Sarah Anzia

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Associate Professor of Political Science & Public Policy
UC Berkeley

Sarah Anzia studies American politics with a focus on state and local government, elections, interest groups, political parties, and public policy. Her book, Timing and Turnout: How Off-Cycle Elections Favor Organized Groups, examines how the timing of elections can be manipulated to affect both voter turnout and the composition of the electorate, which, in turn,...

Leonardo R. Arriola

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Associate Professor of Political Science
UC Berkeley

Leonardo R. Arriola is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for African Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on democratization, coalition politics, ethnic politics, and political violence in developing countries. He has conducted field research in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Senegal, and Zambia. 

His current projects include the...

Irene Bloemraad

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Class of 1951 Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

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...

Karen Chapple

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Carmel P. Friesen Chair of City and Regional Planning
College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

Karen Chapple, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of City & Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where she holds the Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Urban Studies. Chapple studies inequalities in the planning, development, and governance of regions in the U.S. and Latin America, with a focus on economic development and housing. Her...

Cybelle Fox

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Chair and Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

Cybelle Fox received a B.A. in history and economics from UC San Diego in 1997 and a Ph.D. in sociology and social policy from Harvard University in 2007. Her main research interests include race and ethnic relations, the American welfare state, immigration, historical sociology, and political sociology. Her most recent book, Three Worlds of Relief...

Kris Gutiérrez

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Carol Liu Chair in Educational Policy
Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley
Professor of Language, Literacy and Culture
Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

Kris D. Gutiérrez holds the Carol Liu Chair in Educational Policy and is a professor of Language, Literacy and Culture. Before coming to Berkeley, she was a professor of Learning Sciences/Literacy and the Inaugural Provost’s Chair, University of Colorado, Boulder and Professor Emerita of Social Research Methodology at GSE&IS at UCLA. Professor Gutiérrez is a...

Ian F. Haney López

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Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law
Berkeley Law
Director, Racial Politics Project
Othering and Belonging Institute

Ian Haney López teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. One of the nation’s leading thinkers on how racism has evolved since the civil rights era, his current research emphasizes the connection between racial divisions in society and growing wealth inequality in the United States. In Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals...

Nikki Jones

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Professor of African American Studies
African American Studies, UC Berkeley

Nikki Jones is a professor in the Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a faculty affiliate with the Center for the Study of Law and Society. Her areas of expertise include urban ethnography, race and ethnic relations and criminology and criminal justice, with a special emphasis on...

Amy E. Lerman

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Professor of Public Policy and Political Science
Charles and Louis Travers Department of Political Science and the Goldman School of Public Policy
Co-Director
The People Lab

Professor Amy E. Lerman is a political scientist who studies issues of race, public opinion, and political behavior, especially as they relate to punishment and social inequality in America. She is the author of two books on the American criminal justice system—The Modern Prison Paradox and Arresting Citizenship (awarded a best book award from the...

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