Nadia Almasalkhi

Research Interests:
forced migrations, xenophobia, the Levant, postcolonial theory, urban geography, transnationalism

Nadia Almasalkhi joined the department in 2018 after graduating from the University of Kentucky with degrees in International Studies, Arabic & Islamic Studies, and French.

Her MA project is underway, and investigates the political socialization processes experienced by Syrians, and the current political outlook and behavior of Syrians in U.S. She is currently recruiting Syrian immigrant...

Isabel García Valdivia

Doctoral Candidate

Isabel García Valdivia is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley. She received her B.A. in Chicanx/Latinx Studies and Sociology from Pomona College. Her main research interests include immigration, Latinx sociology, family, race and ethnicity, and sociology of aging and life course.

Isabel’s work has been funded by the National...

Tyler Leeds

5th Year Sociology Student
Research Interests:
Journalism, Political Sociology, and Higher Education

Lawrence Liu

Doctoral Student
Lawrence J. Liu is a Ph.D. student in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Berkeley Law, and a J.D. student at Yale Law School. Lawrence’s main interests revolve around state capacity and public participation in the regulatory process in both domestic and transnational contexts. He has research interests in administrative law, law and globalization,...

Meghna Mukherjee

Research Interests:
Gender, Medical Sociology, Fertility and Genetic Technologies, Reproductive Labor, South Asia

Meghna Mukherjee graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Sociology (honors) and Human Rights. As a PhD student (Regents’ Fellow) at UC Berkeley, Meghna main research interests revolve around the social inequalities arising alongside emerging fertility and genetic technologies. She is particularly interested in understanding how medicalized spaces are reinforcing social hierarchies and reconstituting...

Navya Pothamsetty

MPH Student
Navya is a first-year MPH student in epidemiology and biostatistics who recently graduated with a BA in Public Health from UC Berkeley. She works as a research assistant for the Othering and Belonging Institute and with the School of Public Health's Anti-Racist and Racial Justice Action Program. 

Adriana Ramirez

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
Migration, Citizenship, Race & Ethnicity, Nationalism, Latin America

Zabdi Salazar

Doctoral Student

Zabdi Salazar is a second-year student in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy PhD program at UC Berkeley. In 2019, she graduated from Trinity University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Business Administration with minors in Spanish and Economics. Her research interests include refugee law, immigration law, sociology of law, public law,...

Dvir Yogev

Graduate Student
Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC Berkeley

Dvir Yogev is a Ph.D. student in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy program at UC Berkeley. He also holds an LL.B and an LL.M from Berkeley Law. His research interests include public opinion, punishment & psychology, and the politics of criminal justice reform.