Faculty Affiliate

Michaela Mattes

Associate Professor
Political Science

Michaela Mattes is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She was a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-Pi) on a National Science Foundation-funded data collection project and is currently a Co-PI on a DoD Minerva-funded project. Prof. Mattes studies international conflict and cooperation, with a particular focus on how adversaries manage and resolve disagreements and the role of domestic politics in countries’ foreign policy behavior.

Jonas Meckling

Associate Professor
Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

Jonas Meckling is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he leads the Energy and Environment Policy Lab. He studies the comparative and international politics of climate and clean energy policy.

Edward Miguel

Professor
Economics
Center on the Politics of Development

Edward Miguel is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resources Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the Faculty Co-Director of the Center for Effective Global Action and serves as a Faculty Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prof. Miguel studies African economic development, the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action, and methods for transparency in social science research.

Cecilia Mo

Associate Professor
Political Science

Cecilia Mo is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies behavioral political economics, comparative political behavior, the political economy of development, and social policy research, focusing on the intersection of political science, economics, and psychology.

Saira Mohamed

Professor
Law

Saira Mohamed is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining the Berkeley faculty, she served as Senior Advisor in the Office of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State. Her research focuses on criminal law and human rights, with an emphasis in recent years on conceptions of responsibility and culpability in mass atrocity crimes.

Michael Nacht

Professor
Goldman School of Public Policy

Michael Nacht is the Thomas and Alison Schneider Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies U.S. national security policy, the intersection of science, technology and public policy, as well as management strategies for complex organizations.

Janet Napolitano

Professor
Goldman School of Public Policy

Janet Napolitano is a Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She served as the twentieth president of the University of California, from 2013 to 2020, and Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013. She is a former two-term Governor of Arizona, a former Attorney General of Arizona, and a former U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona.

Kate O'Neill

Professor
Environmental Science, Policy, & Management

Kate O’Neill is a Professor of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies global environmental governance, policy and movements, with particular expertise in waste and plastics in the global economy.

Vanessa Ogle

Associate Professor
History

Vanessa Ogle is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. She has been presented with a number of awards for her first book The Global Transformation of Time: 1870–1950 and currently working on a project titled Archipelago Capitalism: A History of the Offshore World, 1920s-1980s. Prof. Ogle studies global Europe from the 18th century to the present, focusing on the history of capitalism, economic history, and empire in global perspective.

Alison Post

Associate Professor
Political Science
Center on the Politics of Development

Alison Post is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies the intersection of comparative urban politics and comparative political economy in Latin America and South Asia, with a particular focus on the regulation and provision of infrastructure services.