Faculty Affiliate

Irene Bloemraad

Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies & Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative
Department of Sociology

Irene Bloemraad (Ph.D. Harvard; M.A. McGill) is the Class of 1951 Professor of Sociology. She also serves in multiple leadership roles, as the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at Berkeley, the founding Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, and as co-director of the Boundaries, Membership and Belonging program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.In 2014-15, she was a member of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into American society.

Stanley H. Brandes

Professor Emeritus
Department of Anthropology

Stanley Brandes has studied Mexico's Day of the Dead from an historical and ethnographic perspective, including Latin America, Europe, and the U.S. He is also the author of work on Alcoholics Anonymous in Mexico City, an intensive study over nearly two years of a single group of recuperating alcoholic men, all from working class, migrant backgrounds. His work on photography and anthropology, particularly the ways in which ethnographic photographs, intentionally or not, have communicated information and impressions about the Other has been carried out primarily in Spain.

Charles L. Briggs

Department of Anthropology

Charles Briggs is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. He is interested in philosophical and ethnographic issues regarding how bodies, media, viruses and bacteria, narratives and songs, and race constantly get mixed up, sometimes fatally. He has engage these issues by investigating epidemics of cholera and rabies in Venezuela, struggling with relatives, doctors, nurses, healers, and epidemiologists to figure out why so many people die from preventable diseases. His concern with infectiousness spreads from microbes to narratives, to thinking about who produces the...

Karl Britto

Associate Professor
Department of French
Department of Comparative Literature
Karl Britto is jointly appointment in the Department of French and is affiliated with the Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for 2008, the Berkeley campus's highest honor for teaching. (Ph.D., Yale University)

Natalia Brizuela

Class of 1930 Chair, Center for Latin American Studies; Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Film and Media Studies

Professor of Spanish & Portuguese and Film & Media. Her work focuses on photography, film and contemporary art, critical theory and aesthetics of both Spanish America and Brazil. She is the author of two books on photography. The first, Fotografia e Império. Paisagens para um Brasil Moderno (Cia das Letras, 2012) is a study of 19th Century photography in Brasil in its relationship to modern state formation, nationalism, modernization and race. The second, Depois da fotografia. Uma literatura fora de si (Rocco, 2014) is a study of contemporary literature in an expanded field,...

Julia Bryan-Wilson

Doris and Clarence Malo Professor
Department of the History of Art

Julia Bryan-Wilson (Doris and Clarence Malo Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art) teaches art since 1945 in the US, Europe, and Latin America; she is also the Director of the UC Berkeley Arts Research Center. Bryan-Wilson is an affiliate of the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Race and Gender, the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, the Designated Emphasis in Gender, Women, and Sexuality, and the Graduate Group in Performance Studies. Before coming to UC Berkeley in fall 2011, she taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and at UC Irvine.

Carlos Bustamante

Department of Physics

Carlos Bustamante received his B.S. in 1973 from Universidad Peruana Cayatano Heredia; M.S. in 1975 from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of California at Berkeley; Fellow of the American Physical Society since 1996; Physics Department faculty member since 1998. Named an investigator for Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2000.

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...

Roy Caldwell

Professor of the Graduate School
Department of Integrative Biology

Roy Caldwell's research interests lie in invertebrate behavior and ecology with much of his work centering on the behavioral ecology of stomatopod crustaceans, a group of tropical marine predators. The initial focus of this research was on how the evolution of potentially lethal weapons influenced stomatopod biology. These studies dealt mainly with communication and the function of aggression. More recent research has expanded to include the evolution of mating systems, interspecific communication, sensory ecology, prey selection, the biomechanics of the strike and larval biology. His...

Claudia J. Carr

Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Claudia Carr is primarily involved in research concerning alternative types of rural development policies in terrestrial (especially drylands and river basin environments) and coastal and offshore resources in the ‘Third World.’ Her approach to development problems, for a number of years in Africa but also in parts of Latin America and Asia, entails identifying the global, national and local processes involved in development (and conservation), including the constraints they present for state and locally based policy and practice. The international aid process provides a major focus of...