Affiliated Faculty

Amy E. Lerman

Professor of Public Policy and Political Science; Co-Director
Charles and Louis Travers Department of Political Science
Goldman School of Public Policy
The People Lab

Professor Amy E. Lerman is a political scientist who studies issues of race, public opinion, and political behavior, especially as they relate to punishment and social inequality in America. She is the author of two books on the American criminal justice system—The Modern Prison Paradox and Arresting Citizenship (awarded a best book award from the Urban Politics Section of the American Political Science Association). Her most recent book, Good Enough for Government Work, which was awarded both the Woodrow Wilson Award and the Gladys Kammerer Award from the American Political Science...

Taeku Lee

Professor of Political Science and Law, Associate Director
Charles and Louis Travers Department of Political Science
Haas Institute

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 and serves on the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies and the General Social Survey, and on the National Advisory Committee for the U.S. Census Bureau.

His published monographs include...

Marika Laundau-Wells

Assistant Professor
Charles and Louis Travers Department of Political Science

My research is broadly concerned with the effects of cognitive processes - including perception, attention, concept formation, and memory - on political behavior writ large. My primary research project investigates the ways in which the psychological and neural underpinnings of threat perception influence policy preferences, with a particular focus on national security decision-making.

I hold an AB from Harvard in Government, an MSc from LSE in Global Politics, and a PhD from MIT in Political Science. Prior to arriving at Berkeley, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the...

Michel Laguerre

Professor of African American Studies; Director
Department of African American Studies
Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology

Michel S. Laguerre, Ph.D., Social Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is Professor and Director of the Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology at the University of California at Berkeley.

He was a visiting scholar in the anthropology department at Harvard University in 1991-2 and in the program in Science, Technology and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2001-2. In 1994-5, he held at UC Berkeley the Barbara Weinstock Lectureship on the Morals of Trade.

He has published several books including: American...

Christopher Kutz

C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professor of Law
Berkeley Law School

Christopher Kutz joined the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at Berkeley Law in 1998. Before joining the Berkeley faculty, he clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Since his appointment at Berkeley, he has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia and Stanford law schools, as well as at Sciences Po University in Paris, France.

Kutz’s work focuses on moral, political and legal philosophy, and he has particular interest in the foundations of criminal, international and constitutional law. His book, Complicity: Ethics and...

Ann Keller

Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management
School of Public Health

Ann C. Keller is Associate Professor of Health Politics and Policy at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Keller received her Ph.D. in political science from Berkeley (2001) and her B.A. in math and political science from Indiana University (1991). Keller’s training also includes a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research Program. Keller studies the politics of science and expertise in public policy, focusing on environmental, health and technological innovation. Recent publications focus on how politics shapes aspects...

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....

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...

Sean Gailmard

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

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,...