Affiliated Faculty

John Aubrey Douglass

Senior Research Fellow
Center for Studies in Higher Education

John Aubrey Douglass is Senior Research Fellow and Research Professor - Public Policy and Higher Education at the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of California - Berkeley. He is the author of Neo-Nationalism and Universities (forthcoming 2021), Envisioning the Asian New Flagship University: Its Past and Vital Future (with John Hawkins, Berkeley Public Policy Press and the East-West Center 2017) The New Flagship University: Changing the Paradigm from Global Ranking to National Relevancy (Palgrave Macmillan 2016), The Conditions for Admissions (link is...

Cybelle Fox

Chair and Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology

Cybelle Fox received a B.A. in history and economics from UC San Diego in 1997 and a Ph.D. in sociology and social policy from Harvard University in 2007. Her main research interests include race and ethnic relations, the American welfare state, immigration, historical sociology, and political sociology. Her most recent book, Three Worlds of Relief (Princeton University Press, 2012), compares the incorporation of blacks, Mexicans, and European immigrants in the American welfare system from the Progressive Era to the New Deal. Fox won six book awards for Three Worlds of Relief,...

Sean Gailmard

Professor, Vice Chair of the Department for Personnel
Charles and Louis Travers Department of Political Science

Kris Gutiérrez

Carol Liu Chair in Educational Policy; Professor of Language, Literacy and Culture
Graduate School of Education

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 national leader in education, with an emphasis in literacy, learning sciences, and interpretive and design-based approaches to inquiry. Gutiérrez is a member of the National Academy of Education and is the Past...

Martha Haddis

Class of 2024
2024 Democracy Camp in Berkeley

Martha Haddis (she/her)

My name is Martha Haddis I am a first-generation, African American, 4th year transfer student from San Jose, CA. I am majoring in political science with a public policy minor. During my time at Cal, I have continued to enhance my networking and communication skills, as well as actively been a pillar for culturally diverse communities. My major is intertwined with my career goals of working in the intersection of media and public policy. I am an advocate for organizations that will give back to my community and support underrepresented...

Ian F. Haney López

Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law; Director, Racial Politics Project
Berkeley Law School
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 Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class (2014), Haney López detailed the fifty-year history of how politicians exploit racial pandering to fracture social solidarity and ultimately to convince many voters to support rule by the rich....

Sherwin Ho

Class of 2024
2024 Democracy Camp in Berkeley

Sherwin Ho (he/him)

My name is Sherwin Ho. I’m a senior double majoring in molecular cell biology and psychology. Slightly disillusioned with the content of my majors, I’m looking to explore as many career paths as possible, with my current interests leading me towards public health in the mental health sector. Through working at mental health institutions, I hope to act on my fundamental desire to address societal problems that I have seen in my life, such as homelessness and a lack of mental health support at K-12 schools. I would be able to bring...

Paul Pierson

Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies, Chair
Charles and Louis Travers Department of Political Science

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 in Time: History, Institutions and Social Analysis, The Transformation of American Politics: Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism (co-edited with Theda Skocpol), and Winner...

Nikki Jones

Professor of African American Studies
Department of African American Studies

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 the intersection of race, gender, and justice. Professor Jones has published three books, including the sole-authored Between Good and Ghetto: African American Girls and Inner City Violence (2010), published in the Rutgers University Press Series in...

Chelsea Kawamura

Class of 2025
2024 Democracy Camp in Berkeley

Chelsea Kawamura (she/her)

Chelsea hopes to ensure that every student, regardless of background, has an equal opportunity to thrive in a dynamic learning environment where technological advancements are seamlessly integrated into educational frameworks.

In her involvement with the Student Policy Institute at Berkeley, Chelsea examined the impact of the digital divide on K-12 education. Her focus extended to proposing policies that leverage technology platforms to enrich the learning experience for students.

As a committed advocate...