Faculty Affiliate

David Montejano

Professor Emeritus
Department of Ethnic Studies

David Montejano is Professor of the Graduate School of the University of California, Berkeley. Previously he was Professor of Ethnic Studies and History and Chair of the Center for Latino Policy Research. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 2002. Before coming to Berkeley, he was an Associate Professor of History and Sociology and Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professor Montejano’s major areas of interest include Comparative and Historical Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Change, Race and Ethnic Relations, and...

G. Cristina Mora

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology

G. Cristina Mora completed her B.A. in Sociology at UC Berkeley in 2003 and earned her PhD in Sociology from Princeton University in 2009. Before returning to Cal, she was a Provost Postdoctoral Scholar in Sociology at the University of Chicago.

Professor Mora’s research focuses mainly on questions of racial and ethnic categorization, organizations, and immigration. Her book, Making Hispanics, was published in 2014 by the University of Chicago Press and provides a socio-historical account of the rise of the “Hispanic/Latino” panethnic category in the United States. This...

Courtney Desiree Morris

Assistant Professor
Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Courtney Desiree Morris is a visual/conceptual artist and an assistant professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches courses on critical race theory, feminist theory, black social movements in the Americas, women’s social movements in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as race and environmental politics in the African Diaspora. She is a social anthropologist and is currently completing a book entitled To Defend this Sunrise: Black Women’s Activism and the Geography of Race in Nicaragua, which examines how black women activists...

Erin Murphy-Graham

Associate Adjunct Professor
Graduate School of Education

Erin Murphy-Graham works in the field of comparative and international education. Her research focuses on three inter-related areas: 1) the process by which education can foster the empowerment of girls and women, and the theorization of what empowerment entails; 2) the role of education in changing how students relate to others, particularly in their intimate relationships and in building trust; 3) the rigorous evaluation of educational programs that have demonstrated potential to empower youth and adults in Latin America. She is currently engaged in a longitudinal mixed methods study...

Laura Nader

Professor Emerit
Department of Anthropology

Nader's current work focuses on how central dogmas are made and how they work in law, energy science, and anthropology. Harmony, Ideology_Injustice and Control in a Mountain Zapotec Village (1990) and The Life of the Law: Anthropological Projects (2002) indicate a wide range of interests in law that has moved from village sites into national and international arenas. Energy Choices in a Democratic Society (1980) is the initial work that has continued on in the area of energy and resources culminating in Naked Science_Anthropological Inquiry into Boundaries, Power, and Knowledge (1996)....

Ignacio Navarrete

Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Ignacio Navarrete's research focuses on Spanish Peninsular literature, particularly the 15th through the 17th centuries. His first book project, Orphans of Petrarch, traced the impact of the imitation of Petrarch and other Italian poets, on poetry and poetic theory in Spain from Juan del Encina through Quevedo, focusing on Boscán, Garcilaso, Herrera, and Góngora. His second project examines the impact of printing on narrative culture c. 1500. This project cuts across a number of narrative genres, including hagiography, frame tales, historiography, and the sentimental novel. A new project...

Diana Negrín

Lecturer
Geography Department
Diana Negrín da Silva is a native of Guadalajara, Jalisco, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Negrín received her doctorate from the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley and serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Wixárika Research Center, a non-profit organization that supports the study and defense of Wixárika culture and territory. Her research examines the production of racial discourses and practices in Mexico and the Western Hemisphere more widely and builds on debates concerning migration, identity formation, urbanization, activism, and the...

Todd Olson

Professor
Department of the History of Art

Todd Olson is the author of Poussin and France: Painting, Humanism and the Politics of Style (Yale University Press, 2002) and Caravaggio’s Pitiful Relics (Yale University Press, 2014). His fields of research and teaching include early modern Europe, early colonial Latin America, and the trans-Atlantic world. His main areas of interest are early modern science, religion, and transcultural materiality. He has two books in progress: Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652): Skin, Repetition and Painting in Viceregal Naples (Pennsylvania State University Press) and...

Kurt Organista

Professor
School of Social Welfare

A leading expert on social work practice within the Latino community, Dr. Organista's research focuses on psychosocial problems within the Chicano and Latino communities, acculturation and adjustment of ethnic minorities to American societies, minority mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy, depression in Latinos and HIV prevention with Mexican migrant laborers/Latinos.

Dr. Organista's book, HIV Prevention with Latinos: Theory, Research and Practice, is the first-ever collection of texts written by leading authorities on the topic of HIV prevention among diverse Latino...

Genaro M. Padilla

Professor Emerit
English Department