Spring 2017


Graduate
Zainab Ramahi

Zainab Ramahi

School of Law

Towards an environmentally-conservative, gender-equitable, economically just property law system in Indian-administered Kashmir

Michael Singh

Michael Singh

School of Education

The cultural production of the Latino male role model: Male mentorship programs and the discursive and embodied Latino male educator

toshi pau

toshi pau

Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Sexual Asiancies: Queer Asian Males and Sexual Labor

Kelechi Uwaezuoke

Kelechi Uwaezuoke

School of Public Health

The Case of the Leaky Pipeline: Exploring the Premed Experiences of Under-Represented Minority Students in the UC System

Rachel Gartner

Rachel Gartner

Social Welfare

The Spectrum of Campus Sexual Violence Against Women

Undergraduate
Dylan Bush

Dylan Bush

Latin American Studies

Buscando Y’ol: Comparing Perceptions of Access to Healthcare Between Maya and Latina Women in East Oakland

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Sociology

San Joaquin Valley Women's Experiences Accessing Abortion Services in California

Celine Liao

Celine Liao

Sociology, Gender & Women's Studies

From Canton Maids to Filipino Domestic Helpers: Migrant Labor Transition in Hong Kong Domestic Service Market

Nicole Prucha

Nicole Andrea Prucha

Mathematics, English

Queer(ing) Interracial Relationships: Seeking Liberation at Intersections of Difference

Fall 2016


Graduate
Alexandra Havrylyshyn

Alexandra Havrylyshyn

Jurisprudence & Social Policy

Property as Power: How Enslaved Women and Girls Gained Access to Justice in Antebellum Louisiana

Amani Morrison

Amani Morrison

African American Studies

Domestic Architecture and Spatial Performance in Great Migration Chicago

Joanne Tien

Joanne Tien

School of Education

Educating for Freedom: A study of the Berkeley Experimental Schools Project, 1968-1975

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Jessica Johnson

Department of English

Maroons and Marronage: A Literary Study with Objects

Jen Smith

Jen Smith

Ethnic Studies

Ordering Space, Spatializing Order: Land and Race in Edward Curtis’ Photography of the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition

Aaron Young

Aaron Gregory Young

Department of City and Regional Planning

The Landscape of Urban Restitution in South Africa

Natalee  Bauer

Natalee Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer Bauer

Graduate School of Education

(En)gendering Whiteness: A Historical Analysis of White Womanhood, Colonial Anxieties, and “Tender Violence” in US Schools

Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda

Lisa Hofmann-Kuroda

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures

The Tree of Life: The Politics of Kinship in Meiji Japan and Victorian Britain

Undergraduate
Istifaa Ahmed

Istifaa Ahmed

Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies

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Julia Malakiman

Julia Fatima Malakiman

Peace and Conflict Studies

Islamophobia Rising: The Nicois en Nour Mosque and 2016 Terrorist Attack in Nice, France

Alexander Vazquez

Alexander Vazquez

English

See the Body: Performance in City of Night

Spring 2016


Graduate
Kirsten  Vacca

Kirsten M.G. Vacca

Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology

Reconstructing Daily Life in Early Hawaiian Communities

Nicole Ramsey

Nicole D. Ramsey

African American & African Diaspora Studies

Unpacking Blackness: Cultural Exchange and Identity Formations in Afro-Costa Rica

John Mundell

John Mundell

African American and African Diaspora Studies, with a designated emphasis in Gender & Women’s Studies

Black Navy, Queer Navy

Kavitha Iyengar

Kavitha Iyengar

Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Litigating Unwritten Law: reading Sam Hose's brutal murder, white newspaper opinion, and Ida Wells' anti-lynching campaign as legal discourse and recourse

Derrika Hunt

Derrika Hunt

Graduate School of Education

Windows of Possibility: Giving Voice to the experiences of Black girls

Kathleen Gutierrez

Kathleen Gutierrez

South & Southeast Asian Studies

Rendering the Native through the Language of Philippine Plants, 1871 - 1898

Jennifer Duque

Jennifer Duque

Ethnic Studies

Revisiting the Philippine Reservation: The Missouri History Museum and the Re-exhibition of the 1904 World's Fair

Undergraduate
Joshua Tapia

Joshua Ross Tapia

Sociology

Racialized Consent

Sagaree   Jain

Sagaree Jain

History

Population, Control, and Planning the Family in 1960's India

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Geography

Intersectional Analysis of Food Security in Nepal's Mid-Hills: Gender, Remittances and Caste

Bonnie Cherry

Bonnie Cherry

Interdisciplinary Studies: Statelessness and Forced Migration

Queering Sovereignty: Conflict and Human Rights in the Tohono O’Odham Nation

Laura Cahier

Laura Cahier

Sociology

From discriminatory immigration policies toward the development of racialized feminist movements in France: the example of Maghrebin women immigrant

Fall 2015


Graduate
Fithawee Tzeggai

Fithawee Tzeggai

Sociology

Race, Inequality, and the Strategic Limits of Desegregation: Symbolic Struggles over School Reform in the Wake of Chicago’s Civil Rights Movement

Jiselle Rouet

Jiselle Warner Rouet

Music (Ethnomusicology)

Sounding the Transnational: Caribbean Jazz in Trinidad and Tobago

Evyn Espiritu

Evyn Lê Espiritu

Rhetoric

Troubling Humanitarian Discourses: Vietnamese Refugee Diaspora in Guam and Israel

Arathi Govind

Arathi Govind

Department of Music

Locating Multiplicity: Rethinking U.S. Popular Music Through Indian American Practices

Kankan Xie

Kankan Xie

South & Southeast Asian Studies

Estranged Comrades: Communism, Identity Politics, and Interwoven Networks of the Late Colonial Malay World, 1927-1942

Christina Bush

Christina Bush

African American Studies

Black Soled: Sneakers, Masculine Mis-embodiment, and the Racial Life of Things

Hector Callejas

Hector (Tito) Callejas

Ethnic Studies

Re-examining Indigenous Agency in the United Nations

Undergraduate
Haley Arganbright-Green

Haley Arganbright-Green

Psychology

Risk, Race, and Sentencing

Eiman Kazi

Eiman Kazi

Public Health

Understanding Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening in Female Pakistani Americans

Irving Barrios

Irving Salas Barrios

Sociology

Gender & Technology: The Gender Disparity in Computer Science at UC Berkeley

Spring 2015


Graduate
Hannah Waits

Hannah Waits

History

Missionary Positions: American Evangelicals and the Transnational History of the Culture Wars, 1945-2000

Tasha Hauff

Tasha Hauff

Ethnic Studies

The Politics of Native Language Writing: Lakota Writing at Standing Rock

Margo Mahan

Margo M. Mahan

Sociology

Race, Masculinity, and the Development of Wife-Beating Laws in the U.S.

Undergraduate
Morgan Randall

Morgan Randall

American Studies

Oshun Honey: Democratizing the Black Superheroine

Crisis Team

Crisis Journal Team

Rodrigo Ochigame (Interdisciplinary Studies), Meg Perret (Gender and Women’s Studies), Taliah Mirmalek (Rhetoric), Julia Roma (History), Steven Yi (History), Nihil Shah (Mathematics)

Crisis Journal

Fall 2014


Graduate
Katrina Eichner

Katrina C. L. Eichner

Anthropology

Queer Perspectives on Racialized Sexuality in 19th Century Fort Davis, Texas: Navigating Nervous Landscapes

Melina Packer

Melina M. Packer

Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

The Politics of Pop: Soda Tax Policies and Social Anxieties

Beezer Martelly

Beezer de Martelly

Music

Grunge's Racial Imagination: Whitewashing the Seattle Sound and Body

Jennifer Tucker

Jennifer Tucker

Department of City and Regional Planning

On the frontiers of governance: Affect, race and illicit trade in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay

Charisse Burden-Stelly

Charisse Burden-Stelly

African Diaspora Studies

What’s Left of African Diaspora Theory?: (Re)Turning to Political Economy and Articulating Culturalism to Economic Realities

Sarah Cowan

Sarah Cowan

History of Art

Harlem Dwelling: Roy DeCarava's Fine Art Photographs, New York City, 1948-1996

Bianca Suarez

Bianca Ayanna Suarez

Social and Cultural Studies, Graduate School of Education

Educational Ideas in the Movement Era: A Narrative History of the Politics of Race, Class and Knowledge in the Detroit Public Schools, 1954-1976

Jocyl Sacramento

Jocyl Sacramento

Education

Critical Race Dialogue and Curriculum: Teacher Collaboration and the Implementation of Ethnic Studies in High School Classrooms

Kathryn Benjamin

Kathryn Benjamin

African Diaspora Studies

The Impact of Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp In History and Memory

Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson

Education

Negotiating Past Black Media

Undergraduate
Naphtalie Jeanty

Naphtalie Jeanty

Anthropology

Queerness is for White People: The Effects of the Idea of African American Sexual Deviancy among 19th Century Buffalo Soldiers

Jinoh Ryu

Jinoh Ryu

Gender and Women’s Studies & Interdisciplinary Studies

Transnational Feminist Approaches to the Identities and Experiences of Asian TCK Women at Cal

Spring 2014


Graduate
Molly Hales

Molly Hales

Medical Anthropology

Healthy Families: Re-imagining Sovereignty for Alaska Natives

Kara Young

Kara A. Young

Sociology

Gut Feelings: The Emotions of Food Inequality

Ianna Owen

Ianna Hawkins Owen

African Diaspora Studies

Diasporan Recitations of Black Failure and Ethical Possibility

Mina Barahimi

Mina Barahimi

Jurisprudence and Social Policy

Race, Returns, and the Politics of Immigration Control: A Study of the Role of Voluntary Departure in U.S. Immigration Enforcement

Héctor Beltrán

Héctor Beltrán

Anthropology

The Rise of the Latin@/American Technology Startup Boom

William Gow

William Gow

Ethnic Studies

Performing Chinatown: Wartime Spectacles in Los Angeles, 1937-1943

Tria Andrews

Tria Andrews

Ethnic Studies Department

Education on the Reservation: Extracurricular and Culturally-Relevant Programming

Undergraduate
Wendy Hernandez

Wendy Melissa Hernandez

American Studies

A Qualitative Study on the Intersection of Higher Education and Incarceration in African-American and Latino/a Households

Skye Niles

Skye Niles

Gender and Women's Studies

Early U.S. Drug Policy as a Method of Racial, Gender, and Sexual Control

Ariana Weckstein

Ariana DeNevi Weckstein

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Conditions of Power in Community Health: Gender, Race, and Harm Reduction at the Berkeley Free Clinic

Fall 2013


Graduate
Ragini  Srinivasan

Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan

Rhetoric

India(ns) on Display, or the Politics of Museumizing Minorities

Louise Ly

Louise Ly

Sociology

Racialized Intimacy: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender within Interracial Marital Relationships Among Asians Americans and Whites

Ilaria Giglioli

Ilaria Giglioli

Geography

From Colonial Cosmopolitanism to Mediterraneanism. Shifting Socio-Spatial Borders between Italy and Tunisia

Hossein Ayazi

Hossein Ayazi

Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Unsettling the Agrarian Imaginary: Race, Agrarianism, and the Domestic

Manuel Cuellar

Manuel R. Cuellar

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Los mecos de Veracruz: The Performance of Indigenous Kinesthetic Epistemologies

Undergraduate
Tali Gires

Tali Gires

Interdisciplinary Studies

Gender and Cultural Sensitivity Surrounding Development Initiatives: Examining the Connection between Gender Relations and Ethnicity in the San Martin Region of Peru

Dee Mauricio

Dee Mauricio

Ethnic Studies

Entendiendo Nuestros Pasados, Sexos y Generos: Testimonios y historias orales of Guatemalan Survivors during the Civil War and Genocide

Zully Juarez

Zully Juarez

Gender & Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies

From the Highlands to the City; Maya Women’s Ways of Healing in South Central Los Angeles

Spring 2013


Graduate
Natalie Mendoza

Natalie Mendoza

History

Mexican American Historical Thinking in the American Southwest in the Pre-Chicano Period

Kristen Sun

Kristen Sun

Ethnic Studies

The Politics of Memory and Gender in Memorializing the Korean War

Kimberly McNair

Kimberly McNair

African American Studies

Cotton Framed Revolutionaries: T-Shirt Culture and Black Power Iconography

Tala Khanmalek

Tala Khanmalek

Ethnic Studies

Living Laboratories: Remapping the Legacy of Experiments in Empire

Veena  Dubal

Veena Dubal

Jurisprudence and Social Policy

The Last Cowboy: Freedom, Flexibility, and Myths of Legal Identity in the San Francisco Taxi Industry

Naomi Bragin

Naomi Bragin

Performance Studies

Hip-Hop Dance Is Black Power: Kinesthetic Politics and Black Performance

Ina Kelleher

Ina Marie Kelleher

Comparative Ethnic Studies

The Derrion Albert Beating: Visual Representations of Racialized Violence

Undergraduate
Hector Callejas

Hector Miguel Callejas

Ethnic Studies

Cultural Revitalization Efforts and Indigenous Rights in Nahuizalco, El Salvador

Alli Yates

Alli Yates

Interdisciplinary Studies

Pure Bodies – Probiotics and the Re-culturing of Colonial Hygiene in the United States

Haebitchan Jung

Haebitchan Jung

English

Electronic Dance Mu$ic: The Theoretical Discourse on the Promulgation of Western Ideology in the Non-West

Steven  Cong

Steven Hanyun Cong

Ethnic Studies (Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies)

Expression Through the Small Screen: How Asian American Students in UC Berkeley Respond to Asian American Cultural Productions on YouTube

Fall 2012


Graduate
Caitlin Keliiaa

Caitlin Keliiaa

Ethnic Studies

Modes of Domesticity: The Intersections of Indian Domestic Service and WWII Politics in the San Francisco Bay Area

Connie Wun

Connie Wun

Education

Where Violence and Discipline Intersect: School Discipline Policies, Prisons, Race & Gender

Christina Carbone

Christina S. Carbone

Jurisprudence & Social Policy

The Promise of Accountability: Countering Bias in Decision Making

Giuliana  Perrone

Giuliana Perrone

History

Unfinished Freedom: Slavery and Citizenship in Post-Emancipation Southern Courts, 1865-1896

John Dougherty

John J. Dougherty

Ethnic Studies

Appraisals of Competency: Race, Gender, and the Rhetoric of Federal Indian Law, 1945-1960

Michael McGee

Michael McGee

African American Studies

The Practice of Freedom: Reconsidering Freedom in African American Literature

Undergraduate
Rebecca Peters

Rebecca Peters

Society & Environment

Indigenous Women and Water in Bolivia

Salvador  Peraza

Salvador Gutiérrez Peraza

History

Erasing Arizona: The Purging of Mexican-American Educational Rights

Mai  Vang

Mai Nhia Vang

Social Welfare

A Critical Look at Domestic Violence through the Lens of Elder Hmong Women

Spring 2012


Graduate
Reginold Royston

Reginold Royston

African American Studies

Trending Ghana: Homeland, Diaspora and Digital Nationalism

Ziza Delgado

Ziza Delgado

Ethnic Studies

Third World Bodies vs. First World Ideologies: The Third World Liberation Front at UC Berkeley, 1969

Whitney Pennington

Whitney Pennington

Journalism

Historically Black

Sunny Xiang

Sunny Xiang

Comparative Literature

Asia's Unreliability: Literary and Historical Positings of the Asian Human, 1945-Present

Ariko Ikehara

Ariko Ikehara

Ethnic Studies

Black-Okinawa: Mixed-Cultural Formation of African-Americans and Okinawans in Post-War Okinawa

Natalee Bauer

Natalee Bauer

Education

(Re)Interpreting Pygmalion: Understanding the Disciplinary Race/Gender Gap in US Middle Schools

Undergraduate
Noor Al-Samarrai

Noor Al-Samarrai

Political Economy; Creative Writing

Faces of Occupy Cal

Andrew Levine-Murray

Andrew Levine-Murray

Sociology

Community and Exclusion in the "Gay Mecca"

Cameron McKee

Cameron McKee

History and History of Art

Visible Anxiety and the Dreyfus Affair: Exploring Jewishness and Homosexuality as Deviant Identities in fin-de siècle France

Fall 2011


Graduate
Emine Elcioglu

Emine Fidan Elcioglu

Sociology

The Struggle for Home and Belonging: The Politics of Immigration in Arizona

Brendan Shanahan

Brendan Shanahan

History

"Unalienable" Rights? Race, Gender and the Loss of American Citizenship Among US-Born Women, 1907-1931

Caitlin Marshall

Caitlin Marshall

Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies

"Power in the Tongue"

Megan Adams

Megan Adams

History

Public Servants, Public Employees, Public Enemies, Organizing the Chicago Police, 1952-1984

Marisol Silva

Marisol Silva

Ethnic Studies

Impossible Subjects (of Study): Ethnic Studies in Arizona

April Sizemore-Barber

April Sizemore-Barber

Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies

Over the Rainbow? Constituting Queerness and Performing Nation in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Undergraduate
Reginald James

Reginald James

Political Science & African American Studies

Resighted: Black Women Photographers of the Bay Area

Sarah Leadem

Sarah Leadem

Ethnic Studies, Public Policy

The Changing Face of Labor: Immigrant Women, Domestic Work and Labor Unions in California in the 21st Century

Jazmin Ontiveros

Jazmin Ontiveros

Society & Environment; Geography; Ethnic Studies

Black and Brown in the Bay: Solidarity Through the Lens of Black-N-Brown Entertainment

Sophia Wang

Sophia Wang

Sociology, Political Science

Political and Civic Engagement of Chinese Americans in Ethnic Suburbs

Maia Wolins

Maia Wolins

Middle Eastern Studies; Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Narratives of the 2003 War: Iraqi Refugees and the US Veterans (the NOW Project)

Spring 2011


Graduate
Tria Andrews

Tria Andrews

Ethnic Studies

Rehabilitation for Native American Girls at a Facility Located on Tribal Grounds

Alvin Henry

Alvin Henry

Literature and Social Thought

Oral Histories from the Descendants of Former Slaves

Jason Kim

Jason Kim

Ethnic Studies

Dirty Clothes on the Color Line: Intersections of Race, Gender and Class

Sharon Fuller

Sharon Fuller

Environmental Science

Indigenous Fishing Practices of Gullah Geechee Women

Tadashi Dozono

Tadashi Dozono

Education

Converging Epistemologies: The Racialized and Gendered Knowledged Spaces of Test Preparation

Nilofar Gardezi

English

"There Was A Vividness Of Life, An Intensity Of Being...": Recovering 'The Lost Years' of the 1940s-1960s in African American Literature & Culture

Undergraduate
Melissa  Barker

Melissa M. Barker

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Social Impact of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 on Single Mother Students Pursuing Higher Education

Lan Ngo

Lan Ngo

Environmental Sciences & South & Southeast Asian Studies

Vietnamese Low-Wage Worker-Needs Assessment

Nevin Rao

Nevin Rao

Environmental Econ and Policy

South-Asian Masculinity in the 21st Century: Exploring the Strategies Employed in Negotiating its Influence

Son Trung Chau

Ethnic Studies & American Studies

"AzNpRyDE": Pan-Asianism and Youth Culture in an Age of Cyberspace

Fall 2010


Graduate
Tom Pessah

Tom Pessah

Sociology

Making the State, War, and the Arab Enemy in Israel/Palestine, 1948

Lindsay Dillon

Lindsay Dillon

Geography

The Politics of Place, Race, & Toxic Waste in Bayview Hunters Point

Jade Sasser

Jade Sasser

Environmental Science

Empowering Women, Save the Planet? Mobilizing Science and Strategy for Population-Environment Advocacy.

Joshua Williams

Joshua Williams

Performance Studies

"I am the Masses of My People": Teatro Campesino's Mythic Latinidad, 1973-1976

Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

History of Art

Painted Words: The Art, Speech, and Performance of Sister Gertrude Morgan in New Orleans 1960-1980

Undergraduate
Lauren Herman

Lauren Herman

Interdisciplinary Studies

Beyond the Market: The Rise of Microcredit Plus in Informal Sector Employment for Kenyan Women

Nisha Balaram

Nisha Balaram

Sociology and Interdisciplinary Field Studies, with a focus on Migration Theory

Marginalization and the Media: Framing Immigration in a Post-9-11 Framework

Aaron Benavidez

Aaron Benavidez

Geography

The Rhetoric of Racialized Monumental Material Culture and the (Re)Production of Nation-State Identity in Post-Apartheid Johannesburg

Spring 2010


Graduate
Kevin Escudero

Kevin Escudero

Ethnic Studies

Overshadowed and Unafraid: Undocumented API Students & the Struggle for Higher Education

Abigail Andrews

Sociology

The Upshot of El Otro Lado: How Mixtec and Zopotec Migration Patterns Shape Gender, Community & the Tradeoffs of Neoliberalism

Undergraduate

Clarissa Arafiles

Anthroplogy, GWS

Gendered Reflections & Unmarked Identities in Gender and Women's Studies

Dawn Robinson

Interdisciplinary Studies

Intergenerational Conflicts in Queer Communities of Color

Hector Gutierrez

Ethnic Studies

Beyond Machismo: Perceptions of Manhood & Masculinity in the Bay Area Day Labor Market

Miguel Arzabe

Art Practice

Contemporary Originary Myth-Making the Altiplano

Fall 2009


Graduate

Daniel Laurison

Political Science

Exclusion in Political Field

Kerima M. Lewis

History

Arson as a Weapon of Slave Resistance in the British-American Colonies

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

Geography

Mexican Women's Contributions to California Agriculture: Agricultural Knowledge and Social Networks Across Borders

Melinda Woodley

Linguistics

The Phonetics of Race and Gender Identification

Jacqui Shine

History

A Most Extraordinary Noise: Race, Gender & Public Space in 19th Century New Orleans

Amy Shen

Sociology/Gender & Women's Studies

A Route of One's Own: Taiwanese Women's Mobility in Transnational Trajectories of Education

Lowry Martin

French

Creating Lesbos-sur-Seine: Fantasy, Desire & the (Re)imagining of Sappho and her Sisters during the French Third Republic

Undergraduate

Sandra Nakagawa

Sociology

A Look at Race and Femininity in Overcompensating Responses to Gender Identity Threats

Kurt Eulau

Sociology

Gateway Employment or Exploited Labor: Jornaleros & Social Mobility in the San Francisco Bay Area

Spring 2009


Graduate

Dawn Dow

Sociology

Challenging the Universal Acceptance of Ideologies of Traditional Motherhood

Alejandra Dubcovsky

History

Slavery, 'Nuevas', and Power, the Stono Rebellion and Communication Exchange in the Colonial Southea

Julie Stein

History

Racial and Class Boundaries of Teenage Girls' Culture

Megan Pugh

English

American Movement: Dance & the Formation of a National Style

Gabriela Rico

Ethnic Studies

Performance and Performativity of Indigeneity in Mexico: P'urhepecha Spiritual/Cultural Performances in Michoacan