Advisory Board

Roxanna Altholz

Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic
Berkeley Law School

Roxanna Altholz ’99 is an international human rights lawyer and scholar with extensive experience in international and national fora. Altholz has won several ground-breaking judgments from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, provided expert testimony before UN human rights groups, and initiated legal actions on behalf of human rights victims in U.S. federal courts. She has also developed advocacy and research initiatives to address human rights violations suffered by asylum seekers and migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, to examine the human rights impacts of unsolved murders in...

Teresa Caldeira

Professor of City & Regional Planning
College of Environmental Design

Teresa Caldeira is Professor of City and Regional Planning at the College of Environmental Design, and an affiliate of the Department of Geography and Global Metropolitan Studies program. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, and went on to receive her PhD in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.

A majority of Professor Caldeira’s research focuses on predicaments of urbanization, such as spatial segregation, social discrimination, and the uses of public space in cities...

Jeffrey Q. Chambers

Professor
Geography Department

Jeff Chambers is a Professor in the Geography Department, University of California, Berkeley, a Faculty Scientist in the Earth Sciences Division at LBNL, and Director of DOE’s Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE) Tropics:

http://esd.lbl.gov/ngee-tropics/

His research is focused on forest impacts from climate change and other disturbances (hurricanes, drought, fire), biogeography, and land-atmosphere interactions. Methods employed to address these questions include ecological and physiological field...

Mara Loveman

Professor
Department of Sociology

Mara Loveman is a political and comparative-historical sociologist with broad interests in ethnoracial politics, nationalism, and the state. Her research interests also include the sociology of development, the demography of ethnoracial difference and inequality, and human rights, with a regional focus on Latin America. Mara Loveman joined the UC-Berkeley sociology department in Fall of 2013. From 2003-2013, she was a faculty member in the sociology department at UW-Madison. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from UCLA and her B.A. in Political Economy of Industrial Societies,...

Tianna S. Paschel

Associate Professor
Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies

Tianna Paschel is an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies at the University of California – Berkeley. She is interested in the intersection of racial ideology, politics, and globalization in Latin America. Her work can be found in the American Journal of Sociology, the Du Bois Review, SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, and Ethnic and Racial Studies and various edited volumes. She is also the author of Becoming Black Political Subjects, which draws on ethnographic and archival methods to explore the shift in the 1990s from ideas of...

Juan Nicolás Pereda Rodríguez

Assistant Professor
Department of Film and Media Studies

Nicolás Pereda is a filmmaker whose work explores the everyday through fractured and elliptical narratives using fiction and documentary tools. He often collaborates with the theater collective Lagartijas tiradas al sol and actress Teresita Sánchez. His work has been the subject of more than 30 retrospectives worldwide in venues such as Anthology Film Archive, Pacific Film Archive, Jeonju International Film Festival and TIFF Cinematheque. He has also presented his films in most major international film festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, and Toronto, as well as in...

Elena A. Schneider

Associate Professor
Department of History

Elena Schneider is a historian of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic World. Her research focuses on Cuba and the Caribbean, comparative colonialism and slavery, and the Black Atlantic. Methodologically, she seeks to write history that moves across regional, imperial, and national boundaries, integrating diverse stories normally told separately. She is also committed to the practice of writing history “from below” and the challenging archival work that makes reconstructing the experiences of historically marginalized peoples possible.

She teaches classes on imperialism,...

Estelle Tarica

Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Estelle Tarica (PhD Comparative Literature, Cornell, 2000) is Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and a former Chair of the Latin American Studies Program at UC Berkeley. She is the author of The Inner Life of Mestizo Nationalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2008), concerning the discourse of indigenismo and mestizaje in Mexico, Peru and Bolivia and focusing on the work of José María Arguedas, Rosario Castellanos and Jesús Lara. Her current book manuscript examines the circulation and reception of Holocaust testimony in Latin...