Faculty Affiliate

Irene Bloemraad

Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies & Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative
Department of Sociology

Irene Bloemraad (Ph.D. Harvard; M.A. McGill) is the Class of 1951 Professor of Sociology. She also serves in multiple leadership roles, as the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at Berkeley, the founding Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, and as co-director of the Boundaries, Membership and Belonging program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.In 2014-15, she was a member of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences committee reporting on the integration of immigrants into American society.

Stanley H. Brandes

Professor Emeritus
Department of Anthropology

Stanley Brandes has studied Mexico's Day of the Dead from an historical and ethnographic perspective, including Latin America, Europe, and the U.S. He is also the author of work on Alcoholics Anonymous in Mexico City, an intensive study over nearly two years of a single group of recuperating alcoholic men, all from working class, migrant backgrounds. His work on photography and anthropology, particularly the ways in which ethnographic photographs, intentionally or not, have communicated information and impressions about the Other has been carried out primarily in Spain.

Charles L. Briggs

Department of Anthropology

Charles Briggs is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. He is interested in philosophical and ethnographic issues regarding how bodies, media, viruses and bacteria, narratives and songs, and race constantly get mixed up, sometimes fatally. He has engage these issues by investigating epidemics of cholera and rabies in Venezuela, struggling with relatives, doctors, nurses, healers, and epidemiologists to figure out why so many people die from preventable diseases. His concern with infectiousness spreads from microbes to narratives, to thinking about who produces the...

Karl Britto

Associate Professor
Department of French
Department of Comparative Literature
Karl Britto is jointly appointment in the Department of French and is affiliated with the Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for 2008, the Berkeley campus's highest honor for teaching. (Ph.D., Yale University)

Carlos Bustamante

Department of Physics

Carlos Bustamante received his B.S. in 1973 from Universidad Peruana Cayatano Heredia; M.S. in 1975 from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of California at Berkeley; Fellow of the American Physical Society since 1996; Physics Department faculty member since 1998. Named an investigator for Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2000.

Teresa Caldeira

Professor of City & Regional Planning
College of Environmental Design

Teresa Caldeira is Professor of City and Regional Planning at the College of Environmental Design, and an affiliate of the Department of Geography and Global Metropolitan Studies program. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, and went on to receive her PhD in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.

A majority of Professor Caldeira’s research focuses on predicaments of urbanization, such as spatial segregation, social discrimination, and the uses of public space in cities...

Roy Caldwell

Professor of the Graduate School
Department of Integrative Biology

Roy Caldwell's research interests lie in invertebrate behavior and ecology with much of his work centering on the behavioral ecology of stomatopod crustaceans, a group of tropical marine predators. The initial focus of this research was on how the evolution of potentially lethal weapons influenced stomatopod biology. These studies dealt mainly with communication and the function of aggression. More recent research has expanded to include the evolution of mating systems, interspecific communication, sensory ecology, prey selection, the biomechanics of the strike and larval biology. His...

Claudia J. Carr

Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Claudia Carr is 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.’ Her 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...

Mónica Castillejos-Aragón

Berkeley Law School

Dr. Mónica Castillejos-Aragón is an internationally trained attorney and a lecturer in Legal Studies at UC Berkeley Law School. She has reported extensively on courts and politics from a comparative perspective and international human rights. Her research focuses on the impacts on democracy and the rule of law, including the strengthening or stabilization of the rule of law and the consolidation of democratic institutions, with a special emphasis on Latin America.

She served five years as a legal advisor to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and...

Jeffrey Q. Chambers

Geography Department

Jeff Chambers is a Professor in the Geography Department, University of California, Berkeley, a Faculty Scientist in the Earth Sciences Division at LBNL, and Director of DOE’s Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE) Tropics.

His research is focused on forest impacts from climate change and other disturbances (hurricanes, drought, fire), biogeography, and land-atmosphere interactions. Methods employed to address these questions include ecological and physiological field measurements, remote sensing image analyses, and simulation modeling. Much of his work has taken place in...