Foreign Policy

Research Interest

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.

Rebecca Herman

Assistant Professor
History

Rebecca Herman is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. She has received grants and fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Library and Information Resources. Prof. Herman studies modern Latin America, along with U.S.-Latin American relations, environmental and international history.

Brian DeLay

Associate Professor
History

Brian DeLay is an Associate Professor of History at UC Berkeley. He studies the 18th- and 19th-centuries, focusing on international history, U.S.-Latin American relations, borderlands, and Indigenous history. He is writing a book about the arms trade and American revolutions.

Chai Peddeti

Graduate Student
Nuclear Engineering

Chai Peddeti is a first year PhD student in the Nuclear Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in Nuclear Materials. His work involves analyzing irradiated material using various laser-based spectroscopy techniques. Peddeti is interested in non-proliferation, nuclear policy relating to nuclear materials, global relations, and nuclear security.

Anthony Morreale

Graduate Student
History

Anthony Morreale is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on Southeast Asia.. His dissertation researches the history of Vietnamese nationalism and Sinophobia. His interests span Southeast Asian political and social history, and he also translates Vietnamese literature into English.

Evan Fernandez

Graduate Student
History

Evan Fernández is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American History at the University of California, Berkeley. He broadly works on the transnational history of Latin America in the twentieth century, with a particular focus on Chile and Peru. His dissertation explores the Chilean sodium nitrate (salitre) industry and the sale of nitrates to Japan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as a case study for writing the history of Latin America as part of the Pacific World. Fernandez also works on US-Latin American relations in the twentieth century.

Anatol Klass

Graduate Student
History

Anatol Klass is a doctoral student in History at the University of California, Berkeley. He researches the modern Chinese state’s encounters with international organizations and international law in the twentieth century. His work explores Chinese state-building and the construction of global governance regimes as interrelated processes.

Julia Raven

Graduate Student
Political Science

Julia Raven is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley. She studies security sector reform, military adaptation, and competition between major powers.

Joseph A. Ledford

Graduate Student
History

Joseph A. Ledford is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Departmentat the University of California, Berkeley, where he specializes in the history of U.S. foreign relations and the American presidency. His research and writing generally focus on the exercise of American power in the world, as well as presidential power and the relationship between domestic politics and foreign affairs. He maintains a broad interest in matters of intelligence, strategy, and war.

Biz Herman

Graduate Student
Political Science

Biz Herman is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the politics of history, conflict, and group belonging. Her dissertation research examines the ways in which the mental health implications of forced migration and conflict impact intergroup dynamics and social cohesion.