Faculty

Regular Faculty

Jeffrey Q Chambers

Professor
510-642-3903
519 McCone Hall
jqchambers@berkeley.edu

Terrestrial ecosystem ecology and biogeography, tropical forests and climate change interactions, forest disturbance and recovery processes, landscape dynamics and remote sensing

Sharad Chari

Associate Professor
543 McCone Hall
chari@berkeley.edu

Geography as history of the present and as Earth/world-writing, social theory, political economy, development, agrarian studies, labor and work, racial/sexual capitalism, Black radical tradition, biopolitical struggle, oceanic humanities, photography, South Asia, South Africa, Indian Ocean.

John Chiang 

Professor and Graduate Advisor
547 McCone Hall
jch_chiang@berkeley.edu

Climate dynamics, climate variability and change, paleoclimate, and applications of climate studies to society

Kurt Cuffey

Professor and Martin Distinguished Chair in Ocean, Earth, and Climate Science
510-642-1641
525 McCone Hall
kcuffey@berkeley.edu

Glaciers, climate, geomorphology

You-tien Hsing

Professor and Pamela P. Fong Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies
510-642-3903
545 McCone Hall 
yhsing@berkeley.edu

Political economy of development in East Asia (especially China), power and space, cultural and environmental politics, urbanization; regional focus: China

Jake Kosek

Associate Professor
510-642-3903
585 McCone Hall
jake@berkeley.edu

Cultural politics of nature and difference; cultural geography, science and technology studies; critical race theory; critical cartography; biopolitics; human and the non-human; and environmental politics

Laurel Larsen

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Faculty Advisor for Physical Geography
510-642-3903
595 McCone Hall
laurel@berkeley.edu

Hydroecology, landscape dynamics, complex environmental systems, environmental restoration

Jovan Scott Lewis

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Faculty Advisor for Human Geography
597 McCone Hall
jovan@berkeley.edu

Economic geography, constructions and infrastructures of poverty, inequality, race (blackness), economy, and the market; the Caribbean (esp. Jamaica) and African-American communities 

Norman Miller

Adjunct Professor Emeritus 
510-642-3903
591 McCone Hall
nlmiller@berkeley.edu

Regional climate and hydrology, climate change impacts

Robert Rhew

Associate Professor and Department Chair
510-642-3903
539 McCone Hall
rrhew@berkeley.edu

Trace gas biogeochemistry, effect of land cover on trace gas exchange, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, and atmospheric pollution

Nathan Sayre

Professor 
510-664-4072
599 McCone Hall
nsayre@berkeley.edu

Environmental geography; social dimensions of rangeland ecology and management; environmental history; scale; political economy; climate change; food; regional focus: southwestern US, northwestern Mexico, arid and semiarid rangelands

Harley Shaiken

Professor (Geography and Education)
5633 Tolman Hall
510-643-5363
hshaiken@berkeley.edu

Latin America, labor, information technology, the organization of work, global economic integration, trade

Dave Wahl

Assistant Adjunct Professor
510-642-3903
591 McCone Hall
dwahl@berkeley.edu

Biogeography; regional focus: Central America, Western US, Pacific Islands

Lecturers & Visiting Professors

Alicia Cowart 

Lecturer
515A McCone Hall
alicia@berkeley.edu

Map design methods and technologies, critical cartography, GIS, visual communication

Peter Ekman

Lecturer
psrekman@berkeley.edu

cultural and historical geography; American and transnational intellectual histories of planning and urbanism; landscape studies; urban and suburban form; social and geographic thought; histories of knowledge, science, and expertise; materiality and material culture; temporality and historiography; ruins and ruination

Ann Laudati

Lecturer
561 McCone Hall
alaud@berkeley.edu

Africa; natural resource conflicts; conservation and development; monitoring and evaluation; qualitative fieldwork

Joseph Lough

Lecturer
673 Evans Hall
joseph.lough@gmail.com

Social Theory, Critical Theory, Modern European History, post-Marxian Social Theory

Seth Lunine

Lecturer
561 McCone Hall
slunine@berkeley.edu

Cities and suburbs; economic geography; cultural landscapes; the S.F. Bay Area, California, and the American west

Diana Negrín da Silva

Lecturer
negrindasilva@gmail.com

Human and cultural geography, race and indigeneity, social movements, Latin America and California


Jointly Appointed Faculty

William Dietrich

Professor (Primary Department: Earth & Planetary Science)
510-642-2633
313 McCone Hall
bill@geomorph.berkeley.edu

Seeking mechanistic, quantitative understanding of the form and evolution of landscapes, linkages between ecological and geomorphic processes, building tools to tackle pressing environmental problems

G. Mathias Kondolf

Professor (Primary Department: Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning)
510-642-2904
300 Wurster Hall
kondolf@berkeley.edu

Hydrology; environmental geology; environmental impact assessment; riparian zone management. Emphasis on stream channel processes as they relate to natural resource management.

Faculty Affiliates

Teresa Caldeira

Professor (City and Regional Planning)
510-642-3619
326C Wurster Hall #1850
tcaldeira@berkeley.edu

Pheng Cheah

Professor (Rhetoric)
510-642-9426
7310 Dwinelle Hall
pcheah@berkeley.edu

Iryna Dronova

Assistant Professor (Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning)
510-642-2930
304 Wurster Hall
idronova@berkeley.edu

Maggi Kelly

Professor (Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management)
510-642-7272
121 Mulford Hall
maggi@berkeley.edu

Nancy Peluso

Professor (Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management)
510-643-2797
139 Giannini Hall
npeluso@berkeley.edu

John Radke

Associate Professor (Landscape Architecture)
510-643-5995
200 Wurster Hall
ratt@berkeley.edu

Isha Ray

Associate Professor (Energy and Resources Group) 510-642-1640
310 Barrows Hall
isharay@berkeley.edu

Raka Ray

Professor (Sociology)
510-642-6081
472 Barrows
rakaray@berkeley.edu

Sally Thompson

Associate Professor (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
510-642-1980 
661 Davis Hall
thompson@ce.berkeley.edu

Emeriti

Paul Groth

Professor Emeritus (Geography and Architecture)
pgroth@berkeley.edu 

Urban life and urban form, cultural landscape studies, the United States, the history of ordinary urban architecture

Gillian Hart

Professor Emerita & Professor of the Graduate School in Geography, UC Berkeley
Distinguished Professor, Humanities Graduate Centre, University of the Witwatersrand 

551 McCone Hall
hart@berkeley.edu

Political economy, social theory, critical human geography; Southern Africa, Southeast Asia

Michael Johns

Professor Emeritus 
johns@berkeley.edu 

Cities, culture, and history in the Americas

Beatriz Manz

Professor Emeritus (Geography and Ethnic Studies) 
bmanz@berkeley.edu 

Latin America, peasantry, migrations, social movements, human rights, political/social/ethnic conflict

Richard A. Walker

Professor Emeritus
510-525-1969
walker@berkeley.edu 

Michael Watts

Professor Emeritus
555 McCone Hall
mwatts@berkeley.edu

Political economy and political ecology; energy and the environment; Africa; famine; risk and vulnerability; violence and dispossession