IGS has an interdisciplinary core faculty from political science, sociology, public policy, law, business, and history. Our faculty members lead seminars, organize conferences, and implement their research with the support of the Institute.

Michel Laguerre

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

Todd LaPorte

Professor Emeritus, Professor of the Graduate School
Department of Political Science
UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
Technology Policy, Organization Theory, Public Administration

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...

Gabriel Lenz

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

Amy E. Lerman

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...

Paul Pierson

John Gross Endowed Chair, Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
Public Policy, Political Economy, American Politics

Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Pierson’s teaching and research includes the fields of American politics and public policy, comparative political economy, and social theory. His most recent books are Off-Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy (with Jacob Hacker), Politics...

Harry Scheiber

Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and History (Emeritus), Chancellor's Emeritus Professor
Faculty Director, Institute For Legal Research
UC Berkeley

Eric Schickler

Professor, Jeffrey & Ashley McDermott Endowed Chair
Department Chair
Department of Political Science
University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests:
Congress, American Political Development, Political Parties

Eric Schickler is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Disjointed Pluralism: Institutional Innovation and the Development of the U.S. Congress (Princeton University Press, 2001), which received APSA's Richard F. Fenno Award. His second book, Partisan Hearts and Minds (co-authored with Donald Green and Bradley Palmquist), was...