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

Kris Gutiérrez

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

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

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...

Ann Keller

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

Ann C. Keller is Associate Professor of Health Politics and Policy at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Keller received her Ph.D. in political science from Berkeley (2001) and her B.A. in math and political science from Indiana University (1991). Keller’s training also includes a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...

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

Christopher Kutz joined the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Berkeley Law in 1998. Before joining the Berkeley faculty, he clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.  Since his appointment at Berkeley, he has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia and Stanford law schools, as...

Michel Laguerre

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

Michel S. Laguerre, Ph.D., Social Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is Professor and Director of the Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology at the University of California at Berkeley.

He was a visiting scholar in the anthropology department at Harvard University in 1991-2 and in the program in Science, Technology and Society at the...

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...

Taeku Lee

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...