Faculty Affiliate

Estelle Tarica

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Estelle Tarica (PhD Comparative Literature, Cornell, 2000) is Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and a former Chair of the Latin American Studies Program at UC Berkeley. She is the author of The Inner Life of Mestizo Nationalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2008), concerning the discourse of indigenismo and mestizaje in Mexico, Peru and Bolivia and focusing on the work of José María Arguedas, Rosario Castellanos and Jesús Lara. Her current book manuscript examines the circulation and reception of Holocaust testimony in Latin...

Raymond Telles

Associate Adjunct Professor
Department of Ethnic Studies

Raymond Telles’ thirty-five year career in film and television includes the production of numerous documentaries and segments for PBS, ABC, NBC, National Geographic, Discovery and Univision. Among the documentaries Telles has produced and directed are: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey (American Masters), The Storm that Swept Mexico(PBS), The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle(PBS), Children of the Night (Frontline),PBS) Inside the Body Trade (National Geographic) and The Peril and The Promise- episode 6 of the PBS series “Latino Americans.” Among the...

David Wake

Professor of the Graduate School
Department of Integrative Biology

David Wake's research emphasizes analysis of evolutionary patterns and the processes that produce them. Two large multi-year NSF-funded projects are underway: 1. AmphibiaTree, a consortium of four universities focused on production of a robust phylogenetic hypothesis for all species of amphibians using combinations of molecular, morphological and other data, and 2. HerpNET, a biodiversity informatics project to produce a fully geocoded distributed digital database of amphibians and reptiles in 40 North American museums. A subproject of AmphibiaTree is a web portal, AmphibiaWeb, for...

Michael Watts

Professor Emeritus
Geography Department

Michael Watts is Class of 1963 Professor of Geography and Co-Chair of Development Studies, at the University of California, Berkeley where he has taught for over twenty-five years. He served as the Director of the Institute of International Studies from 1994-2004. His research has addressed a number of development issues especially food security, rural development, and land reform in Africa, South Asia, and Vietnam.

Nathaniel Wolfson

Assistant Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Nathaniel Wolfson is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Affiliated Faculty of the Program in Critical Theory. He specializes in 20th and 21st-century Brazilian literature, with a focus on poetry and poetics, media studies and critical theory. His research and teaching emphasize comparative approaches, including exchanges between Latin America, the Lusophone world, Europe and the United States; literary theory and criticism; language theory; visual art; the history of technology and media; and architecture and urban studies.