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.

Sarah Anzia

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Associate Professor of Political Science & Public Policy
UC Berkeley

Terri Bimes

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Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Political Science
Research Interests:
American Politics

Terri Bimes (Ph.D., Yale University) is a lecturer in the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science and assistant research director at the Institute of Governmental Studies. As a lecturer, she teaches courses on the presidency and the senior honors thesis writing seminar.  Her past publications include articles on populism and presidential elections. At...

Irene Bloemraad

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Professor of Sociology and Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Sociology
Research Interests:
Immigration, political sociology, race & ethnicity, social movements, nationalism, research methods, Canada

Irene Bloemraad is an associate professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at Berkeley. Her research focuses on how immigrants become incorporated into political bodies and the consequences of their presence on politics and understandings of membership. She is the author of Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in...

Mark Brilliant

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Associate Professor
Department of History and Program in American Studies
UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
20th century U.S.; comparative civil rights (with a focus on politics and law); the American West; American education

David A. Carrillo

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Lecturer in Residence; Executive Director, California Constitution Center
Berkeley Law School

David A. Carrillo joined the Berkeley Law faculty as the founding Executive Director of the California Constitution Center in 2012. The center is devoted to developing scholarship concerning the California Constitution and the California Supreme Court.

In October 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Dr. Carrillo to a four-year term on the California Law Revision Commission.

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Karen Chapple

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Professor of City & Regional Planning, Carmel P. Friesen Chair
College of Environmental Design
UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
Community and economic development, regional planning, and planning and economic analysis methods

Karen Chapple, Ph.D., is a Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Chapple specializes in housing, community and economic development, as well as regional planning.  She has most recently published on job creation on industrial land (in Economic Development Quarterly) and accessory dwelling units as a smart...

Jack Citrin

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Heller Professor of Political Science
UC Berkeley
Department of Political Science
Research Interests:
Political Sociology and Nationalism

Jack Citrin, Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley, and former director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, was born in Shanghai, China, and grew up in China and Japan. A graduate of McGill University (1961), he received the Sir Geoffrey Dawson Scholarship to study at the Institut d'Études Politiques de...

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