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.

Dan Schnur

Continuing Lecturer
Department of Political Science
UC Berkeley

Jasjeet Sekhon

Robson Professor of Political Science and Statistics
Department of Political Science
Director, Center for Causal Inference and Program Evaluation
UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
Program Evaluation, Statistical and Computational Methods, Causal Inference, Elections, Public Opinion, American Politics

Jonathan Simon

Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law
Director, Center for the Study of Law and Society
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UC Berkeley

Sarah Song

Professor of Law and Faculty Director
Kadish Center for Morality, Law and Public Affairs, BerkeleyLaw
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
contemporary political and legal philosophy, the history of American political thought, and immigration & citizenship law

Laura Stoker

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Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests:
National Elections, Public Opinion, Research Design, Statistical Methods

Professor Stoker received her Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the development and change of political beliefs, attitudes, and behavior, and employs data drawn from surveys and experiments. Specific topics include the moral, group, and self-interested basis of citizens' opinions on public policies; sources of short- and long-run change...

Robert Van Houweling

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Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests:
Congress, Political Parties, Voting Behavior, Spatial Models of Candidate Competition, Experimental Methods

Professor Van Houweling studies political behavior and legislative institutions in the United States. Both aspects of his research are driven by an interest in better understanding the representational linkages between electorates and officeholders. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan in 1993 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2003....

Margaret Weir

Professor Emerita
Department of Political Science and Sociology
University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests:
Metropolitan Politics, Social Policy, Comparative Welfare State, Public Policy, Political Sociology

John Yoo

Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law & Co-Faculty Director
Korea Law Center, BerkeleyLaw
University of California, Berkeley

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