Affiliated Faculty

CRG collaborates with faculty across disciplines and research interests.  Below is a list of CRG-affiliated faculty whose research explores race, gender, or their intersections, a brief description of their research, and a link to their departmental webpage. To see this list alphabetized by last name, visit this page.

African American Studies

Robert Allen
I study social movements & political economy. I'm currently researching the life and work of C.L. Dellums, a major California labor and civil rights activist of national stature who, with A. Philip Randolph, was an organizer and leader of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters' Union, the largest black labor union in U.S. history. An Oakland resident, Dellums used his union base to lead the struggle against employment discrimination generally, ultimately securing passage of California's historic Fair Employment Practices law. As director of the West Coast Region of the NAACP he also played a critical role in the fight against discrimination in housing.

Charles Henry
My current research is on the politics of reparations.

Percy Hintzen
My research is an interrogation of the relationship between colonial forms of racial, cultural, ethnic identities and the social construction of nationalist discourse in efforts to explain post-colonial political economy in the global south. The primary substantive focus is on the Caribbean. Sub-focus on black immigrant identity construction in the United States.

Michel Laguerre
Areas of academic interest include contemporary social theory, information technology, diaspora studies and transnational politics, multiculturalism and globalization, and global metropolitan studies.

Waldo E. Martin, Jr.
Modern African American Cultural Politics: 1945-1980. Examining the cultural impact and significance of the Civil Rights and Black Power struggles on the Black Freedom Struggle specifically, and postwar American Culture more generally.

Leigh Raiford
My teaching and research interests include race, gender and visual culture with an emphasis on film and photography; race and racial formations of the United States; twentieth century African American social movements; memory; and black popular culture.

Stephen Small
Stephen Small’s research is organized around the social scientific analysis of contemporary racial formations, and addresses links between historical structures and contemporary manifestations of racial formations in the USA and elsewhere in the Diaspora. His interests include race and representations in public history and collective memory; racial formations in Europe and the US; and race and race mixture in the US and the Caribbean under slavery and in contemporary times.

Ula Taylor
Prof. Taylor is the co-author of Panther: The Illustrated History of the Black Panther Movement and the Story Behind the Film. She teaches two required history courses in African American Studies and courses such as the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's and African American Women's History. Current work in progress: Re-Gendering a Nation: A History of the Nation of Islam. (Read more about Professor Taylor in the Fall 2002 issue of Faultlines.)

Anthropology

Charles Briggs
I have long been interested in the politics of language, knowledge, and communication, particularly as they inform and are informed by constructions of modernity and tradition and modes of structuring and naturalizing social inequalities. I have worked extensively in Chicano/a communities in New Mexico and indigenous communities in Venezuela, and I am now conducting research in Cuba, Venezuela, and California. My work focuses on racial inequalities in health and constructions of popular violence, and I am currently exploring how imaginations of knowledge and communication produce and stratify subjectivities, particularly through news coverage of health issues.

Meg Conkey
Feminist thought in anthropology and archaeology; the archaeology of gender, and the representation of gender in the past. (Also, early human visual culture; prehistory of Europe; archaeology and outreach; archaeology and multimedia.)

Aihwa Ong
My research and teaching have always dealt with the multiple connections between the United States and Asia. I have written on overseas Chinese and on Southeast Asian refugees in the United States. I treat the experiences of Asian immigrants as a lens through which to ruminate on American citizenship, and its reliance on race and gender modes of governing. Currently, I am completing a book of essays that discusses the links between neoliberal values and citizenship expectations in various locales in the Asia Pacific. A new project explores the interplay of knowledge, race and gender in globalizing Asian cities.

Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies

Catherine Ceniza Choy
Professor Choy is an historian whose research interests include interdisciplinary and transnational approaches to the study of Asian American history, U.S. imperialism, and Philippine and Filipino American Studies. Her book, Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History, analyzed the imperial origins of the professionalization of Philippine nursing and their connections to the mass migrations of Filipino nurses in the second half of the twentieth century. She is beginning a second book project that will focus on the history of the international adoption of Asian children in the United States.

Evelyn Nakano Glenn
My research interests focus on the political economy of households, the intersection of race and gender, immigration, and citizenship. My current project is a historical comparative study of the transnational race and gender division of caring labor, which examines historical continuities in the association between unequal citizenship and caring labor.

Elaine Kim
I am interested in Asian American literature and visual art, Korean American literary and cultural studies, representations of gender and ethnicity,  sites of conflict and collaboration among racialized groups, and U.S. public education.

Michael Omi
Asian Americans and racial stratification, racial and ethnic categories and the U.S. Census, and both racist and anti-racist social movements.

Lok Siu
Professor Siu was educated at Berkeley and Stanford before teaching first at New York University and most recently at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Memories of a Future Home: Diasporic Citizenship of Chinese in Panama (2005), co-editor, with Ethnic Studies alumna Rhacel Parrenas, of Asian Diasporas: New Formations, New Conceptions (2007) and co-editor, with the gender and cultural citizenship working group, of Gendered Citizenships: Transnational Perspectives on Knowledge Production, Political Activism, and Culture (2009). She will be teaching Asian American Studies 131: Asian Diasporas.

Katharya Um
Prof. Um has written and published extensively on the politics and developments in Southeast Asia, particularly Indochina, and has participated in many international conferences on the Pacific Rim. She brings to the field of Asian American Studies an emphasis on the socio-historical and comparative approaches to refugee and migration studies. Her current research interests focus on transnational and on cultural transmission in the context of population dislocation.

Ling-Chi Wang
Asian American history, Asian American civil rights issues; Overseas Chinese; U.S. foreign policies in Asia; bilingual education; and Asian Americans in higher education.

Sau-Ling C. Wong
Construction of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and national & cultural membership in Asian American literature, esp. Chinese American literature and Chinese-language immigrant literature and film.

Business

Laura Kray, Haas School of Business
My research explores the impact of gender stereotypes on how men and women negotiate. Specifically, I explore the contexts under which women fall prey to the negative stereotype that they are ineffective negotiators versus react against it and prevail at the bargaining table. I explore the interplay between power, cognition, and motivation in mixed-gender negotiations.

Chicano Studies

Beatriz Manz
Interested in Mayan populations, refugees, migration to the US

Laura Perez
Prof. Perez’s teaching and research are in contemporary U.S. Latina and Latin American women's writing; Chicana/o literature and visual arts; and contemporary cultural theory. (Read more about Professor Perez in the Spring 2004 issue of Faultlines.)

Alex Saragoza
Alex M. Saragoza received his Ph.D. in Latin American history from University of California, San Diego. A specialist on modern Mexico. Saragoza's work delves into the intersections of Latin American history with that of the United States as a consequence of migration. His research has examined the structural origins of Mexican migration, focusing on the role of the state in the process of the concentration of wealth and power in Mexico. In addition, he has done research on the transnational aspects of cultural formations in Mexico, including work on Mexican cinema, radio and television. His current interests center on ideology and representation from a transnational perspective.

Comparative Literature

Chana Kronfeld
Modernist women poets (Hebrew, Yiddish, English); feminist stylistics; the marginal as exemplary in literary history; ideology in literary historiography; translation as cultural negotiation. Current projects include: The Grammars of Gender and the Genders of Grammar: Rereading the "Woman as Land" Metaphor; Israeli anti-war poetry and the return of the political poem; a monograph titled The Full Severity of Compassion: The Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, and a collaborative translation project (with Chana Bloch), the Selected Poetry of Dahlia Ravikovitch, the leading Israeli woman poet and peace activist.

Economics

John M. Quigley
I study spatial economic relationships in urban areas -- linkages between housing, public services, and employment, for example. I've studied the relationship between housing market segregation and employment outcomes and evaluated policies to reduce the mismatch between the residential locations of low-income and minority households and metropolitan jobs. Most recently, I've analyzed the linkage between immigration between and among metropolitan areas and the levels of house prices in those areas.

Education

Lisa García Bedolla
Lisa García Bedolla's research interests center around the civic engagement, community activity, and political incorporation of racial/ethnic groups in the United States, with a particular focus on the intersection of race, class, and gender.

Daniel Perlstein
My work focuses on the relationship of democratic aspirations and social inequality in the history of American education. This work has touched on issues ranging from gender and school violence to the racial politics of urban education and the pedagogical ideas of the African American freedom struggle. Current projects include a history of the evolving relationship of liberalism and American education.

Frank Worrell
My research interests include a focus on racial and ethnic identity and their relationship to achievement and risk status in the United States and in Trinidad and Tobago. I am also interested in developing instruments to measure these constructs.

English

Elizabeth Abel
My research over the past decade has addressed the intersections of gender, race, and psychoanalysis. In my current project, I analyze the representational politics of the Jim Crow signs that traversed the United States for three quarters of a century, and of the documentary movement that produced our cultural memory of these signs. I also track the motivations and pathways of the current industry in reproducing racial signs that have become coveted items both for white supremacists and for African American collectors struggling to preserve segregation's material history.

Dorri Beam
American Literature before 1865, Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers

Anne Cheng
My research interests often focus on the relationship between politics and aesthetics, using literary and psychoanalytic materials as the fulcrum through which to examine social issues relating to racial and gender grief. My book The Melancholy of Race argues for understanding race as a melancholic construction that imprisons both dominnat and marginal subjects in haunted relations of identification and loss. My new research includes a project on the politics of beauty and race and a project on American film comedies and the staging of race and gender therein.

Marcial González
I am currently working on a book manuscript titled The Chicana/o Novel: Toward a Dialectical Literary Criticism. In this work, I undertake a study of several important Chicana/o novels published from 1970 to 1992. I also analyze postmodernism's influence on Chicana/o literary studies since 1980 and find that postmodernism's critique of history and subjectivity has limited the potential for Chicana/o literary and cultural studies to formulate an effective social criticism.

Abdul JanMohamed
My current project: the effect of the threat of lynching on the formation of black male subjectivity.

Ron Loewinsohn
Contemporary Literature

Colleen Lye
History of racialization and American empire; globalization and American culture; Asia Pacific regionalisms; Asian American literary formations; postcolonial theory and marxism. (Read more about Professor Lye in the Spring 2005 issue of Faultlines.)

Chris Nealon
I'm interested in vernacular theories of history and historical experience.

Gautam Premnath
My broad research and teaching interests are in Anglophone postcolonial literature (especially from the Caribbean and South Asia), post-1945 British literature, and theories of nationalism, transnationalism, and diaspora. My current research centers on rethinking the relationship between diaspora and nation, through an examination of the cultural and literary traffic between India and the diasporic Indian community in Trinidad.

José Saldívar
My teaching and research focus on the areas of literary and cultural studies, the history of the ethnic novel, inter-American subaltern studies, and Chicano/a Studies. My articles have appeared in ALH (American Literary History), Daedalus: Journal of the Arts & Sciences, Nepantla, Revista Casa de las Américas, The Americas Review, and other major journals.

Bryan Wagner
My current research concerns violence and political modernization after slavery. I’m writing a book, Disturbing the Peace: Black Vagrancy and the Grounds of Race, which advances this inquiry by reading black popular culture of the late nineteenth century.

Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

Claudia Carr
I am primarily involved in research concerning alternative types of rural development policies in terrestrial (especially drylands and river basin environments) and coastal and offshore resources in the 'Third World.' My approach to development problems, for a number of years in Africa but also in parts of Latin America and Asia, entails identifying the global, national and local processes involved in development (and conservation), including the constraints they present for state and locally based policy and practice. The international aid process provides a major focus of this work, largely because of its pervasive influence on development policy and practice in developing countries. Much of my research has involved 'indigenous' populations and their resources, from African agropastoral to coastal agro-fishing economic contexts, including in western Latin America and the southern Pacific region.

Ethnic Studies

Mario Barrera
I'm currently in the process of finishing a documentary film entitled "Latino Stories of World War II." My most recent article is "Are Latinos A Racialized Minority," which has been submitted for publications. I expect my future academic research to focus on the relationship between American political parties, on the one hand, and ethnic and religious groups on the other.

Patricia Hilden
I have just begun a project studying racialized groups and the building of the railroads in the Southwest in the period from the 1870s to WWII. I am particularly interested in Native Americans working as wage laborers on the railroads, ont he effects of railroads on Native communities (both physical and cultural). I am also interested in the ways in which members of racialized groups interacted while working for the railroads or for ancillary businesses.

Melinda Micco (Mills College)
American Indian history, film studies and literature, Multiracial identity studies, Ethnic identity in tribal communities

José Saldívar
My teaching and research focus on the areas of literary and cultural studies, the history of the ethnic novel, inter-American subaltern studies, and Chicano/a Studies. My articles have appeared in ALH (American Literary History), Daedalus: Journal of the Arts & Sciences, Nepantla, Revista Casa de las Américas, The Americas Review, and other major journals.

Gender & Women's Studies

Paola Bacchetta
transnational feminist theory; gender, sexuality, race, religion; nationalisms (especially Hindu nationalism); religious, ethnic and political conflict; social movements (feminist, lesbian, anti-racism, and right-wing); space; postcolonial theory; qualitative methods (discourse analysis and ethnography). Geographic areas of specialization outside the United States: India and France. (Read more about Professor Bacchetta in the Fall 2003 issue of Faultlines.)

Mel Chen
Mel's research and teaching interests include queer and gender theory, animal studies, critical race theory, disability studies, and critical linguistics. In the Fall of 2009, Mel convened "Species Spectacles", a U.C. Humanities Research Institute Residential Research Group focused on animality, sexuality and race. Mel's short film, Local Grown Corn (2007), explores interweavings of immigration, childhood, illness and friendship; it has played in both asian and queer film festivals.

Minoo Moallem
Minoo Moallem is Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at UC Berkeley. She is the author of Between Warrior Brother and Veiled Sister. Islamic Fundamentalism and the Cultural Politics of Patriarchy in Iran, University of California Press, 2005. She is also the co-editor (with Caren Kaplan and Norma Alarcon) of Between Woman and Nation. Nationalisms, Transnational Feminisms and The State, Duke University Press, 1999, and the guest editor of a special issue of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East on Iranian Immigrants, Exiles and Refugees.

Juana Rodriguez
Prof. Rodriguez is the author of Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces (NYU 2003) and has published numerous articles related to her research interests in sexuality studies, queer activism in a transnational context, critical race theory, technology and media arts, and Latin@ and Caribbean studies. She holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University, an MA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. Before joining the faculty at Berkeley, she was faculty at Bryn Mawr College and UC Davis, where she served as Director of the Cultural Studies Graduate Group. She is currently working on a book manuscript about imagining queer interventions into everyday life. (Read more about Prof. Rodriguez in the Fall 2009 issue of Faultlines.)

Charis Thompson
My current research involves the ways in which various kinds of "cultural" views of race, ethnicity, nation, and immigration status are being reinscribed back into the language of science through DNA, genetic, and reproductive science and medicine. In particular, I am looking ethnographically at hierarchies of choice and preference of egg and sperm and embryo donors by couples and individuals in a number of different sites in the US, and transnationally. Skin color and its codings as beauty, class, agragrian status, ethnorace, nation, and so on, are a major dimension of my analysis. Areas of interest include Feminist Theory; Science and Technology Studies; Reproductive and Genetic Technologies; Transnational Comparative Studies of Reproduction, Population, Biodiversity and Environment. Recent book: Ontological Choreography: Reproductive Technologies and their Subjectivities and Economies.

Geography

Beatriz Manz
Interested in Mayan populations, refugees, migration to the US

History

Gordon Chang (Stanford University)
Domestic identities and international relations.

David A. Hollinger
Impact of foreign missionary project (2/3 female) on American culture and politics; theories of race and identity.

Waldo E. Martin, Jr.
Modern African American Cultural Politics: 1945-1980. Examining the cultural impact and significance of the Civil Rights and Black Power struggles on the Black Freedom Struggle specifically, and postwar American Culture more generally.

Integrative Biology

Tyrone Hayes
My research focuses on the role of steroid hormones in amphibian development and I conduct both laboratory and field studies in the U.S. and Africa. The two main areas of interest are metamorphosis and sex differentiation, but I am also interested in growth (larval and adult) and hormonal regulation of aggressive behavior.

International and Area Studies

David Leonard (emeritus)
The politics and administration of development, particularly in Africa.

John Lie
I am currently working on two books. One is a work of general social theory that focuses on modes of explanation, tentatively entitled The Consolation of Social Theory. Another is probably the final installment of my research on the Korean diaspora, tentatively entitled Diasporic Nationalism.

Latin American/Latino Studies

Felicity Schaeffer-Grabiel (UC Santa Cruz)
I am interested in transnational culture, intimacy, and popular culture between Latin America and the United States. In my current project, I look at how globalization affects intimacy across national borders, how women from Latin America use contemporary global changes from neoliberalism, to the expansion of the Internet, migration circuits, tourism, to Internet marriage industries for their own benefit. Some of the questions I am interested in are: How does love intersect with the political economy? In what ways do contemporary patterns of desire reflect a history of empire? How do global changes reshape U.S. men's masculine identities?

Boalt School of Law

Rachel F. Moran

My research has examined issues of race, ethnicity, and discrimination, particularly as they relate to educational access and the growing Latino population in the United States. In addition, I have published a book on Interracial Intimacy: The Regulation of Race and Romance and I am currently working on an anthology of "Race and Law Stories." Other current projects include a study of the recent Michigan litigation challenging affirmative action in law school admissions.

Marjorie Shultz
My research interests include issues of both race and gender especially in the context of health care law and policy, as well as in legal education. I have done considerable work on the law and ethics of reproductive technology and medical research. I am currently completing a 5 year empirical study that seeks to develop a new law school admission test. The test my Co Investigator, Sheldon Zedeck and I, are creating will try to predict who will be good lawyer rather than simply who will be a good law student, as is the focus of the current Law School Admission Test. We believe that such a test could improve the racial diversity of law school student bodies.

David Alan Sklansky
Among my interests are issues of race and gender in criminal justice. I have written, for example, about racially disproportionate drug sentences, about racial bias in vehicle stops, about the role of equality in the law of search and seizure, and about the changing racial and gender demographics of American police forces.

Leti Volpp
My research centers on legal understandings of the relationship between culture, migration and identity, and on theories of citizenship. I am in particular interested in Asian American racialization and in the culturalization of racism, especially as it is expressed through concern about cultural forms of gendered subordination.

Linguistics

Leanne Hinton
My primary research interests revolve around language death and language revitalization, and thus the politics of language. Since race is a very important issue in language politics and language death, I have frequently been involved in language issues that involve race, such as the ebonics controversy, Official English, bilingual education, and laws affecting immigrant languages and Native American languages. I have also done research on language and gender, and run classes where many of the term papers are about language and gender, language and race, or an intersection of both. I am working on a book called "The American Languages," related to a class I teach by the same name, which will have a number of chapters on language and race and/or gender. (Read more about Professor Hinton in the Spring 2003 issue of Faultlines.)

Richard Rhodes
Algonquian languages (Ojibwe/Ottawa, Cree), Mixe-Zoquean languages (Sayuleño), mixed languages (Métchif), language contact, language spreads, pronominal systems

Mechanical Engineering

Alice Agogino
Alice M. Agogino is the Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering and directs several computational and design research and instructional laboratories at Cal. She received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1978) from the University of California at Berkeley, and Ph.D. from the Department of Engineering-Economic Systems at Stanford University (1984). She has authored over 120 scholarly publications in the areas of: MEMS/Mechatronics design methods; nonlinear optimization; intelligent learning systems; multi-objective and strategic product design; probabilistic modeling; intelligent control and manufacturing; graphics, multimedia and computer-aided design; design databases; digital libraries; artificial intelligence and decision and expert systems; and gender & technology.

Native American Studies

Steve Crum (UC Davis)
(Read more about Professor Crum in the Fall 2004 issue of Faultlines.)

Patricia Hilden (emerita)
I have just begun a project studying racialized groups and the building of the railroads in the Southwest in the period from the 1870s to WWII. I am particularly interested in Native Americans working as wage laborers on the railroads, ont he effects of railroads on Native communities (both physical and cultural). I am also interested in the ways in which members of racialized groups interacted while working for the railroads or for ancillary businesses.

Beth H. Piatote
I am currently completing the manuscript, Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature, which focuses on legal discourses in the literary works of the following indigenous writers: E. Pauline Johnson, John Oskison, Mourning Dove, Alice Callahan, and D’Arcy McNickle. I am completing a short fiction collection called Beading Lesson and Other Stories, and continue to write translations of Ni:mi:pu: literary, liturgical, and historical texts. My second academic book project, funded in part by a grant from the Hellman Family Foundation, will focus on Nez Perce texts and translation.

Political Science

David Leonard (emeritus)
The politics and administration of development, particularly in Africa.

Taeku Lee
My primary interests are in racial/ethnic politics, public opinion/survey research, and social movements/political participation. I am currently at work on several projects that examine the concept of "race" and "identity" and their consequences for contemporary politics in the US.

Psychology

Stephen Hinshaw
I am interested, among many topics, in the development of psychopathology (particularly attention deficits, antisocial behavior, and depression) in girls and women. Our longitudinal databases also include diverse samples from an ethnic and racial perspective. I am also pursuing research on the stigmatization of mental illness across diverse cultures.

Dacher Keltner
Dacher's research interests focus on three broad questions. A first pertains to the determinants and consequences of power and status. A second focuses on how individual differences in emotion, say the tendency towards compassion or awe, shape the individual's relationships life course. A final interest has to do with characterizing the forms and functions of the different positive emotions, including awe, love, gratitude, compassion.

Ann Kring
My broad research interests are in emotion and psychopathology, with a particular emphasis on schizophrenia and depression. One ongoing study is examining emotional responding in women with schizophrenia. A second major focus of my research is on the origins and consequences of individual differences in emotional expressivity. Ongoing studies seek to answer questions such as under what circumstances and in the presence of what individuals might men and women differ in the expression of specific emotions; how social context modifies dispositional expressive tendencies, and the ways in which men and women use emotion to negotiate status and power differences.

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
My broad research interests lie in issues at the interface of culture, social cognition, and intergroup processes. More specifically, I draw from an interactionist, Person-in-Situation perspective to understand how marginalization of one’s social group affects basic processes related to social identity and intergroup relationships.

Kaiping Peng
The central theme of my current research interests is the intricate relationship between human cultures and basic psychological processes, with focuses on two lines of research: 1) culture and social cognition, studying cultural effects on causal inference, judgment and decision making, 2) cultural and cognitive aspects of ethnicity and race, including the nature, function and centrality of white, black and Asian identities.

School of Public Health

Susan Ivey
Dr. Ivey is interested in cardiovascular risk factors in vulnerable populations especially immigrants, and women especially. She also is interested in local and national policy change to improve access to health care services and improve overall health status.

Seth Holmes
Dr. Holmes is a cultural and medical anthropologist and physician whose work focuses broadly on social hierarchies, health disparities, and the ways in which perceptions of social difference naturalize and normalize these inequalities.

Public Policy

Dan Kammen
Science and technology policy focused on energy, development and environmental management. Technology and policy questions in developing nations, particularly involving: the linkages between energy, health, and the environment; technology transfer and diffusion; household energy management; renewable energy; women; minority groups. Global environmental change including deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and resource consumption. Environmental and technological risk. Management of innovation and energy R&D policy. Geographic expertise: Africa; Latin America.

Rhetoric/Film

Shannon Jackson, Rhetoric and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
My research is located in performance studies and American studies from the late 19th century to contemporary, focusing on the role of social and aesthetic performances in movements for social change and in the history of higher education. My current project considers the infrastructural politics of art practices that respond to materially fraught issues such as housing, the environment, disability, childcare, labor inequity, and social welfare.

Charis Thompson
My current research involves the ways in which various kinds of "cultural" views of race, ethnicity, nation, and immigration status are being reinscribed back into the language of science through DNA, genetic, and reproductive science and medicine. In particular, I am looking ethnographically at hierarchies of choice and preference of egg and sperm and embryo donors by couples and individuals in a number of different sites in the US, and transnationally. Skin color and its codings as beauty, class, agragrian status, ethnorace, nation, and so on, are a major dimension of my analysis. Areas of interest include Feminist Theory; Science and Technology Studies; Reproductive and Genetic Technologies; Transnational Comparative Studies of Reproduction, Population, Biodiversity and Environment. Recent book: Ontological Choreography: Reproductive Technologies and their Subjectivities and Economies.

Linda Williams
I am interested in the intersections of race, gender and sexuality in moving image culture.

Social Welfare

Julian Chow
My research has centered on two substantive areas: first, to study social service delivery and program development for ethnic minority and especially immigrant populations within a community context. Second, to understand the factors that are attributable to the differential use of human and social services among ethnic minority populations. My interest is to seek ways to improve access to services and to provide better community care for ethnic minority and immigrant groups.

Kurt Organista
HIV prevention and the treatment of depression with Mexican/Latino migrants in the US.

Sociology

Irene Bloemraad
Irene Bloemraad focuses on nexus between immigration and politics, with a special focus on the dynamics that facilitate (or hinder) immigrants' incorporation into the political systems of the United States and Canada. Current projects examine immigrant/ethnic community organizations, the role of NGOs in fostering immigrant women's political leadership, the degree of "public voice" accorded to immigrants in the mainstream media, the political socialization of Mexican-American children in mixed-status families and research on naturalization and dual citizenship. Some of these themes appear in Bloemraad's forthcoming book, Becoming a Citizen, to be published in 2006 by University of California Press.

John Lie
I am currently working on two books. One is a work of general social theory that focuses on modes of explanation, tentatively entitled The Consolation of Social Theory. Another is probably the final installment of my research on the Korean diaspora, tentatively entitled Diasporic Nationalism.

Martin Sanchez-Jankowski
My work involves the study of inter-ethnic violence in Los Angeles and Oakland Schools, and research on the dynamics of social change and persistence in long-term poverty neighborhoods in Los Angeles and New York City.

Sandra Smith
My research interests focus on urban poverty, joblessness, and social networks and social capital. I am currently completing a book manuscript, tentatively titled Lone Pursuit: Cultures of Distrust and Individualism among Black Poor Jobseekers, in which I examine the role of joblessness discourses in inhibiting or facilitating cooperation between black poor jobseekers and their jobholding ties.

Loic Wacquant

My interests include race as a denegated form of ethnicity; embodiment; the penal state; urban marginality; social theory and the politics of reason. One project is a comparative historical sociology of the four "peculiar institutions" that have fabricated race in the United States over four centuries: slavery, the Jim Crow system of racial terrorism, the urban ghetto, and the hyperghetto-cum-prison.

Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies

Angela Marino
Professor Marino focuses on the intersection of politics and performance in the Americas. Her research includes popular cultures, fiesta and carnival, U.S. Latina/o and Latin American plays, history and performance.