Faculty Affiliate

Francine Masiello

Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor Emerita
Department of Comparative Literature
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Francine Masiello is Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor Emerita in the Departments of Comparative Literature and Spanish & Portuguese. Her teaching and research arc covers Latin American literatures of the 19th through 21st centuries and comparative North/South cultures. She has focused on the relationship between politics and literature, culture under dictatorship and the transition to democracy, and, more recently, the global south as a problem for literature and philosophy. The author of eight books, and several critical editions and edited volumes, she publishes in venues in the...

Aila Matanock

Associate Professor
The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

Aila Matanock is an associate professor of political science at UC Berkeley. She uses case studies, survey experiments, and cross-national data in her work on fragile states and the influence of third parties: international actors and civilians.

Matanock has conducted fieldwork in Colombia, Central America, the Pacific, Côte d’Ivoire, and elsewhere. She has received funding for these projects from the National Science Foundation, the Minerva Research Initiative, IGCC, and the Center for Global Development, among others.

Tom McEnaney

Associate Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Comparative Literature

Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Literature and Culture. His work emphasizes the connections between Argentine, Cuban, and U.S. literature, the history of media and technology, sound studies, linguistic anthropology, computational (digital) humanities and new media studies. His work has appeared in Cultural Critique, La Habana Elegante, The Journal of Musicology, The New York Times, PMLA, The Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies, Representations, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Sounding Out!, Variaciones Borges, and others. His book, Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative,...

Ramsey McGlazer

Assistant Professor
Department of Comparative Literature

Ramsey McGlazer writes about twentieth-century European and Latin American literature, film, and critical theory. He works in Italian, English, Spanish, and Portuguese, with interests in poetry and poetics, politics and aesthetics, and feminist, queer, and psychoanalytic theory.

His first book, Old Schools: Modernism, Education, and the Critique of Progress (Fordham University Press, Lit Z Series, 2020), won the American Association for Italian Studies First Book Prize in 2021. The book...

Lev Michael

Department of Linguistics

Lev Michael is an anthropological linguist with an areal commitment to Amazonia and adjacent regions. His research focuses on the social, political, and cultural life of grammar, and conversely, on using our understanding of grammar to shed light on cultural history. In the former domain, his work focuses on the strategic uses of deictic grammatical categories (e.g. evidentiality) to create particular social effects, on the manipulation of phonological and morphological structure for verbally artistic ends, and on how languages as a whole come to serve as political resources and objects of...

Katharine Milton

Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Professor Milton received her Ph.D. in anthropology from New York University in 1977 and carried out two years of fieldwork in Panama as a post-doctoral fellow with the Smithsonian Institution. Her research focuses on the dietary ecology and digestive physiology of Primates, both humans and non-human, and has involved her in fieldwork with howler monkeys, woolly spider monkeys and chimpanzees as well as forest-based human societies in both the Brazilian Amazon and Papua New Guinea. She is the author of more than 60 publications and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences...

David Montejano

Professor Emeritus
Department of Ethnic Studies

David Montejano is Professor of the Graduate School of the University of California, Berkeley. Previously he was Professor of Ethnic Studies and History and Chair of the Center for Latino Policy Research. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 2002. Before coming to Berkeley, he was an Associate Professor of History and Sociology and Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Montejano’s major areas of interest include Comparative and Historical Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Change, Race and Ethnic Relations, and...

G. Cristina Mora

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology

G. Cristina Mora completed her B.A. in Sociology at UC Berkeley in 2003 and earned her PhD in Sociology from Princeton University in 2009. Before returning to Cal, she was a Provost Postdoctoral Scholar in Sociology at the University of Chicago.

Professor Mora’s research focuses mainly on questions of racial and ethnic categorization, organizations, and immigration. Her book, Making Hispanics, was published in 2014 by the University of Chicago Press and provides a socio-historical account of the rise of the “Hispanic/Latino” panethnic category in the United States. This...

Courtney Desiree Morris

Assistant Professor
Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Courtney Desiree Morris is a visual/conceptual artist and an assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches courses on critical race theory, feminist theory, black social movements in the Americas, women’s social movements in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as race and environmental politics in the African Diaspora. She is a social anthropologist and is currently completing a book entitled To Defend this Sunrise: Black Women’s Activism and the Geography of Race in Nicaragua, which examines how black women activists...

Erin Murphy-Graham

Associate Adjunct Professor
Graduate School of Education

Erin Murphy-Graham works in the field of comparative and international education. Her research focuses on three inter-related areas: 1) the process by which education can foster the empowerment of girls and women, and the theorization of what empowerment entails; 2) the role of education in changing how students relate to others, particularly in their intimate relationships and in building trust; 3) the rigorous evaluation of educational programs that have demonstrated potential to empower youth and adults in Latin America. She is currently engaged in a longitudinal mixed methods study...