Affiliated Faculty of CLAS

Department of African American Studies


Aya de León
Lecturer; Director, Poetry for the People
Interests: Creative writing, literary and
popular fiction, sex work, Afro-Latinx politics,
race, class, gender, culture and climate action
Aya de León's webpage

Michel S. Laguerre
Interests:Contemporary social theory;
information technology; transnational
diaspora politics; global metropolitan studies
Professor Laguerre's wepage

Tianna S. Paschel
Assistant Professor
Interests: racial ideology, politics, and
globalization in Latin America;
Afro-Latino politics; modes of citizenship
Professor Paschel's webpage

Stephen Small
Associate Professor
Interests: Slavery; Mixed race people
Region of Interest: U.S. and Caribbean
Professor Small's webpage
3-8211, 2-7084


Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics


Alain de Janvry
Economic planning
Interests: Poverty; Agricultural and rural development policy
Professor de Janvry's webpage
2-3348, 2-3345

Marco Gonzalez-Navarro
Associate Professor
Interests: Development economics; urban economics; land rights and reform; urban transit
Professor Gonzalez-Navarro's webpage

Elisabeth Sadoulet
Interests: Economic developmentMacroeconomic and agricultural policiesQuantitative analysis and economic modelsContract theoryHousehold and community behavior
Professor Sadoulet's webpage
2-7225, 2-3345 


Department of Anthropology


Stanley Brandes
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Psychological AnthropologyRitual and ReligionFolklore and the life courseGender
Region of Interest: Spain and Mexico
Professor Brandes' webpage
2-6945, 2-3391

Charles L. Briggs
Interests: Linguistic and medical anthropologySocial theoryTension between modernity and traditionalityCitizenship and the stateRaceViolence
Professor Briggs' webpage
3-2012 or 2-3391 

William Hanks
Interests: Maya cultureLanguage in cultureDiscourse, cognition, and communicationShamanism; Logic in Anthropological inquiryAnthropology of literature
Region of Interest: Yucatan
Professor Hanks' webpage

Christine Hastorf
Interests: Food and agriculture; Archeology; Political complexity; Gender; Paleoethnobotany
Region of Interest: the Andes
Professor Hastorf's webpage
2-5457, 3-1112 

Cori Hayden
Associate Professor
Interests: Anthropology of science, technology and medicinePost-colonial science studiesLatin America and MexicoKinship, gender and queer studies
Region of Interest: Mexico
Professor Hayden's webpage

James Holston
Interests: Insurgent citizenship movements in BrazilCities, Democracy, ViolenceUrban Ethnography
Region of Interest: Brazil
Professor Holston's webpage

Rosemary Joyce
Interests: Settlement patterns, symbolism, and social organization in complex societiesAnalysis of archeological ceramics
Region of Interest: Central America
Professor Joyce's webpage

Laura Nader
Interests: Comparative ethnography of law and dispute resolutionConflictControlling processesComparative family organizationsProfessional mind-sets
Region of Interest: Mexico
Professor Nader's webpage
2-1218, 2-3391

Nancy Scheper-Hughes
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Critical Medical Anthropology; Anthropology of violence; Madness and culture; Inequality and marginality; Childhood and the family
Region of Interest: Brazil and Cuba
Professor Scheper-Hughes' webpage
2-8431, 2-3391  


Department of Architecture 

René Davids
Interests: South American architectureQuality designMutifamily and affordable housingUrban design
Professor David's webpage

M. Paz Gutierrez
Assistant Professor
Interests: Material systems and ecologiesInterdisciplinary data visualization
Professor Gutierrez' webpage


Haas School of Business


Ernesto Dal Bó
Interests: Corruption and political influence; Collective decision-making; Economy of Regulation and Antitrust; Regulatory issues in development; Social Conflict
Professor Dal Bo's webpage

Pablo Spiller
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Industrial organizationPolitical economyEconomy of Regulation and AntitrustRegulatory issues in development countries
Professor Spiller's webpage


Center for Latin American Studies

Daniel Alarcón
Senior Scholar

Maria Echaveste
Senior Scholar
Attorney, immigration specialist, and policy advisor

More on CLAS Scholars

City and Regional Planning


Teresa Caldeira
Interests: Contemporary urban developmentPatterns of spatial segregation and social discriminationRelationship between urban form and political transformation
Region of Interest: Brazil
Professor Caldeira's webpage

Karen Chapple
Interests: Local economic development; sustainable regional planning; Guatemala; Argentina; Peru; Brazil; Colombia
Professor Chapple's webpage

Michael Dear
Interests: Urban TheorySocial TheoryComparative UrbanismDisability Studies
Professor Dear's webpage

Daniel A. Rodriguez
Chancellor's Professor
Interests: Transportation Policy and Planning and Environmental Planning and Healthy Cities specializations.
Professor Rodriguez's webpage


Graduate School of Education


Patricia Baquedano-López
Associate Professor
Interests: Language, learning, and literacy practicesUrban schools, after-school programs, and home and work communities
Professor Baquedano-López's webpage

Lisa García-Bedolla
Chancellor's Professor
Interests: Educational and gender equityImmigrant issuesPublic engagementEthnic issues
Professor García-Bedolla's webpage

Erin Murphy-Graham
Associate Adjunct Professor
Interests: Education and social change; Latin America
Professor Murphy-Graham's webpage

Harley Shaiken
Professor and Chair, Center for Latin American Studies
Interests: Skill formationTrainingWork Organization; Global ProductionWork technologyEducation
Professor Shaiken's Department of Education webpage
3-5363, 2-7127, 2-9678, 2-2088
(also affiliated with Department of Geography)


Energy and Resources Group 


Daniel Kammen 
Interests: Climate Change; International Research and Development; Rural Resource Management 
Professor Kammen's webpage
3-4590, 2-1640 


Department of English


Marcial Gonzalez
Associate Professor
Interests: Chicano and Chicana literature, twentieth-century American ethnic literatures, theory of the novel, marxism, critical theory, farm worker social movements
Professor Gonzalez's webpage

Genaro M. Padilla 
Interests: Minority Literature; Chicano LiteratureEthnic Autobiography
Professor Padilla's webpage


Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management


Miguel Altieri
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Biological ControlAgro-ecology
Professor Altieri's webpage
2-9802, 2-3327

Claudia Carr
Associate Professor
Interests: International and rural resource development
Professor Carr's webpage

Ignacio Chapela
Associate Professor
Interests: Microbial EcologyMycology
Professor Chapela's webpage

Gordon Frankie
Interests: Comparative apiary studiesUrban residential gardens
Region of Interest: Costa Rica
Professor Frankie's webpage
2-0973, 2-7111  

Katharine Milton
Interests: Tropical ecology of humans and non-human primates; DietParasite-host interactions
Professor Milton's webpage


Department of Ethnic Studies


Raúl Coronado
Associate Professor
Interests: Latina/o literary and intellectual history (colonial period-1940s), literature of the Americas
Professor Coronado's webpage

Pablo Gonzalez
Interests: Social movements, Urban Anthropology, Borderlands Anthropology, Decolonial Thought and Praxis, Criminality and Illegality, Chicana/o Studies, Critical Race Theory/Praxis, and the study of Commons/Enclosures.
Professor Gonzalez's webpage

Ramón Grosfoguel
Associate Professor
Interests: Caribbean migrationLatinos in the U.S.Global citiesPolitical economy of the Caribbean and Latin America
Professor Grosfoguel's webpage

Beatriz Manz
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Latin AmericaPeasantryMigrationsSocial MovementsHuman rightsPolitical conflict
Region of Interest: Guatemala
Professor Manz's webpage
3-5765, 2-3903
(also affiliated with Department of Geography) 

David Montejano
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Political SociologyDevelopmentRace and Ethnic Relations
Professor Montejano's webpage

Laura Pérez
Interests: U.S. Latina and Latin American women's writingChicana/o literature and visual artsContemporary cultural theory
Professor Pérez's webpage
3-1584, 3-0796 

Alex Saragoza
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Concentration of wealth and power in MexicoMexican migrationTransnational ideology and representation
Region of Interest: Mexico and Cuba
Professor Saragoza's webpage
2-2519, 3-0796  

Lok Siu
Associate Professor
Interests: Transnationalism; Migration; Cultural Citizenship; Un/Belonging; Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Formation; Asians in the Americas; Cultural Politics of Food; Ethnography
lok.siu (at)
Professor Siu's webpage

Raymond Telles
Associate Adjunct Professor
Interests: Chicano and Latino film studies, documentary film production
Professor Telles' webpage


Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Leslie Salzinger
Associate Professor
Interests: Economic sociologyGlobalizationFeminist theoryCultural constitution of economic processes
Professor Salzinger's webpage
3-2012 or 2-3391  


Department of Geography


Jeffrey Q. Chambers
Associate Professor
Interests: Terrestrial ecosystem ecology and biogeography, tropical forests and climate change interactions, forest disturbance and recovery processes, landscape dynamics and remote sensing.
Professor Chambers' webpage

Beatriz Manz
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Latin America; Peasantry; Migrations; Social Movements; Human rights; Political conflict
Region of Interest: Guatemala
Professor Manz's webpage
3-5765, 2-3903
(also affiliated with Department of Ethnic Studies) 

Nathan Sayre
Interests: Semiarid rangelandsUrbanizationConservationEducation
Region of Interest: Southwestern US and Northwestern Mexico
Professor Sayre's webpage

Harley Shaiken
Professor, Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies
Interests: Skill formationTrainingWork OrganizationGlobal ProductionWork technologyEducation
Professor Shaiken's webpage at the Department of Geography
3-5363, 2-7127, 2-9678, 2-2088
(also affiliated with Graduate School of Education) 

Michael Watts
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Political economy and ecologyDevelopmentPeasant societiesSocial and cultural theoryU.S. agricultureIslam and social movements
Region of Interest: Africa
Professor Watts' webpage


Department of German

Jeroen Dewulf
Associate Professor
Interests: Dutch and Portuguese (post)colonial literature and history, transatlantic slave trade; Low Country and European Studies
Professor Dewulf's webpage


Department of Global Studies


Alan Karras
Senior Lecturer
Interests: Social history of Caribbean islandsColonial history, economic history, slavery
Region of Interest: Caribbean 
Alan Karras' webpage


Department of History


Margaret Chowning
Interests: Modern MexicoSocio-economics
Region of Interest: Mexico
Professor Chowning's webpage

Brian DeLay
Associate Professor
Interests: 19th Century Americas US and the worldNative peoplesInternational arms tradeTransnational history
Region of Interest: U.S. - Mexico Borderlands
Professor DeLay's webpage

Rebecca Herman
Assistant Professor
Interests: Modern Latin America; Brazil, Argentina, Panama, and Cuba; U.S.-Latin American relations
Professor Herman's webpage

Elena Schneider
Assistant Professor
Interests: The Atlantic World, 1400-1888Colonial Latin America
Region of Interest: Cuba and the Caribbean 
Professor Schneider's webpage


Department of History of Art


Julia Bryan-Wilson
Interests: Modern and contemporary art in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America
Professor Bryan-Wilson's webpage

Lisa Trever
Assistant Professor
Interests: Pre-Columbian and colonial art and visual culture in Latin America
Professor Trever's webpage


Department of Integrative Biology


Roy Caldwell
Interests: Invertebrate behavioral biology and ecologyBiology and geomorphology of tropical flora
Professor Caldwell's webpage
2-1391, 3-5448  

Paul Fine
Assistant Professor
Interests: Amazonian rain forest tree diversityEvolutionary biology
Region of Interest: Amazonian Rain Forest
Professor Fine's webpage

David Wake
Interests: HerpetologyEvolutionary biology; tropical forests of Central America
Professor Wake's webpage
2-3567, 2-3281 


Graduate School of Journalism


Lowell Bergman
Interests: Investigative journalism
Professor Bergman's webpage

Lydia Chávez
Interests: Journalism
Region of Interest: Cuba, Mexico, and the U.S./Mexico border
Professor Chavez's webpage
2-9235, 2-3383 

Cynthia Gorney
Professor Emeritus
Interests: JournalismSouth America
Professor Gorney's webpage


Berkeley Law School


Roxanna Altholz
Assistant Clinical Professor
Interests: International human rights lawTransitional justice
Roxanna Altholz's webpage

Maria Echaveste
Interests: Immigration and public policy
Maria Echaveste's webpage 

Laurel E. Fletcher
Clinical Professor of Law;
Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic
Interests: Human rights law; Transitional justice
Professor Fletcher's webpage

Ian Haney Lopez
Interests: Law and race in AmericaCritical race theoryLegal history of the Los Angeles Chicano Power Movement
Professor Lopez's webpage


Department of Linguistics

Lev Michael
Associate Professor
Interests: language structure and social activity; social, political, and cultural processes interaction with the structural dimensions of language; South American indigenous languages
Professor Michael's webpage


Department of Music


Jocelyne Guilbault
Interests: Caribbean musicPopular musicEthnomusicologyDiaspora studies
Region of Interest: Caribbean
Professor Guilbault's webpage
2-2687, 2-2678


Department of Physics


Carlos Bustamante
Interests: Biophysics; Protein-DNA interactions; methods of single-molecule manipulation
Professor Bustamante's webpage


Department of Political Science

Vinod Aggarwal
Interests: Comparative regionalism in Europe, North America, and AsiaInternational systemsMultinational corporations
Professor Aggarwal's webpage
2-2817, 2-6323, 3-1071 

Ruth Berins Collier
Heller Professor of the Graduate School
Interests: Comparative politicsLatin AmericaRegime change and democratizationMexican politicsLabor politics
Professor Collier's webpage
3-8019, 2-6323 

David Collier
Robson Professor of the Graduate School
Interests: Comparative politicsLatin AmericaMethodologyConceptualization and measurementCausal assessment and qualitative researchRegime change and democratization
Professor Collier's webpage
Professor Collier's ongoing research project, CRITICAL JUNCTURE
2-8168, 2-6323 

Thad Dunning
Interests: Comparative politicsPolitical economy and methodologyLatin American politics
Professor Dunning's website

Aila Matanock
Assistant Professor
Interests: International engagement during and after civil conflictPost-conflict peace-building, state-building, and developmentGovernance by non-state actorsSocial support for armed state, non-state, and international actors, especially in Latin America
Professor Matanock's webpage

Alison Post
Associate Professor
Interests:Comparative Political Economy; Regulation; Urban Politics and Policy; Environmental Policy
Professor Post's webpage


School of Public Health


Stefano M. Bertozzi
Interests: Health policy and management; HIV and tuburculosis; health policy in Mexico
Professor Bertozzi's webpage

William H. Dow
Interim Dean and Kaiser Permanente Endowed Chair in Health Policy and Management
Interests: Health economics, global health, economic demography
Professor Dow's webpage

Lia C. Haskin Fernald
Interests: Immigrant health, inequalities and health disparitiesObesity, overweight, and nutritional and epidemiologic transitionMalnutrition, international child health and development
Professor Fernald's website

Seth Holmes
Associate Professor
Interests: Medical anthropology and public healthLatin AmericaRace and racismTransnational im/migration
Professor Holmes' webpage

Sylvia Guendelman 
Interests: Reproductive health of immigrant womenAccess to health care for disadvantaged populationsHealth along the U.S.-Mexico border; Juvenile asthma
Professor Guendelman's webpage
2-2848, 2-1512 

Eva Harris
Interests: Molecular virology, pathogenesis, and epidemiology of dengueScientific capacity building in developing countriesPH292/3 Immune Evasion in Host-Pathogen Interactions
Professor Harris' webpage

Phuoc Le
Assistant Professor
Interests: Global Health, Health Disparities
Professor Le's webpage

Lee Riley
Interests:  Epidemiology, infectious diseases, and vaccinology; tuberculosis and drug-resistant gram-negative bacterial infections; international health, focused slum health
Professor Riley's webpage

Goldman School of Public Policy


Daniel Kammen 
Interests: Climate ChangeInternational Research and DevelopmentRural Resource Management
Professor Kammen's webpage
3-4590, 2-1640 


School of Social Welfare


Kurt Organista 
Interests: Chicano/Latino psychosocial problems; Acculturation and adjustment of ethnic minorities to American societyMinority mental health; Cognitive-behavioral therapy; Depression in Latinos; HIV prevention with Mexican migrant laborers/Latinos 
Professor Organista's webpage
3-6671, 2-4341  


Department of Sociology


Irene Bloemraad
Interests: Immigration from Latin America
Professor Bloemraad's webpage

Laura Enríquez 
Interests: Development in Latin America; Rural sociology; Political sociology; Social movements
Professor Enríquez's webpage
2-2502, 2-4766  

Peter Evans 
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Development and globalization; Comparative political economyLatin America
Professor Evans' webpage
2-5877, 2-4766

Mara Loveman
Interests: Ethnoracial politics, nationalism, and the stateInequality and political development in Latin America
Professor Loveman's webpage    

G. Cristina Mora
Associate Professor
Interests: Culture, Race and Ethnicity; Organizations; ImmigrationReligion
Professor Mora's webpage

Martín Sanchez-Jankowski 
Interests: Urban sociologyPolitical sociology; Poverty; Race and ethnicity; Youth culture; Survey research
Professor Sanchez-Jankowski's webpage
3-8779, 2-4766 


Department of Spanish and Portuguese


Milton Azevedo 
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Hispanic linguisticsApplied linguistics
Professor Azevado's webpage

Amelia Barili 
Interests: Post-1700 Spanish literature
Amelia Barili's webpage

Emilie L. Bergmann
Interests: Spanish American prose and poetry
Professor Bergmann's webpage

Natalia Brizuela
Associate Professor
Interests: 19th and 20th century Latin American literature; Southern-cone and Brazil; cinema; photography
Professor Brizuela's webpage

Justin Davidson
Assistant Professor
Interests: Sociolinguistics, contact linguistics and language contact, language variation and change, Romance linguistics, quantitative methods (statistics, variable rule analyses for sociolinguistics, and computer software for statistics), sociohistorical linguistics, sociophonetics, bilingualism, Catalan, Spanish, dialectal diversification, foreign language pedagogy.
Prof. Davidson's webpage

Ivonne del Valle
Associate Professor
Interests: Colonial studies: Literature, History and Culture; Baroque and Enlightenment in colonial settings; Relationships between religion and technology, economy, and environment; Subaltern Studies
Region of Interest: Mexico
Prof. del Valle's webpage       

Daylet Dominguez
Assistant Professor
Interests: Latin American and Caribbean cultures and literatures, 19th-21st centuries
Prof. Dominguez's webpage

Clelia F. Donovan
Portuguese Instructor
Clelia F. Donovan's webpage

Charles B. Faulhaber
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Medieval Spanish and Catalan literature; Paleography and dodicology; Computer-assisted research techniques
Professor Faulhaber's webpage

Francine Masiello 
Professor Emeritus
Interests: Spanish American literature; Prose and poetry in Argentina; Literary theory
Professor Masiello's webpage
2-4389, 2-0471, 2-1202
(also affiliated with Department of Comparative Literature)

Tom McEnaney
Advanced Assistant Professor
Interests: History of media and technology; Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature; sound studies; linguistic anthropology; computational (digital) humanities and new media studies
Professor McEnaney's webpage
(also affiliated with Department of Comparative Literature)

Ignacio Navarrete
Interests: Spanish Golden Age literature, especially poetry, poetics, and historiography; Literary theory
Professor Navarrete's webpage

Candace Slater 
Interests: Brazilian literature and culture; Latin American folk and popular traditions
Professor Slater's webpage
2-2114, 2-0471  

Estelle Tarica
Associate Professor
Interests: 20th century Latin American literature and culture; French Caribbean literature; Post-colonial theories
Region of Interest: Mexico and the Andes
Professor Tarica's webpage

Nathaniel Wolfson
Assistant Professor
Interests: Avant-garde poetry and aesthetics, Brazilian literature, media studies, and the history of science and technology 
Professor Wolfson's webpage


Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Angela Marino
Assistant Professor
Interests: Politics and performance in the Americas; Fiesta and carnival; Latina/o and Latin American plays, history and perfomance
Professor Marino's webpage