Human Rights / Norms

Research Interest

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.

Ernesto Dal Bó

Haas School of Business

Ernesto Dal Bó is the Phillips Girgich Professor of Business and the Chair of the Business and Public Policy Academic Group at the Haas School of Business. His reserach focuses on a range of topics: political influence, social conflict, corruption, morality and social norms, state formation, the development of state capabilities, and the qualities and behavior of politicians and public servants.

Rachel Stern


Rachel Stern is a Professor of Law and Political Science and currently holds the Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies law in mainland China and Hong Kong, especially the relationship between legal institution building, political space, and professionalization.

Kate O'Neill

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.

Abhay Aneja

Assistant Professor

Abhay Aneja is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies how legal institutions shape social and economic inequality, from domestic and comparative perspectives, with a focus on the law of democracy and criminal justice.

Laurel Fletcher


Laurel Fletcher is Clinical Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where she directs the International Human Rights Law Clinic and co-directs The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law. She studies human rights, humanitarian law, international criminal justice, and transitional justice.