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.

Sean Gailmard

Professor, Vice Chair of the Department for Personnel
Department of Political Science
UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
American Political Institutions, Principal-agent Theory, Bureaucratic Politics, Legislative Politics, Game Theory, Decision Theory (rational choice and behavioral modeling), Laboratory Experimentation, Statistical Modeling

Nikki Jones

Associate Professor of African American Studies
UC Berkeley

Ann Keller

Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management
School of Public Health
UC Berkeley

Erin M. Kerrison

Assistant Professor
Berkeley School of Social Welfare

Assistant Professor Erin M. Kerrison's work extends from a legal epidemiological framework, wherein law and legal institutions operate as social determinants of health. Specifically, through varied agency partnerships, her mixed-method research agenda investigates the impact that compounded structural disadvantage, concentrated poverty and state supervision has on service delivery, substance abuse, violence and other health outcomes...

Christopher Kutz

C.William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law
UC Berkeley

Michel Laguerre

Professor of African American Studies and Director
Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology
Research Interests:
contemporary social theory, information technology, Transnational diaspora politics, globalization, and global metropolitan studies

Marika Landau-Wells

Assistant Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley

My research is broadly concerned with the effects of cognitive processes - including perception, attention, concept formation, and memory - on political behavior writ large.  My primary research project investigates the ways in which the psychological and neural underpinnings of threat perception influence policy preferences, with a particular focus on national security decision-making. 

I hold an...