Interdisciplinary Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities

University of California, Berkeley

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The following bibliographies present topic areas related to courses, book projects, or research projects. Check back for updates.

“Reading is not walking on the words; it's grasping the soul of them.”
― Paulo Freire

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  Painting: Philipp Von Fultz

  Illustration: Chad Crowe


We have a keen interest in forming working groups in the following categories. If you would like to participate, please send an email to the address here and let us know about yourself and your interests.


UC Berkeley Signature Initiative

"The Future of Democracy" has been identified by UC Berkeley faculty as a signature initiative to guide interdisciplinary research at the University. A working group of faculty from various departments identified three primary categories of study for scholars to focus on:

A:  Citizenship and Migration

B:  Democratic Speech Cultures

C:  Making Democracy Work

The Democracy Lab proposes to continue work that is intended to shed light on several components of these three areas of "The Future of Democracy" initiative.

For example, the topics of both voter suppression and US foreign policy in Latin America illuminate key aspects of category C, Making Democracy Work. Our working groups are important as contributions to this university wide conversation because we build from Latin American perspectives to address issues that emerge across all three of the categories above.



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