Faculty Affiliate

Vinod Aggarwal

Professor
Political Science

Vinod K. Aggarwal is Travers Family Senior Faculty Fellow and Professor of Political Science, Affiliated Professor at the Haas School of Business, and Director of the Berkeley APEC Study Center at the University of California, Berkeley. His research focuses on international political economy, with an emphasis on business and politics, technology policy, and great power competition.

Abhay Aneja

Assistant Professor
Law

Abhay Aneja is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies how legal institutions shape social and economic inequality, from domestic and comparative perspectives, with a focus on the law of democracy and criminal justice.

Leonardo Arriola

Associate Professor
Political Science
Center on the Politics of Development

Leonardo Arriola is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Director of Berkeley's Center for African Studies and co-editor of Africa Spectrum, a peer-reviewed journal published by the GIGA Institute of African Affairs. Prof. Arriola studies democratization, coalition politics, ethnic politics and political violence in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Maximilian Auffhammer

Professor
Agricultural & Resource Economics

Maximilian Auffhammer is the George Pardee Jr. Professor of International Sustainable Development at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the  Energy and Environmental Economics group, a Humboldt Fellow, and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Prof. Auffhammer studies environmental economics, including climate change and energy economics, the social cost of carbon, and the impacts of air pollution.

Patricia Baquedano-López

Associate Professor
Education

Patricia Baquedano-López is an Associate Professor for Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies the intersection of language, race, and education, with current work on transnational displacements, processes of return migration, and education in the Maya diaspora Yucatan-California.

Irene Bloemraad

Professor
Sociology

Irene Bloemraad is the Class of 1951 Professor of Sociology and the Thomas Garden Barnes Chair of Canadian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the founding Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative. Prof. Bloemraad studies how immigrants become incorporated into political communities and the consequences of their presence on politics and understandings of membership. Her research focuses on economically advanced democracies in North America and Western Europe.

Robert Braun

Assistant Professor
Sociology

Robert Braun is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies civil society and intergroup relationships in times of social upheaval, with a particular focus on racism and antisemitism, altruism and social solidarity, and clandestine collective action networks.

Ryan Brutger

Assistant Professor
Political Science

Ryan Brutger is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies international political economy, international law, international security, and political psychology, examining the domestic politics of international negotiations and cooperation.

Jennifer Bussell

Associate Professor
Political Science
Goldman School of Public Policy

Jennifer Bussell is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies the foundations of democratic politics in economically developing states, with an emphasis on the political economy of development, democratic representation, and governance, principally in South Asia and Africa.

Catherine Ceniza Choy

Professor
Ethnic Studies

Catherine Ceniza Choy is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies the U.S. global presence in Asian countries, Asian migrations to the United States, and the impact of trans-Pacific migration on American and Asian societies.