Faculty Affiliate

Alex Saragoza

Professor Emeritus
Department of Ethnic Studies

The son of farm workers, professor Saragoza earned a B.A. at CSU Fresno, then an M.A. at Harvard. Following a stint teaching high school in Merced, he completed a Ph.D. in Latin American History at UC San Diego in 1986. He has taught at UC Berkeley since 1986.

Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Professor Emerita
Department of Anthropology

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Chancellor's Professor of Medical Anthropology Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley where she directs the doctoral program in Critical Studies in Medicine, Science, and the Body. Scheper-Hughes' lifework concerns the violence of everyday life examined from a radical existentialist and politically engaged perspective. Her examination of structural and political violence, of what she calls "small wars and invisible genocides" has allowed her to develop a so-called 'militant' anthropology, which has been broadly applied to medicine, psychiatry, and to the...

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,...

Harley Shaiken

Professor Emeritus, CLAS Chair Emeritus
Graduate School of Education
Geography Department

Harley Shaiken looks at the role of schooling and skills in the global economy. He explores issues at the intersection of information technology, work organization, labor, and globalization. In particular, he has examined issues of economic and political integration in the Americas, with a focus on the United States and Mexico. He is currently the recipient of grants from the Ford and Hewlett foundations. Since 1998, he has been chair of the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley. In 1991 he was presented with the Outstanding Teaching Award at the University of California, San...

Lok Siu

Associate Professor
Department of Ethnic Studies

Lok Siu is a cultural anthropologist and Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. Her areas of expertise include Asian diasporas in the Americas, Chinese diaspora, belonging and cultural citizenship, ethnography, and the cultural politics of food. Her books, Memories of a Future Home: Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama and Asian Diasporas: New Formations, New Conceptions (co-edited with Rhacel Parreñas), received the Social Science Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies in 2007 and 2009. Other books include Gendered...

Candace Slater

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Stephen Small

Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies

Stephen Small has taught in the Department of African American Studies since 1995. On July 1st, 2020 he was appointed interim Director of the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, an Organized Research Unit on campus that is comprised of six research centers. He previously served as Chair of the Department of African American Studies, Associate Director of the Institute of International Relations, Director, International Area Studies, and Director, Rotary Center for International Studies of Peace and Conflict Resolution.

He received his B.A. (honors) in Economics...

Pablo Spiller

Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professorship in Business and Technology, Emeritus
Haas School of Business

Pablo T. Spiller is the Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Business & Technology, at the Haas School of Business, and Professor of Graduate Studies, UC Berkeley, Research Associate, NBER and Senior Consultant at Compass Lexecon, an international economic consulting company.

His research interests lie at the intersection of economics, politics, and the law. His current research is on the economics and politics of public contracting. His approach to public contracts is from a transactions cost rather than public policy perspective. As such, he analyzes the...

Estelle Tarica

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...

Raymond Telles

Associate Adjunct Professor
Department of Ethnic Studies

Raymond Telles’ thirty-five year career in film and television includes the production of numerous documentaries and segments for PBS, ABC, NBC, National Geographic, Discovery and Univision. Among the documentaries Telles has produced and directed are: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey (American Masters), The Storm that Swept Mexico(PBS), The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle(PBS), Children of the Night (Frontline),PBS) Inside the Body Trade (National Geographic) and The Peril and The Promise- episode 6 of the PBS series “Latino Americans.” Among the...