Recent Faculty Hires

2013-2014

Javiera Barandiaran
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Global & International Studies, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Environmental Politics, Public Policy, and Science & Technology Studies

Miroslava Chávez-García
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Chicana and Chicano Studies, Professor
Research Areas: Chicana/o and Latina/o History, Race & Juvenile Justice, and U.S.-Mexico border relations

Terrence Keel
Ph.D., Harvard University
Black Studies and History, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Study of race within the history of science and medicine, the relationship between religion and science, and African American intellectual history.

Ryan Oprea
Ph.D., George Mason University
Economics, Associate Professor
Research Areas: Experimental and Behavioral Economics, Economic Dynamics, Experimetrics, and Applied Theory

Maya Rossin-Slater
Ph.D., Columbia University
Economics, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Applies Microeconomics, Health Economics, Public Economics, and Labor Economics

Mia White
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Black Studies, Acting Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Urban Studies and Planning, Housing & Community Economic Development, Social Justice

2012-2013

Aaron Blackwell
Ph.D., University of Oregon
Anthropology, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Human Biology, Human Behavioral Ecology, Ecological Immunology, Life History Theory, South American Forager-Horticulturalists

Jeffrey A. Hoelle
Ph.D., University of Florida
Anthropology, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Ecological and Economic Anthropology, Cattle Raising and Cowboy Cultures; Latin America, Brazilian Amazon

Dana Mastro
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Communication, Associate Professor
Research Area: Mass Media

Neil Narang
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Political Science, Assistant Professor
Research Area: International Relations

Sarah Thébaud
P.h.D., Cornell University
Sociology, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Gender, Social Inequality, Families, Economic Sociology, Organizations & Work, Social Psychology

Emanuel Vespa
Ph.D., New York University
Economics, Assistant Professor
Research Area: Behavioral Economics

2011-2012

Alicia Cast
Ph.D., Washington State University
Sociology, Associate Professor
Research Areas: Social Psychology, Feminist and Gender Studies with an emphasis on the family

Lalaie Ameeriar
Ph.D., Stanford University
Asian American Studies, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: South Asian studies, Globalization, Diaspora, Immigration Studies, Muslim Cultures, Race and Ethnicity, and Gender Studies

Nadège Clitandre
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Global and International Studies, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: African Diaspora Studies with an emphasis in women, gender and sexuality

2010-2011

Alison Brysk
Ph.D., Stanford University
Global and International Studies, Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance
Research Areas: International Human Rights, International Relations, Civil Society, and Latin American politics

2009-2010

Lynn H. Gamble
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Anthropology, Professor
Research Areas: Archaeology, Ethnohistory, Hunter-Gatherers, Development of Chiefdom Societies, Exchange, California, North America

Aida Hurtado
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Chicana and Chicano Studies, Professor
Research Areas: Social Identity, Feminist Theory, Social Psychology of Education, and Survey Methodology

Paulina Oliva
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Economics, Assistant Professor
Research Area: Environmental, Development, and Labor Economics

2008-2009

Amit Ahuja
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Political Science, Assistant Professor
Research Area: Comparative and World Politics

Kevin B. Anderson
Ph.D., CUNY Graduate School
Sociology, Professor
Research Areas: Social and Political Theory; History of Social and Political Thought; Class, Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Theory; Middle Eastern Society and Politics; Criminological Theory

Maria Charles
Ph.D., Stanford
Sociology, Professor
Research Area: Quantitative Study of Gender Inequality, Occupational Sex Segregation, Applied Quantative Methods, International Comparative Sociology, Labor Markets/Occupation/Work, and Sociology of Education

Zachary Grossman
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Economics, Assistant Professor
Research Area: Behavioral Economics

Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Mellichamp Chair in Transnational Civil Society Networks
Ph.D., University of Nijmegen, Netherlands (Social Science)
Global & International Studies/Sociology, Professor
Research Areas: Global Civil Society, Sociology of Development, Political Economy and Cultural Dimensions of Globalization, and Race and Ethnicity

Heather Royer
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Economics, Assistant Professor
Research Area: Labor, Education, Health, Public Economics

2007-2008

Batiste, Stephanie
Ph.D., The George Washington University (American Studies)
Black Studies/English, Assistant Professor
Research Area: African American Literature

Casillas, Dolores Inés
Ph.D., University of Michigan (American Culture)
Chicana and Chicano Studies, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: U.S. Spanish-language Media, Radio and Sound Practices, Language Politics, Migration and Masculinity, Latino Popular Culture

Lezra, Ester
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (Literature)
Global and International Studies, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Transnational and Intercultural Studies

Lien, Pei-Te
Ph.D., University of Florida (Political Science)
Political Science, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Asian American Politics, U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics, and Political Behavior

Harthorn, Barbara
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles (Anthropology)
Women's Studies, Associate Professor
Research Areas: Research methods and Methodology

Mehta, Aashish
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Agricultural & Applied Economics)
Global and International Studies, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Microeconomics and Public Policy with focus on Asia

Norris, Andrew
Ph.D., University of California, Berkely (Rhetoric)
Political Science, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Interdisciplinary, Rhetoric, Philosophy, and Modern Political Theory

Putnam, Linda
Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Speech Communication)
Communication, Professor
Research Areas: Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, Negotiation, and Conflict Management

Rupert, Peter
Ph.D., University of Rochester (Economics)
Economics, Professor
Research Areas: Macroeconomics, M monetary Theory, Aggregate Labor Markets, and Family Economics

Stewart, Jeffrey
Ph.D., Yale (American Studies)
Black Studies, Professor
Research Areas: History of the Harlem Renaissance

Vanderwarker, Amber
Ph.D., University of North Carolina (Anthropology)
Anthropology, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: New World Archaeology, Middle-Range Societies, Agriculture, and Environmental Archaeology

Walsh, Casey
Ph.D., New School for Social Research, New York (Anthropology)
Anthropology, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Socio-Cultural Anthropology, and Political Economy

Wilson, Gregory
Ph.D., University of Carolina at Chapel Hill (Anthropology)
Anthropology, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Prehistory of the southeastern and midwestern United States, origins of social inequality, warfare, geographic information systems, and household archaeology

2006-2007

Myers, Karen
Ph.D., Arizona State University (Communication)
Communication, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Organizational Communication, Socialization, and Assimilation, Organizational Knowledge, Identity, Emotion Management, Conflict, and Leadership

Ninh, erin Khue
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (English)
Asian American Studies, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Asian American literature and literary studies, feminist studies and women's literature, ethnic literature, cultural studies

Rios, Victor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (Ethnic Studies)
Sociology, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Juvenile Justice, Chicana/o-Latina/o Sociology, Race and Penality, Black-Latino Relations, Masculinity, Youth Culture

Weber, René
Ph.D., Berlin University of Technology (Psychology)
M.D., RWTH University, Aachen, Germany
Communication, Assistant Professor
Research Areas: Communication, Research Methods & Statistics, Neurophysiological Media Research