IGS has an interdisciplinary core faculty from political science, sociology, public policy, law, economics, history, ethnic studies, African American Studies, public health, social welfare, geography, city and regional planning, education, and environmental science, policy and management. Our faculty members lead seminars, organize conferences, and implement their research with the support of the Institute.

IGS Faculty Emeriti can be found on this page.

Taeku Lee

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Professor of Political Science and Law
Department of Political Science
UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
Racial Politics, Public Opinion, Political Behavior, Social Movements, Asian American Politics

Taeku Lee is Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Lee is also Associate Director of the Haas Institute at Berkeley, Managing Director of Asian American Decisions, and Co-Principal Investigator of the National Asian American Survey. Lee is currently Treasurer and on the Executive Council for the American Political Science Association...

Gabriel Lenz

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Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
Elections, Public Opinion, Political Psychology, Political Economy

Amy E. Lerman

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Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science
Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

Professor Lerman is a political scientist who writes widely on issues related to political engagement, public opinion, and public policy. Her recent work examines the ways that growing economic inequality, persistent racial bias, and the rise of the carceral state influence citizens’ political beliefs, racial identities, and rates of political participation. She is particularly interested...

Jovan Lewis

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Assistant Professor of Human Geography
UC Berkeley

Elizabeth Linos

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Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
Faculty Director
The People Lab

Elizabeth Linos is a behavioral scientist and public management scholar. The majority of her research focuses on how to improve government by focusing on its people. Specifically, her studies consider how we can improve diversity in recruitment and selection, how to reduce burnout at work, and how different work environments affect performance and motivation in...

Cecilia Mo

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Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University

Cecilia Hyunjung Mo is an associate professor of Political Science at University of California, Berkeley. She is also an associate professor of public policy (by courtesy) at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. She specializes in behavioral political economy, comparative political behavior, the political economy of development, and social policy research. She focuses on...

Osagie K. Obasogie

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Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics
UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program, Community Health Sciences

Osagie K. Obasogie is the Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Joint Medical Program and School of Public Health. Obasogie’s scholarly interests include Constitutional law, bioethics, sociology of law, and reproductive and genetic technologies. His writings have spanned both academic and public audiences, with journal articles...

Michael Omi

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Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies
UC Berkeley

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