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The Program in Critical Theory at Berkeley includes some of the most influential and critical thinkers of our time. Faculty across the campus known for research and teaching excellence make up our affiliated faculty and community. 


The Program in Critical Theory
University of California
440 Stephens Hall, MC 2340
Berkeley, CA 94720

Poulomi Saha, Chair & co-Director

Name Job title Department Role
Saba Mahmood, In Memoriam Professor Emerita Anthropology Faculty
Salar Mameni Assistant Professor Ethnic Studies Faculty
Francine Masiello Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor Emerita Comparative Literature, Spanish and Portuguese Faculty
Tom McEnaney Associate Professor; Director, Berkeley Center for New Media Comparative Literature, Spanish and Portuguese Faculty
Ramsey McGlazer Associate Professor Comparative Literature Faculty
Ramona Naddaff Associate Professor Rhetoric Faculty
Maura Nolan Associate Professor English Faculty
Andreja Novakovic Associate Professor Philosophy Faculty
Alva Noë Professor; Chair, Department of Philosophy Philosophy Faculty
Fumi Okiji Assistant Professor Rhetoric Faculty
Stefania Pandolfo Professor; Senior Research Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies Anthropology Faculty
Diego Pirillo Associate Professor Italian Studies Faculty
Djordje Popović Assistant Professor Slavic Languages & Literatures Faculty
James Porter Distinguished Professor; Irving Stone Chair in Literature Rhetoric Faculty
Paul Rabinow, In Memoriam Professor Emeritus Anthropology
Harsha Ram Associate Professor Slavic Languages & Literatures, Comparative Literature Faculty
Dylan Riley Professor; Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Field Sociology
Juana María Rodríguez Professor Ethnic Studies Faculty
Poulomi Saha Associate Professor; Co-Director, Program in Critical Theory English Faculty, Leadership
Leslie Salzinger Associate Professor; Chair, Department of Gender and Women's Studies Gender and Women's Studies Faculty
Debarati Sanyal Professor; Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Critical Inquiry French Faculty
Kevin Shadel Assistant Professor East Asian Languages and Cultures Faculty
Hans Sluga William and Trudy Ausfahl Professor Emeritus Philosophy Faculty
Barbara Spackman Distinguished Professor Emerita; Former Giovanni and Ruth Elizabeth Cecchetti Chair of Italian Literature Italian Studies, Comparative Literature Faculty
Eric Stanley Associate Professor; Haas Distinguished Chair in LGBT Equity Gender and Women's Studies Faculty
Mario Telò Professor Comparative Literature, Ancient Greek & Roman Studies Faculty
Soraya Tlatli Associate Professor French Faculty
Christopher Tomlins Elizabeth Josselyn Boalt Professor of Law UC Berkeley School of Law Faculty
Sarah E. Vaughn Associate Professor Anthropology Faculty
Leti Volpp Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice UC Berkeley School of Law Faculty
Loïc Wacquant Professor Sociology Faculty
Rhiannon Noel Welch Associate Professor; Giovanni and Ruth Elizabeth Cecchetti Chair of Italian Literature Italian Studies Faculty
Nathaniel Wolfson Assistant Professor Spanish and Portuguese Faculty
Damon Young Associate Professor French, Film & Media Studies Faculty
Alexei Yurchak Professor Anthropology Faculty
Nasser Zakariya Associate Professor Rhetoric Faculty