Interdisciplinary Faculty Programs

The Interdisciplinary Faculty Program seeds research and encourages collaboration among faculty members across campus.  The awarded programs receive grants of up to $30,000 per year for up to two years.

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Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Crossings in a Transnational World

Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Crossings in a Transnational World organized by Beth Piatote (Native American Studies) and Leti Volpp (Law) explores the interrelationships of the categories “native,” “immigrant,” and “refugee” at a time of tightening borders. Refugees, immigrants, and natives—whether indigenous persons or not—are typically constructed as separate categories, and thus studied in...+ Read more
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Hidden Living Landscapes – Conversations on nature, culture, knowledge, resilience and loss in the Andes of South America

Hidden Living Landscapes – Conversations on nature, culture, knowledge, resilience and loss in the Andes of South America , is led by Christine Hastorf (Anthropology) and Lisa Trever (Art History). At the time of the European invasions, the Andean region of South America sustained some of the highest population densities in the western hemisphere. Nearly four millennia of cumulative resource...+ Read more
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Law and History: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives

Law and History: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives is organized by Stephanie Jones-Rogers (History), David Lieberman (Law), Rebecca McLennan (History) and Christopher Tomlins (Law). Our goals are to enhance and better coordinate the large body of campus research that connects law and history. We seek to provide a setting for collaborative discussion among the many faculty colleagues and...+ Read more
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Water Management: Past and Future Adaptation

Led by Matt Kondolf (Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning), Holly Doremus (Berkeley Law), Ted Grantham (Environmental Science, Policy & Management), Adina Merenlander (ESPM), Jeff Romm (ESPM), and John Andrew (California Department fo Water Resources, Sacramento). Both the developed and developing world confront intensifying impacts on rivers and other water resources. Impacts...+ Read more
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Seeing like a Valley: Studying the Global Impacts of Silicon Valley's Moral Visions

Seeing Like a Valley, led by Massimo Mazzotti (History) and Marion Fourcade (Sociology), seeks to understand the role the Valley plays in shaping not just new technologies but moral visions, and how moral visions are ‘exported’ alongside technologies. How do the moral visions of this powerful region relate to past and current alternatives, and how do they interact with contradictory and...+ Read more