art and symbolism, gender studies in archaeology; Old World, Southwestern Europe.

Charles Briggs

Photo of Charles BriggsProfessor
Department of Anthropology

Research Interests / Specializations:

Social/cultural anthropology, especially as relating to linguistic and medical anthropology, narrative, media and mediatization, folklore and performance, racialization, and violence.

Architecture


Ronald Rael

Photo of Ronal RaelEva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture

Professor
Department of Architecture

Research Interests / Specializations:
Connecting indigenous and traditional material practices to contemporary technologies and issues and he is considered to be a design activist, author, and thought leader within the topics of additive manufacturing, borderwall studies, and earthen architecture.

C. Greig Crysler

Photo of C. GREIG CRYSLERArcus Chair of Gender, Sexuality & The Built Environment

Professor
Department of Architecture

Research Interests / Specializations:
Focus on two areas of investigation. The first examines the institutions and practices of architectural theory in the context of the changing social, economic and political forces of the global present.

Art History


Atreyee Gupta

Photo of Atreyee GuptaAssistant Professor
Department of Art History

Research Interests / Specializations:
Global Modern Art; Modern and Contemporary South and Southeast Asian Art

Lauren Kroiz

Photo of Lauren KroizAssociate Professor
Department of Art History

Research Interests / Specializations:
20th Century American Art, History and theory of photography and new media, race and ethnic studies, and the relationships between regionalism, nationalism and globalism.

Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

Photo of Darcy Grimaldo GrigsbyProfessor
Department of Art History

Research Interests / Specializations:
18th- through early 20th-century French and American art and visual and material culture, particularly in relation to the politics of race and colonialism.

Julia Bryan-Wilson

Photo of Julia Bryan-WilsonDoris and Clarence Malo Professor
Department of Art History

Research Interests / Specializations:
Theories of artistic labor, feminist and queer theory, performance, production/fabrication, craft histories, photography, video, visual culture of the nuclear age, and collaborative practices.

Art Practice


Stephanie Syjuco

Photo of Stephanie SyjucoAssociate Professor of Sculpture
Department of Art Practice

Research Interests / Specializations:
Exploring the tension between the authentic and the counterfeit, challenging deep-seated assumptions about history, race, and labor.

Al-An deSouza

Photo of Al-An deSouzaProfessor of Photography
Department of Art Practice

Research Interests / Specializations:
Examining and restaging colonizing legacies through strategies of humor, fabulation, and (mis)translation.

Asma Kazmi

Photo of Asma KazmiAssistant Professor
Department of Art Practice

Research Interests / Specializations:
Combines virtual and material objects to explore simultaneity—a tug of more than one time and place. Work involves long-term engagement with cities, architecture, plants, animals, stones, and other matter to locate vestiges of relations forged by the legacies of colonialism and post-colonial contexts.

Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies


Carolyn Chen

Photo of Carolyn ChenAssociate Professor
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Religion, Asian American Religion, Ethnicity, Immigration, Sociology of Work

Sau-Ling C. Wong

Photo of Sau-Ling WongProfessor Emeritus
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Construction of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and national & cultural membership in Asian American literature, esp. Chinese American literature and Chinese-language immigrant literature and film.

Ling-Chi Wang

Photo of Ling-Chi WangProfessor Emeritus
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Asian American history, Asian American civil rights issues; Overseas Chinese; U.S. foreign policies in Asia; bilingual education; and Asian Americans in higher education.

Khatharya Um

Photo of Khatharya UmAssociate Professor
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Politics of memory and commemoration in post conflict communities, Transnationalism and diaspora, Colonial and postcolonial studies, Community Studies and Oral History, Southeast Asia and Southeast American communities, Youth and second generation issues, Human rights, human security, and social justice, Genocide studies, Wars, empires and refugees, Education

Lok Siu

Photo of Lok SiuAssociate Professor
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Transnationalism; Migration; Cultural Citizenship; Un/Belonging; Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Formation; Asians in the Americas; Cultural Politics of Food; Ethnography

Michael Omi

Photo of Michael OmiProfessor Emeritus
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Racial Theory and Politics, Racial/Ethnic Classification and Identity, Comparative Racialization, Asian Americans and racial stratification, racial and ethnic categories and the U.S. Census, and both racist and anti-racist social movements.

Elaine Kim

Photo of Elaine KimProfessor of the Graduate School (Emerita)
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Asian American literature and visual art, Korean American literary and cultural studies, representations of gender and ethnicity, sites of conflict and collaboration among racialized groups, and U.S. public education.

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Photo of CATHERINE CENIZA CHOYProfessor
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Asian American History; Philippine and Filipino American Studies; Adoption; Nursing; Migration; Gender

Business


Laura Kray

Photo of Laura KrayFaculty Director
Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

Chair, Management of Organizations Group
Haas School of Business

The Ned and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership  

Professor
Haas School of Business

Research Interests / Specializations:
Gender Bias, Motivated Cognition, Mindsets, Groups and Teams, Ethics and Morality, Negotiations and Conflict Resolution

Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies


Ramon Grosfoguel

Photo of Ramon GrosfogueAssociate Professor
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Decoloniality; International Migration; Political-Economy of the World-System; Racism; Islamophobia

Alex Saragoza

Photo of Alex SaragozaProfessor Emeritus
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Intersections with immigration to the USA, especially Mexico and Cuba, Historical interface between processes of racialization and inequity in Latin America.

Laura E. Pérez

Photo of Laura PerezChair
Latinx Research Center

Professor
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Decolonial aesthetics, Decolonial spiritualities, Latina/o literary + visual + performance arts, Post-sixties US Women of Color Feminist and Queer Thought

Beatriz Manz

Photo of Beatriz ManzProfessor of the Graduate School (Emerita)
Joint Appointment, Departments of Geography and Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Interested in Mayan populations, refugees, migration to the US, Latin America; Peasantry; Migrations; Social movements; Human Rights; Political/Social/Ethnic Conflict

Raúl Coronado

Photo of Raul CoronadoAssociate Professor
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Histories of sexuality & of the academic disciplines, Latina/o intellectual & literary history, The comparative history of writing in the colonial and 19th century Americas, Theories of modernity & postcolonialism

 

City and Regional Planning


Charisma Acey

Photo of CHARISMA S ACEYAssociate Professor
Department of City & Regional Planning

Research Interests / Specializations:
Sustainable urbanism in the U.S. and the developing world; environmental justice; environmental behaviors and governance; water and sanitation infrastructure; food systems planning and food security, political economy of poverty reduction and access to basic services; social equity and participatory decision making; public participation GIS and spatial analysis.

Jason Corburn

Photo of Jason CorburnDirector
Institute of Urban and Regional Development

Professor 
Joint Appointment, Department of City & Regional Planning and School of Public Health

Research Interests / Specializations:
Environmental policy & planning; environmental health; urban environmental justice; social & spatial epidemiology; health impact assessment; science & technology studies; social theory; environmental dispute resolution.

Comparative Ethnic Studies


john a. powell

Photo of john a. powellDirector
Othering & Belonging Institute

Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion

Professor
Joint Appointments, Departments of African American & African Diaspora Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
civil rights and civil liberties and a wide range of issues including race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy

Salar Mameni

Photo of Salar MameniAssistant Professor
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Art, Aesthetics and Visual Culture, Transnational Feminism, Queer of Color Critique, Arab/Muslim Disapora, Militarism, Critical Race and Postcolonial Theory, Anthropocene, Extractive Economies and Petrocultures

Christian Paiz

Photo of Christian PiazAssistant Professor
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Comparative historical studies of race, gender and class and their intersections in relation to immigration, labor markets, and citizenship, Comparative Latino Studies, Historical Methods, Immigration, Labor, Philippine and Filipino American Studies, Social Movement History, United States History

Keith Feldman

Photo of Keith FeldmanAssociate Professor
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Arab and Arab American Studies, Critical Race Theory, Cultural Theory, Cultures of US Imperialism, Diaspora Studies, Transnational American Studies, Visual Culture Studies

Juana María Rodríguez

Photo of Juana RodriguezProfessor and Department Chair
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Critical legal theory, Latinx media and popular culture, LGBTQ activisms, Racialized gender and sexuality

Mario Barrera

Photo of Mario BarreraProfessor Emeritus
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Class, Ethnic Minority Films, Race, Theories of Ethnicity

Evelyn Nakano Glenn

Photo of EvelynNG

Founding Director
Center for Race & Gender

Professor of the Graduate School (Emerita)
Joint Appointment, Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Political economy of households, the intersection of race and gender, immigration, and citizenship. My current project is a historical comparative study of the transnational race and gender division of caring labor, which examines historical continuities in the association between unequal citizenship and caring labor.

Comparative Literature


Beth H. Piatote

Photo of Beth PiatoteAssociate Professor
Joint Appointment, Departments of Comparative Literature and Comparative Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Native American/Indigenous literature, history, law and culture, Global Indigenous Literature, Native American visual art, American literature and cultural studies, Nez Perce language and literature, indigenous language revitalization, creative writing.

Anne-Lise Francois

Photo of Anne Lise FrancoisAssociate Professor
Joint Appointment, Departments of Comparative Literature and English

Research Interests / Specializations:
Convergence of literary and environmental studies. In areas as diverse as contemporary food and farming politics and debates on climate change and the temporality of environmental violence, she continues to seek alternatives to Enlightenment models of heroic action, productive activity, and accumulation, and to identify examples of the ethos of recessive fulfillment and non-actualization theorized in Open Secrets.

Karl Britto

Photo of Karl BrittoAssociate Professor
Joint Appointment, Departments of Comparative Literature and French

Research Interests / Specializations:
Francophone colonial and postcolonial literatures of Vietnam, Africa and the Caribbean.

Chana Kronfeld

Photo of Chana KronfeldBernie H. Williams Professor of Modern Hebrew, Yiddish and Comparative Literature
Joint Appointment, Departments of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, and Comparative Literature, and the Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Modernism in Hebrew, Yiddish and English poetry, intertextuality, translation studies, theory of metaphor, literary historiography, stylistics and ideology, gender studies, political poetry, marginality and minor literatures, literature & linguistics, negotiating theory and close reading.

East Asian Languages and Cultures


Andrew Jones

Photo of Andrew JonesLouis B. Agassiz Chair in Chinese

Professor and Department Chair
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Research Interests / Specializations:
Modern Chinese literature and media culture, music, cinema, and media technology, modern and contemporary fiction, children’s literature, and the cultural history of the global 1960s.

Economics


Jesse Rothstein

Photo of Jesse RothsteinFaculty Director
California Policy Lab

Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy and Economics
Goldman School of Public Policy

Research Interests / Specializations:
Education and tax policy, and particularly on the way that public institutions ameliorate or reinforce the effects of children’s families on their academic and economic outcomes.

Education


Patricia Baquedano-Lopez

Photo of Patricia Banquedano-Lopez

Associate Professor
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
Indigenous Latinx Students, Critical Research Methodologies, Discourse Analysis, Parent Engagement in Schools

Cati V. de los Ríos

Photo of CatiAssistant Professor of Literacy, Reading and Bi/Multilingual Education
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
Ethnographic, community-based, and participatory research is situated at the axes of literacy studies, educational anthropology, sociolinguistics, folklore studies  and ethnic studies, with an emphasis on studying the unitary linguistic and semiotic repertoires that Latina/o/x youth and families deploy and develop across sociocultural settings

Tesha Sengupta-Irving

Photo of TeshaAssociate Professor of Learning Sciences & STEM Education
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
Sociocultural, disciplinary, and political dimensions of children’s mathematics learning.

Thomas M. Philip

Photo of Philip ThomasProfessor
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
How teachers make sense of power and hierarchy in classrooms, schools, and society. How teachers act on their sense of agency as they navigate and ultimately transform classrooms and institutions toward more equitable, just, and democratic practices and outcomes. Teacher education. Learning as Political & Ethical.

Travis J. Bristol

Photo of Travis J BristolAssociate Professor
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
The role of educational policies in shaping teacher workplace experiences and retention; District and school-based professional learning communities; The role of race and gender in educational settings

Tina Trujillo

Photo of Tina TrujilloAssociate Professor
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
The instructional and political implications of private intermediary organizations as technical assistance providers for public school districts.

Janelle Scott

Photo of Janelle ScottProfessor
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
The relationship between education, policy, and equality of opportunity, and centers on three related policy strands: the racial politics of public education, the politics of school choice, marketization, and privatization, and the role of elite and community-based advocacy in shaping public education.

Jabari Mahiri

Photo of Jabari MahiriWilliam and Mary Jane Brinton Family Chair in Urban Education

Professor
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
Adolescence. Alternative Schooling, At-Risk Youth, Computer-Mediated Learning, Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Diversity, Educational Equity, Ethnic Issues, Learning, Literacy, Multicultural Education, School and non-school Learning Contexts, School-University Collaboration, Teacher Development, Teacher Education and Certification, Technology and Schools, Urban Schooling, Writing and Literature

Zeus Leonardo

Photo of Zeus LeonardoProfessor
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
Study of ideologies and discourses in education with respect to structural relations of power. Relationship between schooling and social relations, such as race, class, culture, and gender.

Kris D. Gutiérrez

Photo of Kris GutierrezAssociate Dean
Graduate School of Education

Carol Liu Professor of Education
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
Critical approach to the Learning Sciences and to Cultural Historical Activity Theory, examining the cultural dimensions of learning in designed learning environments, with attention to students and families from non-dominant and translingual communities.

Frank C. Worrell

Photo of Frank C WorrellProfessor
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
Academic talent development/gifted education, at-risk youth, cultural identities, scale development and validation, teacher effectiveness, time perspective, and the translation of psychological research findings into school-based practice. The role of psychosocial constructs as risk and protective factors in relation to students’ educational and psychological functioning.

Daniel Perlstein

Photo of Dan PerlsteinProfessor
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
The relationship of democratic aspirations to social inequalities in American schools and life.

Lisa García Bedolla

Photo of Lisa Garcia BedollaVice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division

Professor
Graduate School of Education

Research Interests / Specializations:
Using the tools of social science to reveal the causes of educational and political inequalities in the United States, considering differences across the lines of ethnorace, gender, class, geography, et cetera. 

English


Anne-Lise Francois

Photo of Anne Lise FrancoisAssociate Professor
Joint Appointment, Departments of Comparative Literature and English

Research Interests / Specializations:
Convergence of literary and environmental studies. In areas as diverse as contemporary food and farming politics and debates on climate change and the temporality of environmental violence, she continues to seek alternatives to Enlightenment models of heroic action, productive activity, and accumulation, and to identify examples of the ethos of recessive fulfillment and non-actualization theorized in Open Secrets.

John Alba Cutler

Photo of John Alba CutlerAssociate Professor 
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
Chicanx and/or Latinx, Poetry

Kathleen Donegan

Photo of Kathleen DDaniel E. Koshland, Jr. Chancellor’s Distinguished Chair in Writing

Associate Professor
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:

Atlantic, Caribbean, Early American, Native American

Hertha Sweet Wong

Photo of Hertha WongAssociate Dean of Arts & Humanities
College of Letters & Science

Professor
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
19th Century American, 20th and 21st Century American, Native American, Cultural Studies

Susan Schweik

Photo of Susan SchweikProfessor 
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
20th century poetry, late nineteenth century American literature, women’s studies and gender theory, urban studies, war literature and children’s literature, disability studies

Scott Saul

Photo of ScottSaulProfessor
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
20th and 21st Century American, African American, Cultural Studies, Drama

Steven Lee

Photo of Steven LeeAssociate Professor 
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
American literature, comparative ethnic studies, Soviet and post-Soviet studies, and Northeast Asia during the interwar years.

Donna Jones

Photo of Donna JonesAssociate Professor 
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
African, Caribbean, Critical Theory, Narrative & the Novel, 20th and 21st Century British

Nadia Ellis

Photo of Nadia EllisAssociate Professor 
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
Black Diasporic, Caribbean, and postcolonial literatures and cultures

Stephen M. Best

Photo of Stephen M BestProfessor
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
American and African-American literature and culture, cinema and technology, rhetoric and the law, and critical theory.

Bryan Wagner

Photo of Bryan WagnerProfessor
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
African American expression in the context of slavery and its aftermath, and he has secondary interests in legal history and vernacular culture.

Poulomi Saha

Photo of Poulomi SahaAssociate Professor
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
Intersections of psychoanalytic critique, feminist and queer theory, postcolonial studies, and ethnic American literature, research spans eastward and forward from the late 19th century decline of British colonial rule in the Indian Ocean through to the Pacific and the rise of American global power and domestic race relations in the 20th century. 

Colleen Lye

Photo of Colleen LyeAssociate Professor
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
20th and 21st-century literature, Marxism and postcolonial theory, Critical Theory, and Asian American Studies

Abdul R. JanMohamed

Photo of Abdul R JanMohamedProfessor
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
Critical Theory, African American, Cultural Studies

Marcial González

Photo of Marcial GonzalezAssociate Professor
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
Chicana/o literature, migrant and immigrant literature, farm labor social movements, and Marxist literary theory

Elizabeth Abel

Photo of Elizabeth AbelJohn F. Hotchkis Chair in English

Professor
Department of English

Research Interests / Specializations:
Gender and sexuality, psychoanalysis, and twentieth-century fiction (with a focus on Virginia Woolf).  Race, cultural studies, and visuality.

Environmental Design


Danielle Zoe Rivera

Photo of Danielle RiveraAssistant Professor of  Landscape Architecture + Environmental Planning
College of Environmental Design

Research Interests / Specializations:
Environmental Justice, Climate Justice, Environmental Planning, Community Design, Mexican American and Puerto Rican Studies

Environmental Science, Policy and Management


Elizabeth Hoover

Photo of Elizabeth HooverAssociate Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

Research Interests / Specializations:

Native American food systems, food sovereignty, Native American environmental health movements, heirloom seeds, Indigenous uses of fire, Native American museum curation, community based participatory research, environmental justice, food justice

Christopher Schell

Photo of Christopher SchellAssistant Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

Research Interests / Specializations:

Urban ecology, animal behavior, endocrine mechanisms, human-wildlife conflict, social-ecological systems, environmental justice, mammalogy

Jeffrey M. Romm

Photo of Jeffrey RommProfessor of the Graduate School
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

Research Interests / Specializations:
Natural resource and environmental policy

Michael Mascarenhas

Photo of Michael MascarenhasProfessor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

Research Interests / Specializations:

Postcolonial theory and development studies, environmental justice and critical race theory, and science and technology studies

Rachel Morello-Frosch

Photo of Rachel Morello-FroschProfessor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

Research Interests / Specializations:

Race and class determinants of the distribution of health risks associated with air pollution among diverse communities in the United States.

Seth Holmes

Photo of Seth HolmesCo-Chair
Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, and

Research Interests / Specializations:

Medical anthropology, transnational im/migration and refugeeism, critical food studies, racialization and racism, gender and queer theory, naturalization and normalization of social and health inequalities, Latin America, the United States, and Europe.

Claudia J. Carr

Photo of Claudia CarrAssociate Professor Emerita
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

Research Interests / Specializations:

International and rural resource development; public policy and international rural development; water resources and public policy; African natural resources and development; river basin development and conservation; pastoralism and development

Film & Media


Natalia Brizuela

Photo of NATALIA BRIZUELAClass of 1930 Chair
Center for Latin American Studies

Professor
Joint Appointment, Departments of Spanish & Portuguese and Film & Media

Research Interests / Specializations:
Photography, film and contemporary art, critical theory and aesthetics of both Spanish America and Brazil.

Linda Williams

Photo of Linda WilliamsProfessor Emerita
Departments of Rhetoric and Film & Media

Research Interests / Specializations:

Film history and genre, Melodrama and pornography, Feminist theory, Visual culture

French


Karl Britto

Photo of Karl BrittoAssociate Professor
Joint Appointment, Departments of Comparative Literature and French

Research Interests / Specializations:
Francophone colonial and postcolonial literatures of Vietnam, Africa and the Caribbean.

Debarati Sanyal

Photo of Sanyal DebaratiProfessor
Department of and French

Research Interests / Specializations:
Critical refugee studies; aesthetics and biopolitics; human rights and humanitarianism; postwar French and Francophone culture; transcultural memory studies; Holocaust studies; critical theory; 19th-century French literature

Gender & Women's Studies


Evelyn Nakano Glenn

Photo of EvelynNG

Founding Director
Center for Race & Gender

Professor of the Graduate School (Emerita)
Joint Appointment, Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Political economy of households, the intersection of race and gender, immigration, and citizenship. My current project is a historical comparative study of the transnational race and gender division of caring labor, which examines historical continuities in the association between unequal citizenship and caring labor.

Courtney Morris

Photo of Courtney MorrisAssistant Professor
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Black women’s social movements, State violence and authoritarianism, Racial formations in Latin America, the Caribbean and the US, Critical race theory, Feminist and queer theory, Environmental ethics, Black visual culture and aesthetics

Eric A. Stanley

Photo of Eric StanleyAssociate Professor
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Prison abolition, Radical queer/trans movements, Anarcha-feminism, Architectures of attack, gentrification, displacement

Alisa Bierria

Photo of Alisa BierriaAssociate Director (2010 – 2018)
Center for Race & Gender

Assistant Professor
UCLA, Department of Gender Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Racialized gender violence and critical acts of survival. Black Feminist Theory, Gender Violence and Redress, Feminist and Queer Carceral Studies, Agency and Intentionality, Feminist Epistemology.

Leslie Salzinger

Photo of Leslie SalzingerAssociate Professor
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Gender and capitalism, Feminist theory, Political economy and transnational processes. Ethnography, mostly focused on Latin America, especially Mexico. The cultural constitution of economic processes and the creation of subjects within political economies.

 

Laura Nelson

Photo of Laura NelsonAssociate Professor and Department Chair
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Gender, medicine, and politics: Cultural, political, and experiential aspects of breast cancer in South Korea. How, why, and to what effect constructions of gender, class, and race are mobilized and manipulated in South Korea. Structures of cultural temporality (future, present, or past orientation) and anti-poverty policies (U.S. and South Korea).

Minoo Moallem

Photo of Minoo MoallemProfessor
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Postcolonial and Transnational Feminist Theories, Immigration and Diaspora Studies, Feminist Cultural Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Iranian Cultural Politics and Diasporas

 

Mel Y. Chen

Photo of Mel Y. Chen

Associate Professor
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:

Queer and gender theory, animal studies, critical race theory, disability studies, and critical linguistics.

Paola Bacchetta

Photo of Paola BacchettaCo-Chair of the Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative
Center for Race & Gender

Professor
Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:

Queer and gender theory, animal studies, critical race theory, disability studies, and critical linguistics.transnational feminist theory; gender, sexuality, race, religion; nationalisms (especially Hindu nationalism); religious, ethnic and political conflict; social movements (feminist, lesbian, anti-racism, and right-wing); space; postcolonial theory; qualitative methods (discourse analysis and ethnography). Geographic areas of specialization outside the United States: India and France.

Geography


Brandi Thompson Summers

Photo of Brandi Thompson SummersAssistant Professor
Department of Geography

Research Interests / Specializations:
Black geographies, urban geography, racial aesthetics, design, planning, and architecture, cultural politics of difference

Jovan Scott Lewis

Photo of Jovan ScottAssociate Professor
Department of Geography

Research Interests / Specializations:
Black Geographies, Economic geography, Caribbean Thought, decoloniality,  reparations and repair, poverty and inequality, race (blackness),  the Caribbean (Jamaica) African-American communities (Tulsa, OK), 

Jake Kosek

Photo of Jake KosekAssociate Professor
Department of Geography

Research Interests / Specializations:
Cultural politics of nature and difference; cultural geography, science and technology studies; critical race theory; critical cartography; biopolitics; human and the non-human; and environmental politics

Sharad Chari

Photo of SHARAD CHARIAssociate Professor
Department of Geography

Research Interests / Specializations:
Geography as history of the present and as Earth/world-writing, social theory, political economy, development, agrarian studies, labor and work, racial/sexual capitalism, Black radical tradition, biopolitical struggle, oceanic humanities, photography, South Asia, South Africa, Indian Ocean.

Beatriz Manz

Photo of Beatriz ManzProfessor of the Graduate School (Emerita)
Joint Appointment, Departments of Geography and Comparative Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Interested in Mayan populations, refugees, migration to the US, Latin America; Peasantry; Migrations; Social movements; Human Rights; Political/Social/Ethnic Conflict

German


Deniz Göktürk

Photo of Deniz GokturkProfessor
Department of German

Research Interests / Specializations:
Cultural and media studies with a focus on moving images, multilingual literature, and theories of migration, social interaction and aesthetic intervention in a global horizon

Jeroen Dewulf

Photo Jeroen DewulfDirector
Institute of European Studies

Director
Center for Portuguese Studies

Queen Beatrix Professor in Dutch Studies

Professor
Department of German

Research Interests / Specializations:
Transatlantic slave trade; Dutch and Portuguese colonial history; Dutch and German literature; Low Countries Studies; Swiss literature and culture; European politics and culture

History


Rebecca Herman

Photo of Rebecca HermanAssistant Professor 
Department of History

Research Interests / Specializations:
Exploring twentieth-century Latin American social and political history in a global context, probing the intersections between grand narratives and local history. 

Bernadette Pérez

Photo of Bernadette PérezAssistant Professor
Department of History

Research Interests / Specializations:
Histories of Latinx and Indigenous peoples in the West. Work is situated at the intersection of multiple subfields of history, from race and environment to labor, migration, and colonialism.  Empire and capitalism in action.

Dylan Penningroth

Photo of Dylan PennigrothProfessor
Joint Appointment, Department of History and School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
African American history and in U.S. socio-legal history, Law and Society, Legal History, Racial and Social Justice

Elena Schneider

Photo of Elena SchneiderAssociate Professor
Department of History

Research Interests / Specializations:
Cuba and the Caribbean, comparative colonialism and slavery, and the Black Atlantic

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

Photo of Stephanie Jones RodgersChancellor’s Professor of History, 2021-2024 

Associate Professor
Department of History

Research Interests / Specializations:
Gender and American slavery, colonial and 19th century legal and economic history, especially as it pertains to women, systems of bondage, and the slave trade.

Brian DeLay

Photo of Brian DeLayPreston Hotchkis Chair in the History of the United States 

Associate Professor
Department of History

Research Interests / Specializations:
US and the World, American West, 19th-century Americas, transnational history, US-Mexico Borderlands, Native American History, International Arms Trade

Waldo E. Martin

Photo of Martin WaldoAlexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship
Department of History

Research Interests / Specializations:
Modern African American Cultural Politics: 1945-1980. Examining the cultural impact and significance of the Civil Rights and Black Power struggles on the Black Freedom Struggle specifically, and postwar American Culture more generally.

David A. Hollinger

Photo of David HollingerPreston Hotchkis Professor Emeritus
Department of History

Research Interests / Specializations:
Impact of foreign missionary project (2/3 female) on American culture and politics; theories of race and identity.

Integrative Biology


Tyrone B. Hayes

Photo of Tyrone HayesProfessor and Department Co-Chair
Department of Integrative Biology

Research Interests / Specializations:
The role of steroid hormones in amphibian development and conduct both laboratory and field studies in the U.S. and Africa. The two main areas of interest are metamorphosis and sex differentiation, growth (larval and adult) and hormonal regulation of aggressive behavior.

Italian Studies


Rhiannon Noel Welch

Photo of Rhiannon Noel WelchAssociate Professor
Department of Italian Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Modern Italian literature, film, and critical theory

Journalism


Neil Henry

Photo of Neil HenryProfessor and Dean Emeritus
Graduate School of Journalism

Jon Else

Photo of Jon ElseProfessor Emeritus
Graduate School of Journalism

William (Bill) J. Drummond

Photo of Bill DrummondPermanent Faculty
Graduate School of Journalism

Research Interests / Specializations:
Prison Policy,  Incorporating stress-reduction techniques into journalism education.

Lydia Chavez

Photo of Lydia ChavezProfessor Emeritus
Graduate School of Journalism

Law


Osagie K. Obasogie

Photo of Osagie ObasogieHaas Distinguished Chair

Professor of Law and Professor of Bioethics
Joint Appointment, School of Law and School of Public Health, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Research Interests / Specializations:
Constitutional law, policing and police use of force, sociology of law, bioethics, race and inequality in law and medicine, and reproductive and genetic technologies. The role of science, medicine, and medical professionals in hindering the ability to hold police officers accountable when they use excessive force; analyzes the legacy of the American eugenics movement and its contemporary impact on law, science, medicine, and technology; studies how legal doctrine produces police violence; and exposes the often overlooked limitations of DNA databases when they are used in criminal investigations.

john a. powell

Photo of john a. powellDirector
Othering & Belonging Institute

Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity and Inclusion

Professor
Joint Appointments, Departments of African American & African Diaspora Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
civil rights and civil liberties and a wide range of issues including race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty, and democracy

Jennifer M. Chacón

Photo of JENNIFER M. CHACÓNProfessor
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Justice, Critical Legal Theory, Immigration, Racial and Social Justice

Asad Rahim

Photo of Asad RahimAssistant Professor
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Critical Legal Theory, Law and Society, Racial and Social Justice

Abbye Atkinson

Photo of Abbye AtkinsonClass of 1965 Assistant Professor of Law
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:

Law of debtors and creditors as it affects marginalized communities.

Khiara Bridges

Photo of Khiara BridgesProfessor
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
Race, class, reproductive rights, and the intersection of the three.

Victoria Plaut

Photo of Victoria PlautDirector
Culture, Diversity & Intergroup Relations Lab

Claire Sanders Clements Dean’s Professor of Law
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:

Projects on diversity include studies related to diversity climate, diversity resistance, perceptions of inclusion, colorblind vs. multicultural models of diversity, models of deafness and disability, and gender diversity and recruitment, among others. Cultural psychology, including cultural models of success, self, well-being, relationship, and law. Incorporating empirical psychological research related to issues of diversity and culture into the design of legal institutions and organizations.

Taeku Lee

Photo of Taeku LeeAssociate Dean of Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
School of Law

The George Johnson Professor of Law, and Professor of Political Science
Joint Appointment, School of Law and The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

Research Interests / Specializations:
Racial and ethnic politics, public opinion and survey research, identity and inequality, and deliberative and participatory democracy.

Kathryn Abrams

Photo of Kathryn AbramsHerma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:

Feminist jurisprudence, voting rights and constitutional law. Questions of employment discrimination, minority vote dilution, campaign finance, constitutional law, and law and the emotions, but it has focused most centrally on feminist jurisprudence.  Feminist methodology and epistemology, the jurisprudence of sexual harassment, and cultural and theoretical constructions of women’s agency.

Sarah Song

Photo of Sarah SongThe Milo Rees Robbins Chair in Legal Ethics Professor of Law, and Professor of Political Science and Philosophy
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
Issues of democracy, citizenship, migration, and inequality. Political and legal philosophy, citizenship and migration, and feminist theory and jurisprudence.

Dylan Penningroth

Photo of Dylan PennigrothProfessor
Joint Appointment, Department of History and School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
African American history and in U.S. socio-legal history, Law and Society, Legal History, Racial and Social Justice

Sonia Katyal

Photo of Sonia KatyalAssociate Dean of Faculty Development and Research
School of Law

Co-Director
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Distinguished Haas Chair

Professor
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
Intersection of technology, intellectual property, and civil rights (including antidiscrimination, privacy, and freedom of speech). Artificial intelligence and intellectual property; the intersection between the right to information and human rights; trademark law and branding; and a variety of projects on the intersection between museums, cultural property and new media.  Matters regarding law, gender and sexuality.

Russell Robinson

Photo of Russell RobinsonFaculty Director
Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture

Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
Anti-discrimination law, race and sexuality, law and psychology, constitutional law, and media and entertainment law.

Jonathan Simon

Photo of Jonathan SimonLance Robbins Professor of Criminal Justice Law
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
Role of crime and criminal justice in governing contemporary societies, risk and the law, and the history of the interdisciplinary study of law. Criminal law, criminal procedure, criminology, legal studies and the sociology of law. Human Rights of Prisoners.

Ian Haney López

Photo of Ian Haney LopezChief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
Race and constitutional law. How racism has evolved since the civil rights era, the connection between racial divisions in society and growing wealth inequality in the United States. Dog Whistle Politics

Laurel E. Fletcher

Photo of Lauren FletcherClinical Program Director
School of Law

Co-Director
International Human Rights Law Clinic

Co-Faculty Director
Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Chancellor’s Clinical Professor of Law
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
Human rights, humanitarian law, international criminal justice, and transitional justice. 

Catherine Fisk

Photo of Catherine FiskBarbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
Employment Law, Labor Law, Civil Procedure, and Understanding the U.S. Legal Profession. Intersection of antitrust, labor, and copyright law in structuring labor relations in American theatre, the crafting of New Deal era labor and social welfare legislation, social movement lawyering, free speech rights of worker organizations and in the workplace, new forms of labor organizing, and police unions.

Christopher Edley, Jr.

Photo of Christopher EdleyThe Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr. Distinguished Professor
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
Administrative law, civil rights, education policy, and domestic public policy. 

Lauren Edelman

Photo of Lauren EdelmanAgnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law, and Professor of Sociology
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
The interplay between organizations and their legal environments, focusing on employers’ responses to and constructions of civil rights laws, workers’ mobilization of legal rights, the impact of management practices on law and legal institutions, dispute resolution in organizations, school rights, empirical critical race studies, empirical sociolegal studies, and employer accommodations of disabilities in the workplace.

Catherine Albiston

Photo of Catherine AlbistonFaculty Director
Center for the Study of Law and Society

The Jackson H. Ralston Professor of Law, and Professor of Sociology
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
Employment Discrimination, Sociology of Law, Social Movements and Law, Research Design, and the Advanced Interdisciplinary Writing Workshop on Law. The relationship between law and social change through a variety of empirical projects.

Leti Volpp

Director
Center for Race & Gender

Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice
School of Law

Research Interests / Specializations:
Legal understandings of the relationship between culture, migration and identity, and on theories of citizenship. Asian American racialization and in the culturalization of racism, especially as it is expressed through concern about cultural forms of gendered subordination.

Linguistics


Richard A. Rhodes

Photo of Richard A RhodesAssociate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Co-Director
Canadian Studies Program

Associate Professor
Department of Linguistics

Research Interests / Specializations:
The intersection of language, history, and geography.Algonquian languages (Ojibwe/Ottawa, Cree), Mixe-Zoquean languages (Sayuleño), mixed languages (Métchif), language contact, language spreads, pronominal systems

Leanne Hinton

Photo of Leanne HintonProfessor Emerita
Department of Linguistics

Research Interests / Specializations:
Language death and language revitalization, and thus the politics of language. 

Mechanical Engineering


Alice M. Agogino

Photo of Alice AgoginoRoscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Chair in Mechanical Engineering

Product Design Concentration Founder and Head Advisor
MEng Program

Professor of the Graduate School
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests / Specializations:
Intelligent learning systems; information retrieval and data mining; multiobjective and strategic product design; nonlinear optimization; probabilistic modeling; intelligent control and manufacturing; sensor validation, fusion and diagnostics; wireless sensor networks; multimedia and computer-aided design; design databases; design theory and methods; MEMS Synthesis and CAD; artificial intelligence and decision and expert systems; gender equity.

Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures


Chana Kronfeld

Photo of Chana KronfeldBernie H. Williams Professor of Modern Hebrew, Yiddish and Comparative Literature
Joint Appointment, Departments of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, and Comparative Literature, and the Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Modernism in Hebrew, Yiddish and English poetry, intertextuality, translation studies, theory of metaphor, literary historiography, stylistics and ideology, gender studies, political poetry, marginality and minor literatures, literature & linguistics, negotiating theory and close reading.

Native American Studies


Thomas Biolsi

Photo of Thomas BiolsiProfessor
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Race-Making, Indian Law & Policy, Governmentality

Shari Huhndorf

Photo of Shari HuhndorfClass of 1938 Professor
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Interdisciplinary Native American studies, Alaska Native studies, contemporary literary and visual culture, cultural studies, gender studies, and American studies.

Beth H. Piatote

Photo of Beth PiatoteAssociate Professor
Joint Appointment, Departments of Comparative Literature and Comparative Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Native American/Indigenous literature, history, law and culture, Global Indigenous Literature, Native American visual art, American literature and cultural studies, Nez Perce language and literature, indigenous language revitalization, creative writing.

Nuclear Engineering


Daniel Kammen

Photo of Daniel KammenDirector
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL)

Professor of Energy
Joint Appointment, Goldman School of Public Policy’s Energy and Resources Group, and Department of Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests / Specializations:
Climate Change, Engineering, Environment, Energy, Renewable and Clean Energy, Energy Forecasting, Health and Environment, International R&D Policy, Race and Gender, Rural Resource Management

Political Science


Cecilia Hyunjung Mo

Photo of CECILIA H. MOJudith E. Gruber Associate Professor
The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

Research Interests / Specializations:
Behavioral political economy, comparative political behavior, the political economy of development, and social policy research. Contemporary challenges to development and moral issues of today like cultivating democratic citizenship, understanding and addressing the negative consequences of rising inequality, combatting modern day slavery, and reducing prejudice. 

Desmond Jagmohan

Photo of Desmond JagmohanAssistant Professor
The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

Research Interests / Specializations:
The history of African American and American political thought, the politics of deception; theories of property, slavery, and domination; and the ideas of nationalism and self-determination in black political thought. 

Wendy Brown

Photo of Wendy BrownProfessor Emeritus
The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

Research Interests / Specializations:
The history of political theory, nineteenth and twentieth century Continental theory, critical theory and theories of contemporary capitalism.

Taeku Lee

Photo of Taeku LeeAssociate Dean of Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program
School of Law

The George Johnson Professor of Law, and Professor of Political Science
Joint Appointment, School of Law and The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

Research Interests / Specializations:
Racial and ethnic politics, public opinion and survey research, identity and inequality, and deliberative and participatory democracy.

Psychology


Jason Okonofua

Photo of JASON OKONOFUAAssistant Professor
Department of Psychology

Research Interests / Specializations:
Mindsets; stereotypes; education-based motivation; large-scale psychological intervention; social cognition; teacher-student relationships; school-to-prison pipeline; discipline in K-12 schooling

Ann M. Kring

Photo of Ann KringProfessor
Department of Psychology

Research Interests / Specializations:
Developmental predictors of clinical, social, cognitive, and emotional functioning in middle age; Emotional features of schizophrenia, the linkage between emotion, cognitive and social deficits in schizophrenia

Dacher Keltner

Photo of DACHER KELTNERCo-Director
Greater Good Science Center

Professor
Department of Psychology

Research Interests / Specializations:
Social/Personality: emotion; social interaction; individual differences in emotion; conflict and negotiation; culture

Stephen Hinshaw

Photo of Stephen HinshawVice-Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychology

Distinguished Professor, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Psychology

Research Interests / Specializations:
Developmental psychopathology; externalizing behavior dimensions and disorders; family, peer, and neuropsychological risk factors; mechanisms of change via clinical trials; stigma and mental illness

Public Health


Jason Corburn

Photo of Jason CorburnDirector
Institute of Urban and Regional Development

Professor 
Joint Appointment, Department of City & Regional Planning and School of Public Health

Research Interests / Specializations:
Environmental policy & planning; environmental health; urban environmental justice; social & spatial epidemiology; health impact assessment; science & technology studies; social theory; environmental dispute resolution.

Amani M. Allen

Photo of Amani AllenExecutive Associate Dean
School of Public Health

Professor of Community Health Sciences and Epidemiology
School of Public Health

Research Interests / Specializations:
Race and socioeconomic health disparities and the measurement and study of racism as a social determinant of health.

Denise Herd

Photo of Denise HerdCommunity Health Sciences Divison Chair

Director of Health and Social Behavior

Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Health

Research Interests / Specializations:
Racialized disparities in health outcomes, spanning topics as varied as images of drugs and violence in rap music, drinking and drug use patterns, social movements, and the impact of corporate targeting and marketing on popular culture among African American youth.

Osagie K. Obasogie

Photo of Osagie ObasogieHaas Distinguished Chair

Professor of Law and Professor of Bioethics
Joint Appointment, School of Law and School of Public Health, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Research Interests / Specializations:
Constitutional law, policing and police use of force, sociology of law, bioethics, race and inequality in law and medicine, and reproductive and genetic technologies. The role of science, medicine, and medical professionals in hindering the ability to hold police officers accountable when they use excessive force; analyzes the legacy of the American eugenics movement and its contemporary impact on law, science, medicine, and technology; studies how legal doctrine produces police violence; and exposes the often overlooked limitations of DNA databases when they are used in criminal investigations.

Susan Ivey

Photo of Susan IveyDirector of Research
Health Research for Action

Adjunct Professor
School of Public Health, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Research Interests / Specializations:
Health services research including design and evaluation of health interventions, particularly for low-income populations, recent immigrants and Asian Americans.

Public Policy


Claire Montialoux

Photo of Claire MontialouxAssistant Professor
Goldman School of Public Policy

Research Interests / Specializations:
Labor economics, public finance and inequality.  How labor market policies affect wage inequality.

Steven Raphael

Photo of Steven RaphaelJames D. Marver Chair in Public Policy

Professor
Goldman School of Public Policy

Research Interests / Specializations:
Economics of low-wage labor markets, housing, and the economics of crime and corrections.  Social consequences of the large increases in U.S. incarceration rates and racial disparities in criminal justice outcomes.  Immigration policy, research questions pertaining to various aspects of racial inequality, the economics of labor unions, social insurance policies, homelessness, and low-income housing.

Rucker Johnson

Photo of Rucker JohnsonChancellor’s Professor of Public Policy
Goldman School of Public Policy

Research Interests / Specializations:
Economics of education, considering the role of poverty and inequality in affecting life chances.  Applied econometrics and topical courses in race, poverty & inequality.

 

Daniel Kammen

Photo of Daniel KammenDirector
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL)

Professor of Energy
Joint Appointment, Goldman School of Public Policy’s Energy and Resources Group, and Department of Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests / Specializations:
Climate Change, Engineering, Environment, Energy, Renewable and Clean Energy, Energy Forecasting, Health and Environment, International R&D Policy, Race and Gender, Rural Resource Management

Rhetoric


Linda Williams

Photo of Linda WilliamsProfessor Emerita
Departments of Rhetoric and Film & Media

Research Interests / Specializations:

Film history and genre, Melodrama and pornography, Feminist theory, Visual culture

Fumi Okiji

Photo of Fumi OkijiAssistant Professor
Department of Rhetoric

Research Interests / Specializations:

Black Study, Frankfurt School Critical Theory, Sound and Music Studies, Performance Studies, Black Feminist Thought

 

Samera Esmeir

Photo of SAMERA ESMEIRCo-Director of Projects
International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

Associate Professor
Department of Rhetoric

Research Interests / Specializations:

Intersection of legal and political thought, Middle Eastern history and colonial and post-colonial studies. Examinig how late-modern colonialism has introduced liberal juridical logics and grammars that in turn shaped modalities of political praxis, and how those have persisted in the post-colonial era and have traveled in different countries in the Middle East.

Nasser Zakariya

Photo of Nasser ZakariyaAssociate Professor
Department of Rhetoric

Research Interests / Specializations:

Science and narrative, as well as varied topics in the history and philosophy of science. Interrelated collaborative research, including studies of the genealogy and structure of technoscientific futurist imaginaries, the relationship between narratological categories and scientific explanatory modes, social-scientific/game-theoretic analyses of voting, and social scientific legal studies of consumer discrimination.

Marianne Constable

Photo of Marianne ConstableProfessor
Department of Rhetoric

Research Interests / Specializations:

Written dialogue form, in the rhetoric of environment and administration, and in awareness and movement and their relations to learning. Legal rhetoric and philosophy, Theories of interpretation, Social and political thought, Anglo-American legal traditions Continental philosophy, Contemporary law and society.

Shannon Jackson

Photo of Shannon JacksonAssociate Vice Chancellor of Arts + Design

Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair in the Humanities

Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies
Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:

1) Collaborations across visual, performing, and media art forms and 2) the role of the arts in social institutions and in social change. 

Scandinavian


Linda H. Rugg

Photo of Linda H. RuggAssociate Vice Chancellor for Research

Professor of Swedish Literature
Department of Scandinavian

Research Interests / Specializations:

Issues related to self-construction and self-representation, particularly in textual autobiography and visual media. Authorship is another strong allied research interest, with special attention to the authorships and authorial personae of August Strindberg, Mark Twain, Ingmar Bergman, and a range of art cinema directors who perform as authors. 

Social Welfare


Linda Burton

Photo of Linda BurtonDean
School of Social Welfare

Eugene and Rose Kleiner Chair for the Study of Processes, Practices and Policies in Aging

Professor
School of Social Welfare

Research Interests / Specializations:
Child welfare and poverty whose program of research is conceptually grounded in life course, developmental, and ecological perspectives and focuses on three themes concerning the lives of America’s poorest urban, small town, and rural families: (1) intergenerational family structures, processes, and role transitions; (2) the meaning of context and place in the daily lives of families; and, (3) childhood adultification and the accelerated life course.

Erin M. Kerrison

Photo of Erin KerrisonAssistant Professor
School of Social Welfare

Research Interests / Specializations:
Legal epidemiological framework, wherein law and legal institutions condition structural determinants of health.  Specifically, through varied agency partnerships, her mixed-method research agenda investigates the impact that compounded structural disadvantage, concentrated poverty, and state supervision has on service delivery, substance misuse, violence and other health outcomes for individuals and communities marked by criminal legal system intervention.

Tina Sacks

Photo of Tina SacksAssociate Professor
School of Social Welfare

Research Interests / Specialization:
Racial inequities in health, social determinants of health, and poverty and inequality.  How macro-structural forces, including structural discrimination and immigration, affect women’s health. The persistence of racial and gender discrimination in health care settings among racial/ethnic minorities who are not poor.

Kurt Organista

Photo of K OrganistaHarry and Riva Specht Chair for Publicly Supported Social Services

Professor
School of Social Welfare

Research Interests / Specialization:
Social work practice within the Latino community, Dr. Organista’s research focuses on psychosocial problems within the Chicano and Latino communities, acculturation and adjustment of ethnic minorities to American societies, minority mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy, depression in Latinos and HIV prevention with Mexican migrant laborers/Latinos.

Julian Chun-Chung Chow

Photo of Julian Chun-Chung ChowHutto-Patterson Charitable Foundation Professor
School of Social Welfare

Research Interests / Specializations:
Community practice. Why racial/ethnic and immigrant minorities struggle to access available services, aiming to identify ways to transform social services for the underserved and improve service delivery for immigrant populations and communities. Social services for China’s migrant populations as well as social work education and its development in China.

Sociology


Mara Loveman

Photo of Mara LovemanProfessor
Department of Sociology

Research Interests / Specializations:

Ethnoracial politics, nationalism, and the state.  Sociology of development, the demography of ethnoracial difference and inequality, and human rights, with a regional focus on Latin America.

Christopher Muller

Photo of Christopher MullerAssistant Professor
Department of Sociology

Research Interests / Specializations:

The political economy of incarceration in the United States from Reconstruction to the present. How agrarian transitions, migration, and struggles over land and labor have affected racial and class inequality in incarceration. Ccauses and effects of environmental inequality and inequality in death from infectious disease.

Cybelle Fox

Photo of Cybelle FoxProfessor and Department Chair
Department of Sociology

Research Interests / Specializations:

Race and Ethnic Relations, American Welfare State, Immigration, Historical Sociology, and Political Sociology.

Loïc Wacquant

Photo of Loic WacquantProfessor
Department of Sociology

Research Interests / Specializations:

Incarnation, the penal state, comparative urban inequality and marginality, “race” as a principle of social vision and division, extreme social systems, politics of reason, social epistemology, classical and contemporary social theory.

Martín Sánchez-Jankowski

Photo of Martín Sánchez-Jankowski

Chair
Center for Ethnographic Research 

Professor
Department of Sociology

Research Interests / Specializations:

Sociology of poverty, race and ethnicity, social violence, methodology.

John Lie

Photo of John LieC.K. Cho Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology

Research Interests / Specializations:

Social theory. Rethink the categories of modern peoplehood – race, ethnicity, and nation. Social theory, political economy, East Asia.

Irene Bloemraad

Photo of Irene BloemraadThomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies

Director
Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

Class of 1951 Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology

Research Interests / Specializations:

How immigrants become incorporated into political communities and the consequences of their presence on politics and understandings of membership. The intersection of immigration studies and political sociology, with a strong interdisciplinary (and international) scope. Citizenship & Multiculturalism, Immigrant Community Organizations, Political Socialization in Mixed-Status Families, Diversity & Democracy.

Spanish & Portuguese


Natalia Brizuela

Photo of NATALIA BRIZUELAClass of 1930 Chair
Center for Latin American Studies

Professor
Joint Appointment, Departments of Spanish & Portuguese and Film & Media

Research Interests / Specializations:
Photography, film and contemporary art, critical theory and aesthetics of both Spanish America and Brazil.

Estelle Tarica

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Departments of Spanish & Portuguese

Research Interests / Specializations:
Study of racial ideologies and how these are linked to discourses of cultural decolonization, especially in Mexico, the Andes and the French Caribbean.  Questions of novelistic form and language as a means to approach the dynamics of modern subjectivity in highly racialized societies.

Daylet Domínguez

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Departments of Spanish & Portuguese

Research Interests / Specializations:
Modern travel cultures and costumbrismo; empire, nation and revolution; slavery, race and colonialism.

Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies


Shannon Jackson

Photo of Shannon JacksonAssociate Vice Chancellor of Arts + Design

Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair in the Humanities

Professor of Rhetoric and of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies
Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:

1) Collaborations across visual, performing, and media art forms and 2) the role of the arts in social institutions and in social change. 

Philip Kan Gotanda

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Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Investigating the Japanese American family writing a cycle of works in theater, film, song and opera that chronicle Japanese America from the early 1900s to the present.

Shannon Steen

Photo of Shannon SteenAssociate Dean for Programs & Planning
College of Letters & Science

Associate Professor
Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:

Race and performance, primarily in the intersection of the African American and Asian American worlds.  Critical Race and Performance Theory, American Studies, US Histories of Popular Performance, US Urban Development, Globalization Studies.

Abigail De Kosnik

Photo of Abigail DeKosnikDirector
Berkeley Center for New Media

Associate Professor
Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Popular media, particularly digital media, film and television, and fan studies. How issues of feminism, queerness, ethnicity, and transnationalism intersect with new media studies and performance studies.

SanSan Kwan

Photo of SanSan KwanAssociate Professor and Department Vice Chair
Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Dance studies, Asian American studies, theories of space and kinesthesia, and interculturalism.

Brandi Wilkins Catanese

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Associate Dean
Graduate Division

Associate Professor
Joint Appointment, Departments of African American & African Diaspora Studies, and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
African American Theater and Popular Culture, Performance Theory, Performance and Politics, Performance and Diaspora, Black Theater Workshop

Angela Marino

Photo of Angela MarinoAssociate Professor
Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Research Interests / Specializations:
Intersection of politics and performance in the Americas. Popular culture, fiesta and carnival, U.S. Latina/o and Latin American plays, history and performance.