Human Rights / Norms

Research Interest

Karely Ordaz

Graduate Student
Goldman School of Public Policy

Karely Ordaz is a public sector leader with close to a decade working for the public good in both local government and community-based organizations. She holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley in American Studies with a concentration in Environment, Policy and Public Health. She was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. at age 4.

In her role as Chief of Staff at a community development corporation (CDC), she leads the organization’s policy and advocacy priorities focused on achieving social equity. Prior to that she worked for an anchor institution in San Francisco...

Stephanie Jones-Rogers

Associate Professor of History
History

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers is an Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses primarily upon women, slavery, and colonial and 19th-century legal and economic history. She is currently completing a book that reorients our understanding of the British Atlantic slave trade by centering the lives and experiences of free and captive women living on three continents in its telling.

Tara Chandra

Graduate Student
Political Science

Tara Chandra is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on gender and international security, particularly why and how insurgents target women. She is also interested in the causes and consequences of political violence more generally across different contexts.

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.

Katerina Linos

Professor
Law

Katerina Linos is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also the Co-Faculty Director of Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law and received a 2017 Carnegie fellowship to investigate the European refugee crisis. Prof. Linos studies international law, comparative law, European Union law, employment law and migration, focusing particularly on why law reforms and policy innovations spread around the world in waves.

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.

Wendy Zhou

Undergraduate Student
Political Economy
Goldman School of Public Policy

Wendy Zhou is a junior from Alameda, CA studying Political Economy and Public Policy, with a concentration in development economics. Her academic interests center around the modernization of the Four Asian Tigers, rural-to-urban migration, and the efficacy of China’s poverty alleviation campaign on improving intergenerational mobility and quality of life. Zhou is passionate about democratization and human rights. While attending the University of Hong Kong in Summer ‘19, she engaged with the increasingly volatile Hong Kong politics and participated in pro-democracy protests. She currently...

Juan Campos

Graduate Student
Political Science

Juan Campos is a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is generally interested in studying security institutions, political violence, and corruption in Latin America. His most recent research assesses the causes and consequences of drug trafficking violence in Mexico. Campos holds an M.A. in political science from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and a B.A. in government and international politics from George Mason University. Before starting his doctoral program at UC Berkeley, Campos was a research assistant at CSULB and worked as...

Surili Sheth

Graduate Student
Political Science

Surili Sheth is pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Her research interests center on identities (such as gender, religion, and caste), public service delivery, local institutions and inequality in South Asia and the United States. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., Surili worked as a fellow with IMAGO Global Grassroots in Ahmedabad and Delhi, a manager with IDinsight in Hyderabad, Vijayawada, and Delhi, and a research associate with the Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Hyderabad, India. In these capacities, she has worked with SEWA,...

Elena Amaya

Graduate Student
Sociology

Elena Amaya is a PhD Student in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies antisemitism, gendered violence and law with a historical focus on war and genocide.