Faculty Affiliate

Bernadette Pérez

Assistant Professor
Department of History

Bernadette Pérez is a historian of the United States, focusing particularly on the histories of Latinx and Indigenous peoples in the West. Her work is situated at the intersection of multiple subfields of history, from race and environment to labor, migration, and colonialism, studying empire and capitalism in action.

Migrant sugar beet workers are at the heart of her current work, following corporate sugar into southeastern Colorado at the turn of the twentieth century and tracing its efforts to hold diverse working communities within a highly unequal and...

Laura Pérez

Department of Ethnic Studies

Laura Elisa Pérez is a professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies, and Chair of the Latinx Research Center, an interdisciplinary and transAmericas research hub at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a core faculty member of the doctoral program in Performance Studies and an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Women’s Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies. Pérez received her Ph.D. from Harvard University and a BA/MA Joint Degree from The University of Chicago. Pérez curated UC Berkeley’s first Latina/o Performance Art series, co-curated Chicana Badgirls...

Stephen Piantadosi

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

Steven Piantadosi is an associate professor at the UC Berkeley, where he is head of the computation and language lab (colala). His research uses formal computational methods and behavioral experiments to study how people learn language and create conceptual systems. You can read about some of his work on information and language, ambiguity, and the evolution of human-like cognition.

Paul Pierson

The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Pierson’s teaching and research includes the fields of American politics and public policy, comparative political economy, and social theory. His most recent books are Off-Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy (Yale University Press 2005), co-authored by Jacob Hacker, Politics in Time: History, Institutions and Social Analysis (Princeton University Press 2004), and The Transformation of American Politics: Activist Government and...

Alison Post

Associate Professor
The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

Alison Post is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies. Her research lies at the intersection of comparative urban politics and comparative political economy, with regional emphases on Latin America and South Asia. It examines several related themes: regulation and business-government relations, decentralization, and the politics of urban policy more broadly.

She has served as a a Marshall Scholar, a postdoctoral research scholar with the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, a Visiting Researcher at the Centro de Estudios de Estado...

Danielle Zoé Rivera

Assistant Professor
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Danielle Zoé Rivera is an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning in the College of Environmental Design. Rivera's research examines movements for environmental and climate justice. Her current work uses community-based research methods to address the impacts of climate-induced disasters affecting low-income communities throughout South Texas and Puerto Rico. Rivera teaches on environmental planning and design, community engagement, and environmental justice. Her work has been published by the Journal of the American Planning Association,...

Daniel A. Rodriguez

Professor of City & Regional Planning
College of Environmental Design

Daniel A. Rodríguez is Chancellor’s Professor and Co-Chair of City and Regional Planning and Associate Director of the Institute for Transportation Studies. His research focuses on the relationship between transportation, land development, and the health and environmental consequences that follow.

A majority of Professor Rodríguez’s work is driven by practical problems and finding solutions for planners and policy-makers. Working with researchers in health, economics, engineering, geography and public policy, he has examined how changes to the physical attributes...

Juana María Rodríguez

Professor and Chair
Department of Ethnic Studies

Juana María Rodríguez is the author of two books, Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces (NYU Press, 2003) and Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings (NYU Press 2014) which won the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize at the Modern Language Association and was a Lambda Literary Foundation Finalist for LGBT Studies. In 2019, she co-edited a special issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly on "Trans Studies en las Americas." In addition to her publications in academic journals internationally, her work has been featured in ...

Elisabeth Sadoulet

Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics

Elisabeth Sadoulet is a Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. Her research interests span agricultural technologies, microcredit, conservation, conditional cash transfers, and property rights. Sadoulet has conducted field research in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, India, and China. Sadoulet has also consulted for several international agencies and foreign governments, including the FAO, the Government of Mexico, and the World Bank.

Leslie Salzinger

Associate Professor and Chair of Research in Gender and Women's Studies
Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Leslie Salzinger is Associate Professor and Chair of Research of Gender and Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley. She got her PhD in Sociology at UC Berkeley and previously taught in the sociology departments at the University of Chicago and and Boston College. She writes and teaches on gender, capitalism, nationality, and race and their ongoing co-formations. Her empirical research is ethnographic, mostly focused on Latin America, especially Mexico. Her primary research questions address the cultural constitution of economic processes and the creation of subjects within political...