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BARBARA ABRAMS | 2003-2004
140 Warren Hall


Course: Epidemiology 150A

Barbara works in the School of Public Health where she teaches courses in Epidemiology, Public Health Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health to both graduates and undergraduates. Her research focuses on the role of nutrition and social/behavioral factors in human health, particularly for women, mothers and children. Her published work addresses maternal weight and weight changes during and after pregnancy, factors associated with low birth weight, pre-term birth and other pregnancy complications and guidelines for prenatal care. Her newest study is investigating the safety of a novel approach to preventing HIV transmission from mother to infant in developing countries. Barbara has consistently been a student or employee (or both) of the University of California since graduating from Simmons College in Boston more than 25 years ago. Prior to joining the faculty in 1985, she worked as Research Nutritionist at Berkeley, a Perinatal Nutritionist and Lecturer at UC San Francisco and she earned M.P.H., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Public Health.

NANCY K. AMY | 2004-2005
Associate Professor
Nutritional Sciences

119 Morgan Hall

Course: Nutritional Sciences 10

Nancy received her Ph.D. in Biology from University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, then did post-doctoral studies in Biochemistry at Duke University. She is now in the Dept. of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology. Her research areas include laboratory studies of how cells regulate the incorporation of trace metals into proteins. She also studies problems involved in access to health care for obese women. Nancy has been teaching Introduction to Human Nutrition for the past 15 years. This is a large, lower division course that serves as a science breadth requirement for the College of Letters and Science. She has learned that her best teaching involves talking less and listening more.

AMERIC AZEVEDO | 2004-2005
Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Engineering
239 Bechtel Center

Course: Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies 110

Americ blends 35 years in the information technology world with spiritual studies and practices, resulting in a vision of simple wisdom in a complex world. He is Director of the Collaborative Intelligence Laboratory (CI Lab) at the University of California, Berkeley and also teaches "Spirituality and Leadership" for the Master's Program in Leadership at St. Mary's College of California. He has taught philosophy and religion at San Francisco State University and Dominican University of California; information systems, leadership, management and finance at Saint Mary's College of California, Golden Gate University, University of San Francisco, and John F. Kennedy University. His consulting career includes work as an acting CEO during technology company reorganizations, development of e-learning systems for universities and companies, database management, web site development, and contractor management services. He is co-founder and architect of the CyberCampus at Golden Gate University (now serving over 2000 students and 90 faculty per semester) and holds degrees in Philosophy from University of California, Irvine and San Francisco State University.

WILLIAM B. N. BERRY | 2006-2007
Earth and Planetary Science

307 McCone Hall

Course: Earth & Planetary Science 8

Bill is a geologist/paleontologist who changed professional direction from teaching and researching past life forms and the recovery of natural resources to working on environmental issues. His research includes an investigation into the impacts of climate changes on marine life and environments. His course EPS 8 draws upon that research. He uses examples of the local environment in his undergraduate teaching. His work with local environments includes restoration projects in the Tennessee Hollow watershed in the San Francisco Presidio. Bill also teaches large lecture courses on environmental geology and "Introduction to Environmental Sciences," with former Mellon Fellow Matt Kondolf.

ANNA LIVIA BRAWN | 2003-2004
Department of French

4125 Dwinelle Hall

Course: French 102

Anna obtained her first degree from University College London and her Ph.D. in French linguistics from UC Berkeley. She was Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois for three years and has taught in the French Department at UC Berkeley for the last four years, first as Visiting Professor and now as Lecturer. Her study of the literary uses of linguistic gender, Pronoun Envy: literary uses of linguistic gender, was published by Oxford University Press, which also published Queerly phrased : language, gender, and sexuality, an anthology on language and gender that Anna co-edited. Her current research focuses on collocations of class, gender and race in francophone film and fiction. Born in Dublin, Ireland, raised in Africa (Zambia and Swaziland), Anna Livia is also a novelist with five novels and two collections of short stories.

| 2005-2006
Assistant Professor
History and American Studies Departments

3229 Dwinelle Hall

Course: History 139AC

Born in New York City and raised in Denver, Colorado, Mark received his B.A. from Brown University in 1989. He then taught high school in Brooklyn, New York from 1990 through 1994, after which he headed to Stanford University where he earned his Ph.D. in history in 2002. After Stanford, Mark spent two years at Yale University, the first as a post-doctoral fellow and the second as a lecturer. He came to UC-Berkeley in September 2004 as an assistant professor in History and American Studies. He is currently completing a book entitled Color Lines: Civil Rights Struggles on America's "Racial Frontier," 1945-1975 (forthcoming, Oxford University Press), a comparative civil rights history of California.

| 2006-2007
Assistant Professor
African American Studies

660 Barrows Hall

Course: African American Studies 5

Brandi joined the Berkeley faculty in 2003 and teaches courses on contemporary American drama and African American culture. She earned her Ph.D. in Drama and Humanities from Stanford University after double majoring in Dramatic Art and African American Studies at UC Berkeley as an undergraduate. Her current research focuses on colorblindness and representations of blackness in theater, film, and everyday life, and a second project focuses on the role of spectacle in African American political culture. In a past life, Brandi garnered extensive experience as an actor, director, and dancer.

| 2006-2007
Associate Professor
Ethnic Studies

506 Barrows Hall

Course: Asian American Studies 20A

Catherine teaches courses in Filipino American studies, Asian American history, and contemporary immigration. Prior to coming to UC Berkeley in 2004, she taught in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Catherine holds a Ph.D. in History from UCLA. She is the author of "Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History" (co-published by Duke University Press and Ateneo de Manila University Press in 2003), which explored how and why the Philippines became the world's leading exporter of nurses in the late twentieth century. Her current book project is a history of Asian international adoption in the United States.


420 Latimer Hall

Course: Chemistry 1A

Michelle earned a B.S. in chemistry from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, focusing on solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance of inorganic molecules. She conducted postdoctoral research in the Chemical Engineering Department at University of Minnesota and an industrial collaboration with Rohm and Haas that involved investigating the cure properties of a new coating the company had developed. In 2000, Michelle was a Visiting Professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. For the last three years, she had been a lecturer at UC Berkeley. Her job involves teaching classes, training the teaching assistants, and curriculum development. She has been exposed to many new ideas about teaching and learning through the years and looks forward to implementing some of them at Cal.

OSCAR DUBON, JR. | 2003-2004
Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

378 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Course: Materials Science 130A

Oscar received his B.S. in Materials Engineering from UCLA and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Mineral Engineering from UC Berkeley. After postdoctoral positions at UC Berkeley and Harvard, he joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 2000. In addition, he is a Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Oscar's research focuses on the synthesis, processing and characterization of semiconductors. He has co-authored more than 25 articles in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is recipient of the 2000 Robert Lansing Hardy Award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.

ANDREW FURCO | 2003-2004
Assistant Adjunct Professor
School of Education

615 University Hall

Course: Education 198

Andy serves as Director of the campus's Service Learning Research and Development Center. His research interests are in the areas of experiential learning, civic education, and educational reform. His publications include the upcoming book Institutionalizing Service-Learning in Higher Education, and two co-edited volumes, Service-Learning: The Essence of the Pedagogy and Service-Learning Through a Multidisciplinary Lens which are part of the national Advances in Service-Learning Research Book series. His research has been published in the Journal of Adolescence, Journal of Public Affairs, Journal of Cooperative Education, and NSEE Quarterly. Andy currently teaches two masters-level Education research courses and previously has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on experiential learning, service-learning, and educational reform. He is a member of Berkeley's Council of Academic Partners, the School of Education's Undergraduate Education Committee, and the Urban Educational Leadership Joint Doctoral Committee. He is also a member of the National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement and serves on the National Service-Learning Partnership Board of Directors. He holds a doctorate in the area of educational administration from UC Berkeley and he recently completed a four-year term as a National Engaged Scholar for Campus Compact.

AMY GUROWITZ | 2005-2006
Political Science Department and Peace and Conflict Studies Program
Travers Program in Ethics and Politics

210 Barrows Hall

Course: Political Science 120A

Amy teaches in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies. Her teaching and research include international relations, human rights, international ethics, and the politics of immigration. Her publications include articles in World Politics, the Journal of Asian Studies, and International Politics, as well as several book chapters. Prior to receiving her Ph.D. from Cornell University she was a fellow at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs and a recipient of an SSRC-MacArthur Peace and Security in a Changing World Fellowship. She received her B.A. from UC Berkeley.

JEFFREY HADLER | 2003-2004
Assistant Professor
South and Southeast Asian Studies
7233 Dwinelle Hall

Course: Southeast Asian Studies 10B

Jeff earned his B.A. from Yale University (Comparative Literature and Southeast Asian Studies) in 1990, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University (History) in 2000. He has been an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley's Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies since 2001. Jeff teaches about the history and culture of Southeast Asia with a focus on Indonesia. His dissertation, "Places Like Home: Islam, Matriliny, and the History of Family in Minangkabau," is an ethnographic history of a Sumatran community in the 19th and early 20th centuries that is the world's largest matrilineal Muslim society. His current research includes a history of Jews in the Malay world and an analysis of anti-Semitism and violence in modern Indonesia. His publications include essays on ideas of fatherhood and succession in Indonesia, and representations of the African-American voice in American literature. In 2000-2001 he was a visiting professor at the State Islamic University in Jakarta. He has held grants from Fulbright, the SSRC, Charlotte Newcombe, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and UC Berkeley's Townsend Center Fellowship.

MARK HEALEY | 2004-2005
Assistant Professor

3229 Dwinelle Hall

Course: History 8B

Trained as an architect, engineer, and historian, Mark recently arrived at Berkeley after teaching at New York University and the University of Mississippi. His work centers on the broad transformations of state authority, social life and cultural forms in twentieth-century Latin America, especially Argentina. He is currently finishing a book on the political and social remaking of the Argentine city of San Juan after a massive earthquake in 1944. Mark has written on issues ranging from race in Brazil to labor politics in Uruguay, and recently published translations of two books by leading Mexican scholars.

DAVID HENKIN | 2005-2006
Associate Professor
History Department

2226 Dwinelle Hall

Course: History 100 AC

David has been teaching in the Berkeley history Department since 1997. He holds a B.A. from Yale, a Ph.D. from Berkeley, and taught briefly at Stanford before returning to Cal. A specialist in nineteenth-century American cultural history, David has taught classes on urban life, print culture, market society, and the antebellum period. The course he is working on during the Fellowship is entitled "Slavery in American Life," co-taught with his colleague Robin Einhorn. David is the author of City Reading: Written Words and Public Spaces in Antebellum New York (Columbia University Press, 1998).

Associate Professor
History of Art

416 Doe Library

Course: History of Art 168

Elizabeth has been teaching the history of art at Berkeley, Tufts, Leiden, Radcliffe and Yale for longer than she cares to admit. A brief attempt to escape academia (and America) by working for a museum in Amsterdam ended in disaster. She still spends as much time as she can in Amsterdam, but only at libraries and cafes; she is also co-curating an exhibition in Maastricht. She is the author of Painting and the Market in Early Modern Antwerp and various articles on Dutch, Flemish, and British art of the 16th and 17th centuries; her projected next book is grandiosely entitled Jan Brueghel: Baroque Aesthetics and the Encyclopedic Mind. Last year she spent a month in former Soviet Central Asia initiating a very new and long-term project.

ALAN KARRAS | 2005-2006

International and Area Studies Department

101 Stephens Hall
MC 2306

Course: International and Area Studies 45

After completing the B.A./M.A. program in history at Johns Hopkins University, Alan pursued a Ph.D. in Atlantic and Caribbean history at University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to Berkeley in 1995, Alan taught at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and the University of Tennessee. Hired to start a world history curriculum for the International and Area Studies Teaching Program, he now serves as an editor for the forthcoming Cambridge Dictionary of World History and, more immediately, is one of eight members of the World History Test Development Committee for the College Board’s AP program. He has authored a monograph, Sojourners in the Sun: Scots Migrants to Jamaica and the Chesapeake, 1740-1800 (Cornell University Press, 1992) and jointly edited a textbook on Atlantic American Societies. The author of numerous other articles and encyclopedia entries on Caribbean and world history, for the last several years he has been at work on a world history of smuggling, state building, and related questions of political economy. He has also received several awards for his teaching and grants for his research.

MARY E. KELSEY | 2005-2006
Sociology Department

410 Barrows Hall

Course: Sociology 3AC

Mary is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology. She studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where her goal was to major in everything. Mary successfully switched majors seven times before getting booted off campus with a B.A. in history. Her academic dream frustrated, Mary began hitchhiking around the world. Her journey included a year in Hong Kong where she worked as an illegal immigrant. Mary concluded her travels by seeking academic asylum at Berkeley. After receiving her M.A. in Asian Studies, Mary realized that Sociology might finally allow her to major in everything. After taking her (ongoing) vows of poverty, Mary was awarded her Ph.D. in Sociology for research on the relationship between public policies and social inequality. Mary then began missionary work by spreading word of social stratification among the disbelievers at CSU-San Bernardino. Rumor hints that Mary has begun to question the feasibility of majoring in everything, but feels eternally grateful for the curiosity that liberated her from rural Wisconsin.

G. MATHIAS KONDOLF | 2005-2006
Associate Professor
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Departments

202 Wurster Hall

Course: Environmental Sciences 10

Matt is an Associate Professor of Environmental Planning, in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. He is a geologist by training (A.B. Princeton and M.S. Earth Sciences UC Santa Cruz), with his Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. His research and teaching focus on rivers, their transformations by humans, their resilience and their active restoration. He works on salmon-bearing rivers and Mediterranean-climate rivers, and effects of human alterations like dams and gravel mining. In classes, he emphasizes understanding of physical and ecological process and river history as a basis for restoration strategy, the need to learn from each restoration project, and the need for scientific rigor when approaching restoration. In addition to graduate courses, he teaches (with Mellon Fellow Bill Berry) Introduction to Environmental Sciences, a large lecture course that also involves field exercises, mostly along Strawberry Creek.
TAEKU LEE | 2004-2005
Assistant Professor
Political Science

776 Barrows Hall

Course: Political Science 1

Taeku's primary research interests are in racial and ethnic politics, public opinion and survey research methods, social movements and political behavior, and health care and social welfare policies. His book Mobilizing Public Opinion (University of Chicago Press, 2002) received the American Political Science Association's J. David Greenstone Award for the best book on politics and history. Taeku has also written extensively on the role of identity, partisanship, and discrimination in shaping contemporary race relations and ethnic politics in the US. He is currently at work on a second book on political Independents and the politics of race, entitled Exit, Voice, and Identity and is co-editor of a volume on immigration and political incorporation entitled Transforming Politics, Transforming America. Prior to arriving at Berkeley, Taeku was an Assistant Professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar at Yale's Institution for Social and Policy Studies. Born in South Korea, he is a product of K-12 public schools, the University of Michigan (A.B.), Harvard University (M.P.P.), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.).

Assistant Professor
Ethnic Studies

206 Barrows Hall

Course: Ethnic Studies 10B AC

Nelson was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he received his B.A. in philosophy. He pursued graduate studies in philosophy and religious and postcolonial liberation thought at Brown University, where he worked in Religious Studies and Africana Studies. As a Ford Foundation Fellow he conducted research in Mexico. After completing his Ph.D., he taught for two years in the Religion Department at Duke University and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Global Studies and the Humanities. He has been teaching in UC Berkeley’s Ethnic Studies Department since 2003. 

RICHARD MALKIN | 2003-2004
Plant and Microbial Biology

111 Koshland Hall

Course: Biology 1A

Born in Chicago, Dick received his B.S. in Chemistry from Antioch College and a Ph.D. from the Department of Biochemistry at UC Berkeley. A postdoctoral period at the University of Goteborgs followed, during which time he carried out research on the structure and function of metalloproteins. Dick returned to Berkeley in 1969 as a faculty member in the Department of Cell Physiology in the College of Natural Resources where he became involved in biochemical and biophysical studies of photosynthesis, an area in which he has worked during his entire scientific career. After the reorganizations of the biological science departments in the late 1980s, Dick became the first chairman of the newly formed Department of Plant Biology. This was followed by a stint as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a two-year term as Acting Dean. Throughout his career, he has taught both graduate and undergraduate classes in biochemistry and plant biology, and he has been an instructor in the introductory biology class, Biology 1A, for over ten years. He has received the College of Natural Resources Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of his long contributions to undergraduate teaching.

| 2004-2005
Nutritional Sciences

129 Morgan Hall

Course: Nutritional Science 10

Mary is a lecturer in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology who came to UC Berkeley by way of a career in dietetics. She earned a B.S. in Home Economics from Washington State University, an M.Ed. from Tufts University, and completed a dietetic internship at the Frances Stern Nutrition Center, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She enjoyed the technologically sophisticated aspects of medicine and dietetics at Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital, Oakland, as well as "low tech" patient education and counseling at Frances Stern Nutrition Center, Boston, and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Ten years ago she came to the UC Berkeley to teach application courses in the undergraduate dietetics major. She continues to teach upper division dietetics courses, and she is the course coordinator and lecturer for Nutritional Sciences 10, Introduction to Human Nutrition.

Associate Professor
Ethnic Studies

562 Barrows Hall

Course: Ethnic Studies 10B

David is Chair of the Center for Latino Policy Research. Previously he was an Associate Professor of History & Sociology and Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, his M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. Past teaching appointments include the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of New Mexico. He has held appointments as a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, Resident Scholar of the School of American Research in Santa Fe, and as a Rockefeller Post-Doctoral Fellow. His fields of specialization include comparative and historical sociology, political sociology, and race and ethnic relations. He is the author of the award-winning Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986 (University of Texas Press, 1987) and the editor of Chicano Politics and Society in the Late Twentieth Century (University of Texas Press, 1999). He was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters in 1995. He is a former State Commissioner of the Texas Commission on the Arts (1992-1998) and is the intellectual author of the "Top Ten Percent Plan," which the Texas Legislature enacted into law in 1997 in response to the end of affirmative action.

| 2004-2005
Assistant Professor
Art Practice & Film Studies

345 Kroeber Hall

Course: Art 23 AC

Born in Switzerland, Greg studied Classics and Photography. He started working with new media when he arrived in the Bay Area in 1992. He received his M.F.A. from Stanford University in New Media in 1996. At the same time, he founded the Stanford University Digital Art Center, which he directed until 2001, when he was appointed at UC Berkeley as Assistant Professor for New Media. At Berkeley, he is involved in the development of a major Center for New Media focusing on the critical analysis of the impact of new media on human experiences. His creative work focuses on the mediation between humans as individuals and humans as a collective through technological means, and emphasizes playful responses to technology. Notable projects were Gravity (Cooper Union, NYC, 1997), PING (SFMOMA, 2001), Oxygen Flute (SJMA, 2002) and Organum (Pacific Film Archive, 2003): All these projects are collaborations, most often with composer Chris Chafe.

KAYA OAKES | 2004-2005
College Writing

M15 Wheeler Hall

Course: College Writing R1B

Kaya holds a B.A. in English and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from St. Mary's College of California. She began teaching in UC Berkeley's College Writing Programs in 1999, after four years lecturing in Composition, English, and Collegiate Seminar at St. Mary's. Currently, she is a lecturer in College Writing and a guest lecturer in the English Department at UC Berkeley. Formerly, she was a staff writer for Viz Communications, a translator and publisher of Japanese comics, and an editorial assistant at the Threepenny Review. She is currently the Senior Editor for the Utne Independent Press award-winning Kitchen Sink Magazine and a teacher-consultant with the Bay Area Writing Project. Her essays, poems and reviews have appeared in more than thirty publications, and she has twice won awards for her writing from the Academy of American Poets. She is currently at work on a collection of creative non-fiction about growing up in Berkeley and Oakland in the 1970's.

BRIAN A. POWERS | 2004-2005

410 Barrows Hall

Course: Sociology 3 AC

Brian earned his Ph.D. in Sociology at UC Berkeley, holds an adjunct faculty position at UC San Francisco's Dept. of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and has taught at UC Davis since 1996. His teaching and research interests center around social inequalities and the institutional and cultural forces that produce, sustain and normalize them. His study of the transition to work of low-income, non-white high school graduates focuses on the role that school cultures and organization play in shaping adaptive, but non-productive labor market strategies. He is currently working on a book entitled, Academic Hoop Dreams: Making Inequality in an Urban High School. Interests in inequality and public action brought him to explore the emergence of network models of community based social and health services in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the US. His current research concerns adaptation among low-wage immigrants to their limited economic opportunities in US job markets, and the images of success and family strategies for it in upwardly mobile immigrants. He actually enjoys teaching lecture classes and finds students fascinating, inspiring, and convenient windows into different worlds of social experience.
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

202 Wurster Hall

Course: Landscape Architecture 154

As a landscape architect and author, Helaine enjoys the robust edge condition where verbal and visual overlap. A lecturer at the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, she teaches "Verbal Skills for Visual Thinkers," and often serves on design school juries. In 2001, she initiated the LAEP "Book in Common" program. During her city planning career in Oakland, she served in part as Secretary to the Landmarks Board, a magnet for controversial projects. In 2003, the Oakland Heritage Alliance conferred a lifetime achievement award, citing the "profound effect" of her work on the urban fabric and landscape of Oakland. Helaine is co-author, with husband Blair Prentice, of Rehab Right: How to Realize the Full Value of Your Old House, winner of the Gordon Gray Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and considered a classic in the field. Other books include The Gardens of Southern California and Suzhou: Shaping an Ancient City for the New China. The American Society of Landscape Architects honored her writing with the Bradford Williams Medal. She attributes her outlook on stewardship to the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1970) and Harvard's Graduate School of Design (M.L.A. 1973).

LEIGH RAIFORD | 2006-2007
Assistant Professor
African American Studies

660 Barrows Hall

Course: African American Studies 5

Originally from New York City, Leigh earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a doctorate in African American Studies and American Studies from Yale University. Before coming to UC-Berkeley in 2004, she was the Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. Lee has written reviews of books on hip hop and blackface minstrelsy for the London Times Literary Supplement and her essay, "The Consumption of Lynching Images," appeared in Only Skin Deep: Changing Visions of the American Self (Harry N. Abrams Press, 2003). Leigh is co-editor of The Civil Rights Movement in United States Memory (University of Georgia Press, 2006). She is completing a book entitled Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: History, Memory and the Photography of Twentieth Century African American Social Movements, to be published by the University of North
Carolina Press.

CAROL A. REDMOUNT | 2005-2006
Associate Professor
Near Eastern Studies Department

250 Barrows Hall

510-642-3757 (messages)

Course: Near Eastern Studies 18

Carol is a field archaeologist with academic training in Egyptology, Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, Anthropology and Religious and Biblical Studies, as well as over thirty years of practical fieldwork experience in Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Cyprus, Tunisia and the U.S. She has strong cross-cultural and interdisciplinary interests in ancient Egypt and the ancient Eastern Mediterranean, Biblical, and Near Eastern worlds. Her research centers around five major interrelated components: 1) Egyptian archaeology; 2) Syro-Palestinian archaeology, 3) interconnections among the ancient eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds; 4) biblical studies; and 5) ancient ceramics. She has a B.A. in Anthropology and Religion from Oberlin College, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School in Old Testament, and a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Chicago (Oriental Institute). Currently she directs the El Hibeh Project, a UC Berkeley archaeological expedition in Middle Egypt, and is President of the American Research Center in Egypt. She came to Berkeley in 1990, and regularly teaches a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses. During her summer field seasons in Egypt she also trains students in archaeological field methods.

RICHARD RHODES | 2004-2005
Associate Professor

1203 Dwinelle Hall

Course: Linguistics 155 AC

Richard is a graduate of Michigan State University (B.S., Chemistry) and the University of Michigan (A.M., Ph.D., Linguistics). During graduate school, he was recruited to study and teach Ojibwe (Chippewa). After earning his Ph.D., he was hired at Michigan to oversee the teaching of Ojibwe and to teach in the American Cultures program. In 1986 he was offered a position in the Linguistics Department and the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages at UC Berkeley. His work centers on the documentation of endangered languages. He has done extensive fieldwork in Ojibwe and has written a dictionary and numerous articles on it. He has also done fieldwork among the Métis (Michif) of the Northern Plains, and worked in southern Mexico studying the language spoken in the southern Veracruz municipality of Sayula de Alemán. He is active in the Canadian Studies program on campus and is part of the Institute of Cognitive and Brain Studies. He regularly contributes to the Algonquian Conference and is active in the Society for the Study of the Languages of the Americas. He has also taught at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz, Austria, the University of North Dakota, and the University of Oregon, and has been a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.

Ethnic Studies

564 Barrows Hall


Course: Ethnic Studies 21 AC

Victoria is a graduate of Oxford University (Post-doctoral studies in Comparative Migration Systems), the University of London (Ph.D. Political Geography) and the University of Wales at Aberystwyth (B.A. in geography and international relations). Her initial postgraduate studies addressed the new migrations of women from Africa and Asia to Southern Europe, while working in Rome at 'La Mensa d' Trastevere', a non-profit organization facilitating the incorporation of undocumented immigrants. In 1998-1999 she was a contributing researcher of the European Migration Observatory and in 2000 an adjunct fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California researching border enforcement. Currently, Victoria is a lecturer at UC. Berkeley in Ethnic Studies and Women's Studies, teaching courses addressing race and ethnicity in the United States and global female migrations. Her most recent area of research addresses post-industrial return migrations to the Caribbean.

JEFF ROMM | 2005-2006
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management and
Agricultural and Resource Economics Departments

207 Giannini Hall

Course: Agricultural and Resource Economics 161 AC

Jeff completed his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley in Forestry; he later pursued his graduate studies at Cornell in Economics. Jeff lived and worked in South and Southeast Asia for twelve years before returning to Berkeley as a faculty member in 1980. His areas of specialization including: urbanization and rural development; water, land and forest policy; energy and the environment; river basin governance; sustainability and equity. Over the past decade, Jeff has focused intensely on the interactions between racial and resource policies in the U.S. and in Asia, a topic that integrates all stages of his career around his predominating passion for social justice. He teaches resource and environmental policy in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and Agricultural and Resource Economics, departments in which he holds joint appointments.

JERRY W. SANDERS | 2004-2005
Peace & Conflict Studies

101 Stephens Hall

Course: Peace and Conflict Studies 125 AC

Jerry is a graduate of Arizona State University (B.A., Sociology), the New School For Social Research (M.A., Sociology), and University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., Sociology). He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia, a Kent Fellow (Danforth) at UC Berkeley, and a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute where he was also a founding editor of and contributor to the World Policy Journal. He is author of Peddlers of Crisis: The Committee On The Present Danger and The Politics of Containment (South End Press). In addition to publication in academic journals and anthologies, his writings have appeared in The Nation, The Progressive, Mother Jones, In These Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and foreign mass media through InterNews syndication. He has taught at the University of Hawaii, City University of New York, National University of Mexico, and Lund University, Sweden and was a Gaspar dePortola lecturer in Spain (Catalonia).

Epidemiology & Community Health

School of Public Health
102 Haviland Hall

Course: Public Health 150e

Bill has been a faculty member in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley since 1989. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he served as Deputy Director of both the Division of Epidemiology and the Metropolitan Detroit Cancer Surveillance System at the Michigan Cancer Foundation in Detroit. He holds a B.A. from Santa Clara University and a Ph.D. in sociology from Purdue University. He completed postdoctoral work at UC Berkeley from 1977-80, during which time he received a master’s degree in public health and an M.S. in epidemiology. In 1999, he served as a Fulbright Scholar at the National Center for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands. Most recently, he published a book, Epidemiology of Aging: An Ecological Approach (Jones & Bartlett, 2006). His research interests include the epidemiology of aging and disability, cancer rehabilitation and survival, and the effects of the built environment on health and functioning. He has worked with colleagues in the development of several courses in the School of Public Health, including “Aging and Public Health,” “Methods in Social Epidemiology,” and “Health, Behavior, and the Family.” This summer, he will be developing, as part of the Mellon program, a new core course for the undergraduate major in public health, “Introduction to Community Health and Human Development.”

NATHAN SAYRE | 2006-2007
Assistant Professor

507 McCone Hall

Course: Geography 10

Nathan grew up in Iowa, attended Deep Springs College and then Yale, where he majored in philosophy. He moved to Tucson and worked for two years as a Crew leader for the Arizona Conservation Corps. His dissertation in Anthropology at the University of Chicago focused on the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, one of the places he had worked at in the Conservation Corps. This led to a short book, The New Ranch Handbook: A Guide to Restoring Western Rangelands, which in turn led to a three-year post-doctoral fellowship with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service-Jornada Experimental Range in Las Cruces, New Mexico. During that period, he published his dissertation (Ranching, Endangered Species, and Urbanization in the Southwest: Species of Capital), and conducted research with a coalition of ranchers, scientists, and agencies, the results of which were published in Working Wilderness: The Malpai Borderlands Group and the Future of the Western Range. Nathan joined the Geography Department at Berkeley in July 2004.

WILL SENG | 2003-2004
College of Engineering

230 Bechtel Engineering Center

Course: Engineering 190E

Before coming to UC Berkeley Will taught technical, scientific and academic writing - and professional oral presentation skills -at Charles University's Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education in Prague, the Czech Republic. In his second year he made a presentation on the topic, "Can a Writer's Voice Survive Discourse in Technical Fields?" at the Language for Specific Purposes International Forum '99. During his last two years at CERGE he served as head of the English Department and coordinating editor for its Working Paper series. During his earlier ten-year tenure at the College of San Mateo (CSM) teaching all levels of writing to both native and nonnative speakers of English, he took a year's leave of absence to teach English to university students in Kyoto, Japan. At CSM he also participated in two curriculum revision projects: UC Berkeley School of Education's Classroom Research Project and the Ford Foundation-sponsored national Curriculum Revision Project, "Incorporating Aspects of Class, Gender and Race in College Writing Classes." Will has an undergraduate degree in Humanities and a graduate degree in British and American Language and Literature.

Assistant Professor
School of Education

5637 Tolman Hall


Course: Education 40 AC

Ingrid is a graduate of Stanford University (Ph.D., Education, M.A. History, B.A. International Relations). Over the past decade she has sought to improve her pedagogical practices in a range of settings. In the late 1980's she taught in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Upon her return to the U.S. she began teaching in San Francisco high schools. While pursuing her doctorate she continued teaching high school and developed courses in urban education and the history of education. She is currently delighted with the challenge of teaching 200+ undergraduates in an American Cultures lecture course focusing on diversity and inequality in our nation's schools. Ingrid is an anthropologist and historian of education whose research and teaching interests focus on urban education, the history of education, families, neighborhoods, and community organizations as educative institutions, and the relationships among school and beyond-school learning contexts. She is particularly interested in the spatial production and organization of cities, neighborhoods, and learning contexts. Underlying all of her work is an interest in the experiences of socially-constructed and marginalized groups as they interact with multiple social service institutions across structured and segregated landscapes (including cities, neighborhoods, housing projects, schools, and interest-based communities). Her book, Smart on the Under, Wise to the Streets: Mapping the Landscapes of Urban Youth, is forthcoming. Current research projects include "Documenting Dedication" (oral histories of life-long urban educators) and "Landscapes of Opportunity" (an ethnographic study of the spatial organization of barriers and supports for learning within urban settings, particularly San Francisco and Oakland).

ANDREW M. SHANKEN | 2005-2006
Assistant Professor
College of Architecture

232 Wurster Hall

Course: Architecture [number to be determined]

Andy studied the Growth and Structure of Cities at Bryn Mawr College and earned a Ph.D. in Art History at Princeton University. He has taught Architectural History at the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, and Oberlin College, and Writing at Princeton University. He now teaches Architectural History in the Department of Architecture. His work examines the relationship between architecture and consumer culture, memory and architecture, anti-modernism in 20th century, and the intersection of architecture and planning, ostly in the United States. He has published in art history, architecture, planning, and design journals. He has finished a manuscript, 194X, a study of wartime architecture culture in the U.S., and is working on a second book, The Threat of Modern Architecture, which looks at those architects and critics who rejected and resisted the Modern Movement in America.

JONATHAN SIMON | 2006-2007
Law, JSP, Legal Studies

2240 Piedmont Avenue

Course: Legal Studies [number to be determined]

Jonathan was born in Chicago and moved to Berkeley as soon as possible. At Berkeley, Jonathan earned a B.A. (1982, Social Science Field Major), a J.D. (Boalt Hall, 1987), and a Ph.D. (1990, Jurisprudence and Social Policy). He began his teaching career as an Assistant Professor in the University of Michigan’s Department of Political Science, then moved to the University of Miami, School of Law in 1992 where he earned tenure, visiting NYU and Yale law schools. Jonathan returned to Berkeley’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program (JSP) in 2003 and became its Chair in 2004. His research interests include criminal justice in the era of mass-imprisonment; the sociology of risk and insurance; and the philosophy and history of the social sciences. A new book, Governing through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear, will be published by Oxford University Press in Fall 2006l. Jonathan’s teaching includes undergraduate Legal Studies courses in criminal justice, Boalt classes in criminal law and justice, and JSP seminars. He is currently developing an introductory course for the Legal Studies major.

PHILIP B. STARK | 2006-2007

403 Evans Hall

Course: Statistics 21

Philip received a B.A. in Philosophy from Princeton University in 1980 and a Ph.D. in Earth Science from UCSD in 1986. In between, he worked in industrial marketing and as a car mechanic. He came to Berkeley as a statistics postdoc in 1987 and joined the faculty in 1988. His research interests include human hearing, information retrieval, earthquake prediction, the Big Bang, the U.S. Census, Earth's magnetic field, and the internal structure of the Sun. Philip is the author of an online statistics course, SticiGui. He chaired UC Berkeley's Educational Technology Committee from 2001-2005. Philip is the principal investigator of grants from Hewlett Packard that added nearly 400 access points to AirBears, the campus wireless network. He has consulted for a broad spectrum of government agencies, public utilities and businesses.

ELAINE TENNANT | 2006-2007

5411 Dwinelle Hall

Course: German 55

Elaine teaches in the German Department. Her research interests include the literary and cultural traditions of the Holy Roman Empire before 1700, the history of the German language, and the transition from manuscript to print culture. Much of her teaching on medieval Germany is intended for graduate students, but she offers occasional modern courses for undergraduates. Redesigning one of these, “The World of Yesterday: Vienna 1900,” is her Mellon project. Elaine has published studies on the emergence of the German common language as well as essays on medieval German epic and romance, verbal and visual culture in early modern Germany, early book design, New Historicism, and intellectual property. She is currently working on Maximilian I’s elaborately illustrated verse romance, Theuerdank (1517). Elaine received a B.A. from Stanford, an A.M. and Ph.D. from Harvard.

D. PAUL THOMAS | 2006-2007
Political Science

210 Barrows Hall

Course: Political Science 118 AC

Paul has been a Professor of Political Science on campus since 1975. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he was a lecturer at UC Davis, and taught at Harvard and The University, Liverpool, U.K. He was born in Chester, Cheshire, and earned his First Class Honors Degree, B. A. in Modern History with Economics and Politics from the University of Manchester. Paul holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University and was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. He has authored several books on Marxism and most recently co-authored a book entitled Culture and the State. He has published widely in the literature of Political Science and Film Studies, while also publishing in national and local newspapers.

| 2004-2005
Assistant Professor
Women's Studies

3412 Dwinelle Hall

Course: Art 23 AC |Women's Studies 23

Charis is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Rhetoric. She is affiliated with the Department of Sociology, the Beatrice Bain Research Group, the Center for the Study of Sexual Cultures, the Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, the new Disability Studies initiative, the Center for New Media, and the Science and Technology Studies initiative that is in its early stages. She is the author of Making Parents: Reproductive Technologies in a Biomedical Age (MIT Press, 2005) and is completing a manuscript entitled Charismatic Megafauna and Miracle Babies: Essays in Selective Pronatalism, which includes her research on biodiversity conservation in East Africa and the Southwest United States. She is currently carrying out research into transnational formations of race, immigration, and naturalization in pro and anti natalist scientific practices with humans and animals. Charis teaches classes on Gender and Environment; Gender, Race, Nation, and Science; Population and Reproduction in Transnational Perspective; Foundations of American Cybercultures; Feminist Theory; Science and Technology Studies; Bodies and Boundaries, and Gender and Health.

RUTH TRINGHAM | 2003-2004

232 Kroeber Hall

Course: Anthropology 2

Ruth received her Ph.D. in Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, with sojourns at Charles University, Prague and the (former) University of Leningrad, USSR. She came to the US as a "drained brain," hired by Harvard, but she found tenure and happiness at the University of California, Berkeley where she is currently Professor of Anthropology. Her research for the last 30 years has focused on the transformation of early agricultural (Neolithic) societies of Eastern Europe, where she directed and published archaeological excavations in the former Yugoslavia, and Bulgaria. Since 1997, she has expanded this research interest to include Turkey, directing a team from UC Berkeley in the excavation of the 9000-year old site of Çatalhöyük. Current research focuses on the life histories of buildings and the construction of place. Much of her recent practice of archaeology incorporates the utilization of digital -- especially multimedia -- technology in the presentation of the process of archaeological interpretation, for example in the "Chimera Web" [http://www.mactia.berkeley.edu/chimera/], about the Neolithic site of Opovo, Yugoslavia and her current project about Çatalhöyük, "Dead Women Do Tell Tales." In 1998, she was awarded the Presidential Chair in Undergraduate Teaching for a plan to incorporate multimedia authoring into teaching regular courses in archaeology. She is now recognized internationally as one of the leaders of digital education and digital publishing in archaeology. In 2001 with her colleagues Meg Conkey and Rosemary Joyce, she was awarded the Educational Initiatives Award for the innovative development of digital education in the Multimedia Authoring Center for Teaching in Anthropology (MACTiA).

School of Education

179 Cesar Chavez Student Center

Course: Education 75

Derek earned his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies, his Master's degree in Education, and his undergraduate degree in PEIS/German, all from UC Berkeley. He joined the faculty as a lecturer in 1997 and has taught courses in American Studies and in the School of Education. Derek's area of expertise includes cultural studies of play, sport and American culture, the intersections of athletics and academics, and the history of intercollegiate athletics. His publications include "Boys who play hopscotch: The historical divide of a gendered space," "Non-cognitive Predictors of Student Athletes' Academic Performance" (with Herbert D. Simons), and "Academic Motivation and the Student Athlete" (with Herbert D. Simons and Martin V. Covington). As an undergraduate at Berkeley, Derek earned Academic All-American honors. He has been the Director of the Athletic Study Center at UC Berkeley since June 2001.

LETI VOLPP | 2006-2007

893 Simon, Boalt Hall

Course: Legal Studies [number to be determined]

Leti joined the Boalt Hall School of Law faculty in July 2005. Her writing focuses on the relationship between migration, culture, identity and citizenship; she has published on Asian American history, post-9/11 constructions of citizenship, the discourse of feminism versus multiculturalism, and the use of the "cultural defense." She began teaching at American University Law School in 1998 and visited at UCLA Law School in 2004-5. Her teaching career followed a previous life as a public interest attorney, mostly defending the rights of immigrants, in San Francisco, Washington D.C. and New York. She has a B.A. in Biology from Princeton, a J.D. from Columbia, and Masters degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Edinburgh. After eight years of teaching law students, she looks forward to teaching her first undergraduates.

College of Engineering

235 Bechtel Engineering Center

Course: Engineering 190

John received his B.A. from Princeton University (magna cum laude in Religion). He came to UC Berkeley on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, receiving both his M.A. and Ph.D. (in English). He taught Restoration and 18th Century literature at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, then ventured into early multi-media for four years, as a management consultant. In 1977, he ventured still further afield - to Saudi Arabia -- where he remained for the next 24 years, teaching all levels of English (beginners to Ph.D candidates) at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. He was director of the university's English Language Center for two years, implementing a technical reading and writing emphasis throughout its program. He then coordinated a technical communications course for many years. Since 2001, he has taught technical communication at UC Berkeley's College of Engineering.


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