FACULTY CLUSTERS

At the heart of the Haas Institute are seven clusters of teaching and research that focus on addressing society’s most pressing and pivotal issues related to vulnerable and marginalized populations.  

As part of the UC Berkeley Initiative for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity funded by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund in 2010, the Haas Institute draws upon Berkeley’s considerable multidisciplinary research excellence and history of engaged scholarship. The Haas Institute creates coherence among faculty clusters and provides leadership on policy and the formation of structures, while endowed cluster chairs lead faculty members in aligning areas of research to work on the game-changing issues that emerge. The Institute’s seven research clusters involve almost 100 researchers from across the University of California system. At its core are eight endowed chairs focused on equity and inclusion — a force that is unprecedented at Berkeley, and unparalleled in the nation. 

The faculty clusters are organized into the following areas:

FACULTY PROFILE SERIES

Click to read profiles on the following faculty clusters:

For more information on what our cluster members are currently researching, search our Expert Database.