Faculty Affiliate

Lia C. Haskin Fernald

Brian and Jennifer Maxwell Endowed Professor, Director MPH in Public Health Nutrition, Director PhD in Population Health Sciences
School of Public Health

Lia C. Haskin Fernald is a Professor of Community Health Sciences, at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. Her research program is focused on questions at the intersection of socio-economic status, health and development in low- and middle-income countries. Her overarching goal is to change the trajectories of vulnerable individuals, particularly children living in poverty, through systemic, strategic and effective interventions. Her research focuses on how interventions can address socio-economic disparities and their related outcomes.

Christine Hastorf

Professor
Department of Anthropology

Christine Hastorf focuses on social life, political change, agricultural production, foodways, and the methodologies that lead to a better understanding of the past through the study of plant-use. She has written on agricultural production, cooking practices and what shifts in these suggest about social relations, gender relations surrounding plant use, the rise of complex society, political change and the symbolic use of plants in the legitimation of authority, fuel use and related symbolism, and plant domestication as part of social identity construction and ritual and social...

Cori Hayden

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology

Cori Hayden is a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, where she conducts research and teaches on the anthropology of science, technology, and medicine, with an emphasis in Latin America. She recently served as the chair of the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley and was the director of the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society from 2010–2013. Hayden received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz in 2000 and has held fellowships at the Center for US-Mexican Studies in San Diego, the University of Cambridge,...

Rebecca Herman

Assistant Professor
Department of History

Rebecca Herman is an assistant professor in the Department of History. Her research and writing examine modern Latin American history in a global context.

Her first book, forthcoming from Oxford University Press, reconstructs the history of U.S. military basing in Latin America during World War II – weaving together high diplomacy with on-the-ground examinations of race, labor, sex and law in the areas surrounding defense sites – to reveal how World War became a powerful inflection point in the relationship between domestic and international politics in the Americas in the twentieth...

Seth Holmes

Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

I am a political anthropologist. My research investigates the city as a strategic site for the emergence and erosion of citizenship, popular sovereignty, and democracy. I have conducted fieldwork projects in Brazil, Denmark, Nicaragua, and the United States. My current work focuses on new forms of direct democracy and the development of application software for different kinds of democratic assembly. My books, research articles, and software development engage these issues as an anthropology of critique and experiment. My books include The Modernist City: An Anthropological Critique of...

James Holston

Professor, Director of the Social Apps Lab
Department of Anthropology

I am a political anthropologist. My research investigates the city as a strategic site for the emergence and erosion of citizenship, popular sovereignty, and democracy. I have conducted fieldwork projects in Brazil, Denmark, Nicaragua, and the United States. My current work focuses on new forms of direct democracy and the development of application software for different kinds of democratic assembly. My books, research articles, and software development engage these issues as an anthropology of critique and experiment. My books include The Modernist City: An Anthropological Critique of...

Donna Jones

Professor
English Department

Donna Jones is Associate Professor of English at UC Berkeley and the author of The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Négritude, Vitalism and Modernity (Columbia UP, 2010). She is currently working on two two projects, The Ambiguous Promise of European Decline: Race and Historical Pessimism in the Era of the Great War and The Tribunal of Life: Reflections on Vitalism, Race and Biopolitics.

Rosemary A. Joyce

Professor and CLAS Interim Chair, January-June 2021
Department of Anthropology

Rosemary Joyce, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, received the PhD in Anthropology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1985. A curator and faculty member at Harvard University from 1985 to 1994, she moved to Berkeley in 1994. She conducted archaeological fieldwork in Honduras from 1977 to 2009, and continues research on Honduran collections in museums throughout Europe and the Americas. She is the editor of nine books, most recently Revealing Ancestral Central America (2013), and author of ten books, including Cerro Palenque...

Daniel Kammen

Professor
Goldman School of Public Policy
Energy and Resources Group
Department of Nuclear Engineering

Daniel M. Kammen is Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL) and the co-Director of the Berkeley Institute of the Environment. Kammen is the Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center. Kammen received his undergraduate (Cornell A., B. ’84) and graduate (Harvard M. A. ’86, Ph.D. ’88) training is in physics After...

Alan Karras

Associate Director, Senior Lecturer
Department of Global Studies

Alan Karras is Associate Director of International and Area Studies; he has taught at Berkeley for nearly 25 years, and has been honored both locally and nationally for his teaching and service. A former chair of the College Board’s AP World History committee, and the author of several books and articles on subjects as diverse as migration, transnational crime (including smuggling and piracy), he is also an author of one of the leading World History textbooks. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA/MA from The Johns Hopkins University, where he decided not to become...