CRG Staff


Evelyn Nakano Glenn is Professor of Women's Studies and Ethnic Studies. Her teaching and research interests focus on transdisciplinary methods, political economy of households, the intersection of race and gender, immigration, and citizenship. Her articles have appeared such journals as Social Problems, Signs, Feminist Studies, Social Science History, Stanford Law Review, Contemporary Sociology, and Review of Radical Political Economy, as well as in numerous edited volumes. She is the author of Issei, Nisei, War Bride: Three Generations of Japanese American Women in Domestic Service (Temple University Press), Mothering: Ideology, Experience and Agency (Routledge),  Unequal Freedom,How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizen and Labor (Harvard University Press)

Professor Glenn has recently published her newest book Forced to Care: Coercion and Caregiving in America (Harvard University Press) and the edited volume Shades of Difference: Why Skin Color Matters(Stanford University Press).



Alisa Bierria is the Associate Director of the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley and a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Stanford University. Her dissertation explores the role of social and political recognition in human agency.  She is the recipient of the Diane J. Middlebrook Prize for Graduate Teaching and has years of experience writing, teaching, and organizing on issues of violence and redress.  Other research interests include black existentialism, feminist of color theory, speculative theory of the body, and popular culture.  She is co-editor of Community Accountability: Emerging Movements to Transform Violencea special issue of Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order.  Her writing can also be found in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist PhilosophyJournal of Popular Music Studies; Left Turn Magazine; Shout Out: Women of Color Respond To Violence; What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race, and the State of the NationThe Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond The Non-Profit Industrial Complex; Color of Violence: The INCITE! AnthologyReal Change NewspaperColorsNW Magazine; and University of Minnesota: Assembling the Pieces.



Pamela Matsuoka is the Administration Manager for the Center for Race and Gender, after serving for six years in the office of College Relations for Letters & Science as an administrative officer and an events specialist. Previous to UC Berkeley, she worked in various roles in the non-profit sector including director of film distribution for the Center for Asian American Media, public relations director for the Oakland Zoo, and as a graphic designer.





Momen El-Husseiny is a PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley in Architectural History, Theory, & Environmental Design in Developing Countries with designated emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies and Anthropology. His dissertation, “Enclaving Cairo: Political Agency and Architectural Praxis from 1952 to 2011” historicizes the immediate present of gated communities and its development on the hinterlands of Cairo since the military coup of 1952 till people’s revolution in 2011.  El-Husseiny holds an MSc degree in Architectural Theory and Criticism and a BArch from Cairo University. He is a licensed architect in Egypt with a practicing background in several projects across the Middle East and France.