Faculty Affiliate

Alain de Janvry

Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics

Alain de Janvry is a Professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. His area of interest is international economic development, with expertise principally in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle-East, and the Indian subcontinent. His fields of work include poverty analysis, rural development, quantitative analysis of development policies, impact analysis of social programs, technological innovations in agriculture, and the management of common property resources. He has worked with international development agencies such as FAO, IFAD,...

Aya de León

Lecturer, Director of Poetry for the People
Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies

Aya de León continues the legacy of June Jordan as the Director of Poetry for the People, teaching poetry and spoken word. Kensington Books publishes her Justice Hustlers feminist heist novels, which have won first place International Latino Book Awards and Independent Publisher Awards. Her latest in the series is SIDE CHICK NATION the first novel published about Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. In 2021 Kensington will publish her first spy novel, about FBI infiltration of an African American eco-racial justice organization. Aya’s work has also appeared in Guernica, Writers Digest, Essence...

Michael Dear

Professor Emeritus of City & Regional Planning
College of Environmental Design

Michael Dear is Professor Emeritus in the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley, and Honorary Professor in the Bartlett School of Planning at University College, London. His graduate education was at University College London and the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to Berkeley in 2009, he worked for two decades at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

He has engaged in professional practice in Australia, Canada, Great Britain and the US, including (most recently) the preparation of amicus briefs relating to US-Mexico...

Ivonne del Valle

Associate Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Associate Professor of Colonial Studies. She received her Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley in 2004, and before returning to the Bay Area in 2009, she taught at the University of Michigan. Her research and teaching make connections between the past and the present which try to show the relevance of the colonial period for an understanding of contemporary times. She was co-director of the Berkeley research group “Mexico and the Rule of Law.” She has written a book and a series of articles on the Jesuits (José de Acosta and Loyola, and Jesuits in the northern borderlands of New Spain) as a...

Brian DeLay

Preston Hotchkis Chair in the History of the United States
Department of History

Brian DeLay received his PhD from Harvard University in 2004. He taught for five years at the University of Colorado, Boulder before taking a position at UC Berkeley, where he is now associate professor of history. He is author of a number of articles and essays, and co-author of the U.S. history textbook Experience History (McGraw-Hill). DeLay’s 2008 book, War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War (Yale University Press), won prizes from several different scholarly organizations. Since then he has published on a number of topics, including the...

Timmia Hearn DeRoy

Assistant Professor
Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Timmia Hearn DeRoy is a practitioner and scholar of social justice-based theatre and film. She directs, writes, produces, draturgs, and teaches. She was a founding member of the Trinidad and Tobago PRIDE Arts Festival, former Director of the School for the Arts at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, the Caribbean’s oldest theatre company, and former Marketing Manager at the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival. She works in areas of post-colonial theater practice, transnational feminist praxis, and Disability Justice, and engages in community-oriented and social change focused theater...

Jeroen Dewulf

Department of German

Jeroen Dewulf's areas of specialization are transatlantic slavery, Dutch/Flemish Studies (with a focus on colonial literature and history, German Studies (with a focus on Swiss-German literature and identity as well as connections between German-speaking Europe and Latin America) and Portuguese Studies (with a focus on colonial literature and history)

Daylet Domínguez

Associate Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Daylet Domínguez (Ph.D., Princeton University) is an Associate Professor of Caribbean and Latin American literatures and cultures. Her work focuses on modern travel cultures andcostumbrismo; empire, nation and revolution; slavery, race and colonialism, among other topics. Her first book, Ficciones etnográficas, studies the interplay of literature and science in nineteenth-century Hispanic Caribbean. It particularly emphasizes the importance of literature for the establishment of the social sciences in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Cuba. She is also the co-editor...

Clelia F. Donovan

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

William H. Dow

Professor, Director Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, Professor Department of Demography
School of Public Health

William H. Dow is a Professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health, as well as Professor in the Department of Demography.

Dow, a celebrated scholar of the economic aspects of health insurance, health behaviors, and health and demographic outcomes, joined the Berkeley faculty in 2004. Since 2005, he has been the founding associate director of the Berkeley Population Center and, since 2013, the director of the Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging. He has also served at the School as division head of Health Policy and Management and as the associate...