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.

Osagie K. Obasogie

Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics
UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program, Community Health Sciences

Osagie K. Obasogie is the Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Joint Medical Program and School of Public Health. Obasogie’s scholarly interests include Constitutional law, bioethics, sociology of law, and reproductive and genetic technologies. His writings have spanned both academic and public audiences, with journal articles...

Michael Omi

Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies
UC Berkeley

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...

Bertrall Ross

Professor of Law
UC Berkeley

Bertrall Ross’s research interests are driven by a normative concern about democratic responsiveness and a methodological approach that integrates political theory and empirical social science into discussions of legal doctrine, the institutional role of courts, and democratic design. In the area of legislation, his current research seeks to address how courts should reconcile legislative supremacy...

Harry Scheiber

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

Janelle Scott

Associate Professor of Education & African American Studies
UC Berkeley

Jasjeet Sekhon

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