Diversity, Culture, & Inclusion

Michael Omi


Michael Omi is the co-author of Racial Formation in the United States, a groundbreaking work that transformed how we understand the social and historical forces that give race its changing meaning over time and place.  The 3rd edition of the book was released in 2015.

Eli Moore


Eli Moore is Program Manager for the Haas Institute’s strategic partnerships with grassroots community-based organizations. Eli has more than 10 years experience working with organizers to develop research and strategic capacity. Eli has written a number of reports and strategy papers on environmental justice, mass incarceration, community economic development and community health issues.

Stephen Menendian


Stephen Menendian is the Assistant Director and Director of Research at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and the former senior legal associate at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University. Stephen oversees the Institute’s burgeoning research initiatives and ongoing projects, including the development of the Inclusiveness Index, opportunity enrollment methodology for university admissions, network building efforts, and community engagement.

Victoria Plaut


Victoria Plaut, a social and cultural psychologist, joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2010-2011 from the University of Georgia where she was Assistant Professor of Psychology. She also previously taught at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester, Massachusetts, before joining the UGA faculty in 2005. She was a visitor at Berkeley Law in 2009-2010. Dr. Plaut's research on diversity, culture, and inclusion aims to address the challenges and opportunities of working, living, and learning in diverse environments.

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