Evelyn Nakano Glenn is Professor of Gender & 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 in journals such 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, critical legal studies, feminist of color theory, speculative theory of the body, and popular culture. Alisa is a member of INCITE!, the Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign, and the Survived And Punished project. She is co-editor of Community Accountability: Emerging Movements to Transform Violence, a 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 Philosophy; Journal 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 Nation; The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond The Non-Profit Industrial Complex; Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology; Real Change Newspaper; The Feminist Wire; and Scholar & Feminist Online.
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.
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHERS
Marco Antonio Flores is a an active advocate in the queer undocumented movement. His academic interests consider artistic forms of self-expression emerging within the queer undocumented movement. Flores draws from the creative process to consider the autohistoria-teoría that emerges to serve as political tools in the formation of a collective consciousness. Such artistic efforts have shaped alternative histories of existence, merging queer identity and undocumented status, by creating sites of transformation and healing. Ultimately, Flores is pursuing activism through art practice, as it is a medium for community empowerment.
Desiree Valadares is the Graduate Student Researcher for the Center for Race and Gender. She is a PhD student in Architecture at UC Berkeley where she studies reconciliation, peace-building and transitional justice through non-judicial symbolic reparations like memorials and monuments in post-conflict cities and sites with historic and contemporary racialized injustices. Specifically, she investigates the commemorative policy directives of North American Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (in the US and Canada) and their potential in catalyzing reconciliation, promoting accountability and healing historical harms by encouraging victim/survivor participation in the memorialization process.
Prior to her studies at Cal, Desiree trained and practiced as a landscape architect and urban designer in Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe and worked primarily in cultural heritage management, masterplanning, healthcare design and therapeutic garden design.