Global / Transnational

Research Interest

Max Kagan

Graduate Student
Political Science

Max Kagan is a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, focusing on international political economy. His main research interest is the political impact of cross-border flows of money and people. In particular, he focuses on how multinational corporations and financial firms interact with international and national politics.

Pol Fité Matamoros

Graduate Student
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Pol Fité Matamoros is pursuing a PhD in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, as recipient of the Regent’s Fellowship. His research focuses on the dialectical relationship between political-economic transformations and the production of space, particularly centered in the problem of democratic transitions in the European South.

Vanessa Navarro-Rodriguez

Graduate Student
Political Science

Vanessa is a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, studying gendered violence and international relations. Her research currently examines the prevalence of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by peacekeepers during UN peacekeeping operations.

Bethany L. Goldblum

Associate Research Engineer

Bethany L. Goldblum is an Associate Research Engineer in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the executive director of the Nuclear Science & Security Consortium at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a staff scientist in the Nuclear Science Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Goldblum studies fundamental and applied nuclear physics, proliferation detection, and nuclear weapons policy.

Karl van Bibber

Professor
Nuclear Engineering

Karl Van Bibber is Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Executive Associate Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies basic and applied nuclear science, particle astrophysics, and accelerator science and technology.

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.

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.

Steven Weber

Professor
School of Information
Political Science

Steven Weber is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies the intersection of technology markets, intellectual property regimes, and international politics, with a focus on the political economy of knowledge intensive industries and the impact of technology on national as well as international security.

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.

John Connelly

Professor
History

John Connelly is a Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies modern East and Central European political and social history, comparative education, the history of nationalism and racism, and the history of Catholicism.