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September 8, 2016
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Faculty Associations’ Letter to the President of Long Island University

As you may already know, three days ago, President of Long Island University Kimberly R. Cline and the Board of Trustees locked out the faculty of the LIU Brooklyn Campus. After contract negotiations on a new contract dragged to the start of a new academic term, the administration simply ended negotiations. Such a lockout has never happened before in higher education in the United States. The administration not only locked out the faculty, but they also cut off their pay, their benefits, their health care, and even their university email. (For more up to date information see http://academeblog.org/2016/09/08/lockout-of-faculty-at-liu-looking-down-into-the-abyss/).

Convinced that this gross violation of labor relations and shared governance practices must be met with swift and resolute denunciation, CUCFA has sent a letter to President Cline http://cucfa.org/2016/09/letter-to-the-president-of-liu/ inviting her to desist from her chosen course of action and return to the negotiating table. We invite all UC Berkeley faculty to pay attention to the unfolding of events and participate in the discussions that are likely to follow regarding how to deal with this dangerous precedent were LIU’s administrators to persist with the look out.

You can also sign an online petition hosted by the AFT.




Dear Dr. Cline:

The Council of University of California Faculty Associations is extremely alarmed by the “lock out” action taken by your administration against the faculty of LIU-Brooklyn.

The action has no precedent in higher education in this country and constitutes a grave assault on unions, labor negotiations, and faculty themselves.

We urge you to reconsider this tactic and return to the negotiating table to bargain in good faith.

To do otherwise is to antagonize hardworking and dedicated faculty for years to come, devastate the educational aspirations and expectations of your students, many of whom have overcome tremendous obstacles to arrive at your college gates, and produce pariah status for LIU-Brooklyn in American higher education.

This path has no future for your institution and we urge you to reconsider.


The Board of the Council of UC Faculty Associations


July 4, 2016
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Response to Chancellor Dirk’s Letter concerning Intercollegiate Athletics

Below is the BFA response to Chancellor Dirk’s Letter.  You can sign the petition to withdraw the contract of Coach Harrington, pending further investigation and post comments here. Further documents can be found below the following letter.

Dear Chancellor Dirks,

Thank you for your response to our letter. While we are gratified that you are taking seriously the “win at any cost” culture of football coaching at Berkeley, we are disappointed that the new investigation you propose is confined “to assess[ing] the current state of the program and the efficacy of the many changes we have made in recent years,” thereby bypassing the question of coach Harrington’s culpability in Ted Agu’s death. If you claim that Harrington did nothing wrong, then why did the university pay out $4.75 million after admitting negligence in the civil suit brought by Agu’s parents? 

In the second (earlier) case, a UCPD investigation may have found insufficient evidence of criminal wrongdoing in the locker-room assault of Fabiano Hale, but we find no record of coach Harrington having been investigated for violations of his employment contract, which requires that “Coach’s conduct shall at all times be in a manner consistent with Coach’s position as an instructor of students.”

The question remains whether this bellicose coach, who appears to deploy homophobic and racist innuendo and to train people to death, should continue to be an employee of our university. We are not optimistic about your authorization of another investigation if you continue to regard the Tanji report as a reasonable model.  Not only did the two investigators appointed to the review have significant personal and professional ties to the staff of Intercollegiate Athletics; their report did not find any deficiencies in a training program that led to the death of one athlete and the serious injury of another.  All of the changes made to the training program, including greater medical review, were made only to settle the lawsuit filed by Ted Agu’s parents. 

What is required in these cases is serious independent review of faculty,  administrators, and staff who may have violated campus codes of conduct.   These violations should not have to await exposure through lawsuits by injured parties.

Thank you again for expressing an interest in hearing faculty concerns.  We believe we have adequately expressed the concerns of the BFA, but will encourage other faculty who wish to meet with you privately to take up your invitation.

Yours Sincerely, Michael Burawoy and Celeste Langan, Co-chairs of the Berkeley Faculty Association.  

Further documents:

Chancellor Dirks to Professors Burawoy and Langan (Reproduced in Full here)


June 30, 2016
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Enough is Enough: Petition to Suspend Contract Renewal of Football Coach, Damon Harrington

Dear faculty colleagues,

The BFA has written the letter below calling on Chancellor Dirks to suspend the renewal of Coach Harrington’s contract, pending further investigation by a truly independent inquiry. One player died, another was knocked out unconscious. This is not how a university should treat its students. The San Francisco Chronicle and the San Jose Mercury News have made detailed reports on these incidents.



In the article that appears in the San Francisco Chronicle, Brian Barsky and Michael O’Hare are reported as critics of the university administration as are Mike Smith (former legal counsel for university) and John Cummins (chief of staff under four Berkeley Chancellors). The Chancellor is quoted as being satisfied that the football coaching staff is now in compliance with regulations and best practices, but says nothing about the behavior of Harrington, who has already cost the university $4.75 million in a civil suit filed by the parents of Ted Agu. Like the sexual harassment cases, this is another instance of exonerating reckless and abusive behavior of those whom the university considers important to its mission, in this case making money from football.


Dear Chancellor Dirks:

The Berkeley Faculty Association requests the suspension of the renewal of the contract of football coach, Damon Harrington, pending further independent investigation. Harrington has allegedly been involved in two incidents: first, the over-exertion of football player, Ted Agu, leading to his death (for which the university had to pay $4.75 million in a civil suit in which the university admitted negligence); and second, provocation of team players to physically punish another player, leading to Fabiano Hale being knocked out unconscious. According to an extensive and detailed report in the San Francisco Chronicle (June 29), the investigation commissioned by the university exonerated Harrington without serious investigation of these incidents of abusive training.  If there is any truth to the allegations in the San Francisco Chronicle, condoning such behavior of its employees is out of keeping with any university that is accountable to its students and concerned to protect their safety and welfare. We, therefore, call for further independent investigation before renewing Harrington’s contract.

Yours Sincerely, Michael Burawoy and Celeste Langan for the Berkeley Faculty Association


Thanks very much to all those who signed the petition and made comments.




June 21, 2016
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BFA Annual Report AY 2015-2016

This has been an interesting and intense year. It began with the announcement that the Berkeley campus was suffering from a $150 million annual structural deficit, $100 million of which comes from servicing the debt incurred on capital projects. This set the context for much of what followed, but it got diverted by a series of cases of sexual harassment that were mishandled by the campus administration, calling its leadership into question. Beyond the campus but affecting the campus, negotiations between Napolitano and Brown resulted in the May Revise Budget of 2015, which led to the development of a third pension tier for new faculty, acceptance of increased enrollment of students at each of the campuses, and new regulations for running the campus. The BFA joined with the other UC faculty associations, as well as the Academic Senate, in opposing (unsuccessfully) the new pension tier, and called for special Senate meetings on the harassment and budget issues. It has also been developing relations with its sister organizations – AFSCME, UAW, and AFT.

1.Budget Deficit

We have known that the budget deficit was growing ever since former VC for Finance and Administration, John Wilton (who resigned in February 2016), made projections some three years ago. The administration (both the Berkeley campus and UCOP) complained that the legislature has been far from supportive in its funding while insisting on keeping fees frozen. Unable to raise revenues through regular tuition, Berkeley was operating in the red, and would exhaust its reserves in three years. Such a predicament turned the attention of the administration to new (and not so new) ways of raising revenues (“public – private partnerships,” enlargement of non-academic staff in Development, for-profit MA programs) and-most controversially-cutting costs without resorting to “across-the board” reductions. A new “Office for Strategic Initiatives” was to recommend program cuts and academic realignment. As we were told, the plan was to focus on those parts of campus that were somehow “less than excellent”.
At two Academic Senate meetings in November and February, the administration repeated the alarm and its determination to make “strategic” cuts, but offered no concrete plans; then-EVCP Steele reiterated that “everything is on the table.” Rumors swirled of a “Valentine’s Day massacre,” but nothing was forthcoming until March, when faculty heard more concrete rumors of various “realignment” plans: to dissolve the College of Chemistry, to merge ESPM with the biological sciences, to abolish the undergraduate major in Public Health. All this created an uproar from faculty, and the administration beat a rapid retreat. At the senate meeting of May 3rd. a resolution was passed to place the restructuring of the campus in the hands of the faculty and separate this from solving the budget deficit. By the end of the year, therefore, we are no nearer solving the problem of budget deficit, although the Chancellor magically announced on May 3rd that we were on course to reduce budget deficit by $85 million by the end of the next fiscal year.

2. Sexual Harassment

The university was plagued with three widely publicized cases of sexual harassment perpetrated by distinguished faculty. In the Fall, BuzzFeed revealed that the astronomer Geoffrey Marcy, a potential Nobel Laureate, had been found culpable of sexual harassment over a period of years but had been dealt soft punishment by the administration. Once this became public, the administration looked inept and his colleagues took the case into their own hands, condemning his behavior. Marcy resigned. In the Spring we learned that Graham Fleming had resigned under protest from his position as Vice-Chancellor for research, on being found culpable of sexual harassment of his subordinate – a subordinate who had herself been fired for increasing the salary of one of her subordinates with whom she had been having an affair. But, as if this was not enough, and as though it were compensation, the Chancellor then made Fleming Ambassador of the putative Global Campus.
The issue of sexual harassment was brought to a head when Tyann Sorrell, the executive assistant to Sujit Choudhry, Dean of the Law School, decided to press charges against the university for the damages she suffered as a result of Dean Choudhry’s harassment of her. Faculty were outraged when it was discovered that EVCP Steele had negotiated soft punishment for Choudhry – 10% reduction in salary, letter of apology, and counseling – in private and on the grounds (as he told Sorrell) that he didn’t want to ruin Choudhry’s career. This prompted protest letters from feminist faculty, from department chairs organized across the campus, and the calling of a special meeting of the Senate. Shortly thereafter, EVCP Steele resigned.
BFA was centrally involved in these matters, working with different concerned bodies on campus, calling for a Special Meeting of the Senate, and proposing a resolution at the end of year that passed in a packed Divisional Meeting of the Senate to establish a committee to oversee the administration’s decisions with regard to faculty who have been found culpable of sexual harassment by the Title IX office (Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination).

3. Leadership Crisis

Over the year it has become increasingly apparent how out of touch the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor have been. Despite the financial alarms sounded by the VC for Administration and Finance, most of Chancellor Dirks’ attention until this past fall was focused on his proposal for a “Global Campus.” While “thinking globally,” Dirks’ most public “local” action in 2015-16 was to build a $700,000 fence around University House, even as he also purchased a private residence in the Berkeley hills. EVCP Steele, charged with overseeing campus realignment, when asked by faculty for information about the principles and evaluative methods for determining cuts, merely repeated the mantra: “Everything’s on the table.” Meantime, in the midst of a financial crisis made worse by the effects of the previous administration’s Bain management creature, “Campus Shared Services,” Vice Chancellor Wilton, who repeatedly promised that CSS would eventually save rather than lose money, abruptly resigned. Dissatisfaction with the Office of Strategic Initiatives prompted the resignation of Vice Provost Andrew Szeri. The former Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, Gibor Basri, wrote a widely circulated email message that Geoff Marcy had suffered “the most” on being found likely to have engaged repeatedly in sexually harassing behavior. Chancellor Dirks’ claim of not having been involved in deciding the sanction of Choudhry was undermined by materials made available in the Sorrell lawsuit and then in Dean Choudhry’s public grievance. Many faculty at both of the special Senate meetings called in April supported considering a vote of “no confidence.” Only the appointment of Carol Christ, former Berkeley EVCP and past president of Smith College, as interim EVCP, and the Chancellor’s acceptance of responsibility for a series of mistakes – as well as a promise to close the “Office for Strategic Initiatives” – turned the tide.

4. The Fall-Out of the May Revise

In May 2015 President Napolitano and Governor Brown negotiated a new budget agreement. In exchange for a one-time state contribution to the $2.6 billion unfunded liability of the UC Retirement Plan of $436 million, UC agreed to a moratorium on tuition increases and the creation of a new, third tier of less secure benefits for employees hired after June 2016. In response to a promise of $25 million in additional funds from the California legislature, UC also agree to increase enrollment of in-state students by 5,000, which entailed about 750 more students at Berkeley alone. In addition, the committee of finance in the Governor’s Office would oversee a series of instructions to the campuses, designed to speed up completion to degree.
Charged by the Governor to bring the UCRP in line with the PEPRA (Public Employees Pension Reform Act) cap of $117k on pensionable salary, UCOP President Janet Napolitano convened a task force charged with the impossible goal of maintaining the “competitive advantage” of UCRP in attracting and keeping faculty and staff while reducing the Defined Benefits of new hires. The BFA worked vigorously with Senate leadership, both at Berkeley and UC-wide, in opposing the Napolitano task force recommendations-especially the UCOP-initiated proposal to offer a full “Defined Contributions” option, attractive mostly to short-term, highly-paid administrators.
James Vernon and Celeste Langan made the following arguments against the new tier : (a) it wouldn’t save much money, certainly not in the short term; (b) that it would force campuses to improve the recruitment and retention packages for new faculty to make up for loss of UC’s lavish DB system; (c) that such a generous pension system was necessary to compensate for the extensive (on average 10 years) preparation of faculty as graduate students when they are out of the labor market and accumulating debt; (d) the new tier would encourage faculty to put their money in the DC opt-out that would draw funds away from and threaten the viability of the DB system upon which the university has depended; (e) dependence on defined contributions would encourage faculty mobility as they could take their pension savings with them to another job where the system of defined benefits encouraged loyalty to UC. The task force set up by UCOP reported faculty concerns but Napolitano made only minor adjustments to the new scheme.
A second consequence of the May Revise was the mandated increase in undergraduate enrollment that came from UCOP. The UC system as a whole would have to accept 5,000 more students and of these Berkeley would have to accept 750 students. It was not at all clear how the campus would be able to absorb such an unprecedented increase in enrollments, especially given that the state was funding the increase at $5,000 per student–half the estimated cost to the university. Undergraduates are already having to pay tuition and fees to the tune of $15,000. Although the vaunted “return to aid” program means that some 40% of students don’t pay any tuition at all, other costs (especially housing, especially near the Berkeley campus) are rising steeply, and an increased demand on residence will likely push up already inflated housing costs.
In response to the budget short-fall, starting in 2008, UC campuses, but especially Berkeley and UCLA, have exploited their international renown by recruiting ever greater numbers of out-of-state and international students, amounting to 34% of admitted freshmen in 2015. Out-of-state students pay some $23,000 more than in-state students. The mandate to raise revenues by increasing out-of-state enrollment, however, undermines the strongest claim UC has on state funding. This apparent conflict of interests (between revenue-generation and public service to the state) was exacerbated by a report of the Auditor General claiming that UC was admitting out-of-state students less qualified than in-state students it rejected. California state legislators, led by Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), reacted by proposing legislation that would limit out-of-state enrollments to a 10% maximum (averaged across the 10 campuses). The final outcome is that 2016 Budget Agreement asks the Regents to impose an unspecified cap on the percentage of out-of-state students.
A third element of the May Revise is UCOP supervision of the campus instructional programs. In a 15-point plan, called the Budget Framework Implementation, the Governor called on campuses to improve time to degree by offering three-year pathways, capping the number of requirements for majors, more extensive use of credit by examination and AP credit, promotion of on-line education as well as facilitating transfer pathways from two year colleges. Overseen by the finance committee in the Governor’s office, aided and abetted by UCOP, this represents unprecedented interference in the way the campus organizes its education. All in all, the May Revise proved to be a disaster for UC, although it was presented in Oakland as a great success.

5. Relations with Sister Organizations

The budget deficit, sexual harassment, and leadership crisis have brought different sections of the campus together, around specific issues.
Last summer BFA supported graduate students protesting the elimination of health insurance for Graduate Students with dependents. We convened a joint working group, “Our University,” with the graduate student union, an affiliate of the UAW. Initially we decided to study the university from the standpoint of the lecturers, but this morphed into a study of the university as a whole, in particular the structure of senior management. In Spring, campus events, described above, overtook this study group.
Many campus low-wage service workers – custodians, car park attendants, stadium workers – labor under appalling conditions, employed by subcontractors, some of whom were under federal investigation for violating labor laws. BFA wrote a strong letter of support for the Senate Bill SB376 that would outlaw outsourcing on campus, but the Governor vetoed it after President Napolitano had mandated a $15 minimum wage for all UC employees. The Student Labor Committee together with AFSCME continued to fight against outsourcing and adopted the novel strategy of organizing boycott of campus visits by directly approaching invited dignitaries. BFA supported the campaign that eventually forced the campus administration to insource all workers. A rare success!
Represented by AFT (American Federation of Teachers) lecturers were without contract this year until they undertook public protest against the university for refusing to negotiate in good faith. BFA supported their campaign for a new contract and AFT eventually won an agreement that included wage increases and improved working conditions. The BFA has also been working with the Senate Committee on Educational Policy, which fielded a survey on the working conditions, careers and aspirations of lecturers.

6. Membership and the Senate

Board Members of the BFA have been well represented on Senate Committees: Divisional Committee (DIVCO); FWEL (Faculty Welfare); CEP (Committee on Educational Policy). The BFA called the Special Meeting on Sexual Harassment, pressed the administration for more information and accountability at the 5 Senate meetings, and spoke on behalf of the Council of UC Faculty Associations (CUCFA) at fall and spring meetings of the Regents.
We are slowly but surely increasing our membership, which is approaching 250. Following up on last year’s convivial BFA “socials,” we welcomed members and prospective members to two end-of-semester get-togethers at the Beta Lounge near campus.
An Election Notice was sent to the membership with the names of the candidates on April 8, 2016. Since we heard no opposition to these nominations prior to the May 1, 2016 election close, we now accept this slate of nominees as the Board elect for 2016-2017. Zeus Leonardo will continue his current term on the Executive Board, and current board member Chris Rosen has agreed to be appointed to the board at the end of her term on June 30, 2016. Michael Burawoy, Peter Glazer, Gillian Hart, Lyn Hejinian, Leslea Hlusko, Celeste Langan, Greg Levine, Colleen Lye, Line Mikkelsen, Leslie Salzinger, Shannon Steen, and James Vernon have been reelected for a term beginning July 1, 2016. Past Chair Wendy Brown remains a valuable advisor. We welcome 4 new appointed Board Members: Julia Bryan-Wilson (History of Art), Penny Edwards (South and South-East Asian Studies), Seth Holmes (School of Public Health), David O’Sullivan (Geography).
We are acutely aware that we must extend our reach beyond the social sciences and humanities and we should take advantage of the momentum of the last two years that have seen faculty incensed by the various moves of the administration, both campus and system-wide.

Michael Burawoy and Celeste Langan (co-chairs)
June 21, 2016


March 28, 2016
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Feminist Statement on Sexual Harassment at UC Berkeley

March 28, 2016

As feminist faculty at UC Berkeley, we are gravely disturbed by the failures of our Administration to address sexual harassment as a fundamental violation of civil rights. This year’s gross mishandling of the Marcy, Fleming and Choudhry cases reveals an administration that neither treats sexual harassment as serious nor recognizes its damage to its victims. These failures make a mockery of the Administration’s continuous verbal promotion of the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and civility; the Administration appears far more concerned with risk management and with the careers and reputations of the prominent.

Sexual harassment is a violation of equal rights prohibited by a 1976 U.S. Supreme Court interpretation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. More than merely unpleasant or offensive behavior, and in a very different legal and political category from sexual assault, sexual harassment violates the right, at work or school, to avoid barriers or burdens on the basis of one’s sex or gender. Instead of respecting this principle of equality, the current administration has gone out of its way to shield those who have engaged in repeated acts of sexual harassment, and has sacrificed the entitlement of all staff, faculty and students to a harassment-free environment.

These high profile cases have produced a general crisis of confidence in the Administration. They also identify a long-standing and seemingly worsening problem at UC Berkeley, which is that reports of harassment are difficult to lodge and are often met with lethargic, arbitrary or feeble responses. While emphasis is placed on employee compliance with online education in identifying harassment, the actual system for reporting and resolving it is discouraging and ineffective for those who would bring complaints. Consequently, many well-known repeat offenders have not been reported or, when reported, have not been stopped, a situation that has created a climate of frustration, anger and cynicism for those experiencing and witnessing harassment. Due process is essential for those charged with sexual harassment, but so too are clear, accessible and non-intimidating procedures for those who would make the charge and expect just results. The solution is not another education campaign or public statement of administrative resolve but a functional system for reporting harassment and removing harassers from positions of power over their victims.

Elizabeth Abel, Professor of English

Kathryn Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law

Sabrina Agarwal, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Alice Agogino, Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Catherine Albiston, Professor of Law

Diliana Angelova, Associate Professor of Art History

Paola Bacchetta, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies

Barbara A. Barnes, Lecturer in Gender and Women’s Studies

Brian Barsky, Professor of Computer Science

Emilie Bergmann, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Déborah Blocker, Associate Professor of French

Daniel Boyarin, Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture in Near

Eastern Studies and Rhetoric

Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Chair of Political Science

Karl Britto, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature

Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Julia Bryan-Wilson, Associate Professor of History of Art

Dana Buntrock, Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Center for Japanese Studies

Michael Burawoy, Professor of Sociology

Teresa Caldeira, Professor of City and Regional Planning

Karen Chapple, Professor of City and Regional Planning

Catherine Cole, Chair and Professor of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Margaret W. Conkey, Class of 1960 Professor Emerita of Anthropology

Raúl Coronado, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies

Mel Y. Chen, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies

Abigail De Kosnik, Associate Professor in the Berkeley Center for New Media and the

Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Clélia Donovan, Lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese and Director of Portuguese Language


Ian Duncan, Florence Green Bixby Professor of English

Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies

Laura Enriquez, Professor of Sociology

Samera Esmeir, Associate Professor of Rhetoric

Louise Fortmann, Rudy Grah Chair in Forestry and Sustainable Development and Professor of

Natural Resource Sociology

Anne-Lise François, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and English

Mia Fuller, Associate Professor of Italian Studies

Lisa Garcia-Bedolla, Chancellor’s Professor of Education and Political Science

Peter Glazer, Associate Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Steven Goldsmith, Professor of English

Kevis Goodman, Associate Professor of English

Darcy Grigsby, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Arts and


Suzanne Guerlac, Professor of French

Jocelyne Guilbault, Professor of Ethnomusicology

Kristin Hanson, Associate Professor of English

Gillian Hart, Professor of Geography

Cori Hayden, Chair and Professor of Anthropology

Lyn Hejinian, John F. Hotchkis Professor of English

David Henkin, Professor of History

Charles Hirschkind, Associate Professor of Anthropology

You-tien Hsing, Professor of Geography, Pamela P Fong Distinguished Chair in China Studies

Glynda Hull, Professor of Education

Lynn Huntsinger, Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Management

Alastair Iles, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Rosemary Joyce, Professor of Anthropology

Khalid Kadir, Lecturer in International and Area Studies

Victoria Kahn, Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Professor of English and Professor of Comparative


Robert Kaufman, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Maggi Kelly, Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Georgina Kleege, Lecturer in English

Claire Kremen, Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Chana Kronfeld, Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Comparative Literature

Celeste Langan, Associate Professor of English

Steven Lee, Associate Professor of English

Zeus Leonardo, Professor of Education

Greg Levine, Associate Professor of the History of Art

Mara Loveman, Chair and Professor of Sociology

Colleen Lye, Associate Professor of English

Saba Mahmood, Professor of Anthropology

Beatriz Manz, Professor of Geography

Waldo Martin, Morrison Professor of American History and Citizenship

Francine Masiello, Ancker Chair of Spanish and Portuguese and of Comparative Literature

Jane Mauldon, Associate Professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy

Rebecca McLennan, Associate Professor of History

Carolyn Merchant, Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Line Mikkelsen, Associate Professor of Linguistics

Trinh T. Minh-ha, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and of Rhetoric

Minoo Moallem, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies

Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor Environmental Science, Policy and Management and School

of Public Health

Ramona Naddaff, Associate Professor of Rhetoric

Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies and

Professor of Anthropology

Laura C. Nelson, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies

Richard Norgaard, Professor Emeritus, Energy and Resources Group

Ellen Oliensis, Chair and Professor of Classics

Todd Olson, Professor of History of Art

David Oppenheimer, Clinical Professor of Law

David O’Sullivan, Chancellor’s Professor and Associate Professor of Geography

Kevin Padian, Professor and Curator, Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology

  1. David Pearson, Professor in the Graduate School of Education

Laura E. Perez, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies

Leigh Raiford, Associate Professor and H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Chair of African

American Studies

Isha Ray, Associate Professor in the Energy and Resources Group

Raka Ray, Chair and Professor of Sociology and Professor of South and Southeast Asia Studies

Russell Robinson, Professor of Law

Juana Rodriguez, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies

Jesse Rothstein, Professor of Public Policy and Economics

Christine Rosen, Associate Professor in Haas School of Business

Stephen Rosenbaum, John & Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer of Law

Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning

Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English

Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies

Janelle Scott, Chancellor’s Associate Professor of Education, Public Policy and African

American Studies

Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology

Susan Schweik, Professor of English

Katherine Sherwood, Professor of Art Practice

Ellen Simms, Professor of Integrative Biology

Jeffrey Skoller, Associate Professor of Film and Media

Mary Ann Smart, Gladyce Arata Terrill Professor of Music

Katherine Snyder, Associate Professor of English

Sarah Song, Professor of Law and Political Science

Barbara Spackman, Cecchetti Professor of Italian Studies and Professor of Comparative


Shannon Steen, Associate Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Elisa Tamarkin, Associate Professor of English

Estelle Tarica, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Chair of the Graduate Group in

Latin American Studies

Charis Thompson, Chair and Chancellor’s Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies

Leti Volpp, Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law

Ivonne del Valle, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

James Vernon, Chancellor’s Professor of History

Sophie Volpp, Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature

Loy Volkman, Professor Emerita of Plant and Microbial Biology

Kim Voss, Professor of Sociology

Michael Watts, Class of 1963 Chair of Geography

Hertha D. Sweet Wong, Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of English

Brian Wright, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics



March 19, 2016
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BFA Call for Senate Meeting on the University’s handling of sexual harassment

The BFA Board has initiated a special meeting of the Academic Senate to discuss administrative failures and procedural obstacles in addressing sexual harassment on campus, to be held April 7.

Dear Chair Powell,

Under Division Bylaw 5.B, we formally petition the Academic Senate to call a special meeting of the Berkeley Division to have an open discussion of the university’s handling of sexual harassment, both administrative failures and procedural obstacles. We request that this meeting be called during the week March 28 – April 1, 2016, and in a large enough space to seat hundreds of faculty. Division Bylaw 5.B *  A Special Meeting of the Division may be called by the Chair. Upon written request of twenty-five voting members a Special Meeting must be called by the Chair or, in his or her absence or disability, by the Vice Chair. * The call to a Special Meeting must be sent to all members of the Division at least five days of instruction prior to the meeting.

1.Elizabeth Abel (English)
2.Wendy Brown (Political Science)
3. Michael Burawoy (Sociology)
4. Catherine Cole (TDPS)
5. Laura Enriquez (Sociology)
6. Mark Goble (English)
7. Steven Goldsmith (English)
8. Gillian Hart (Georgraphy)
9. Heather Haveman (Sociology)
10. Celeste Langan (English)
11. Colleen Lye (English)
12. Minoo Moallem (Gender and Women’s Studies)
13. Laura Nelson (GWS)
14. Kevin Padian (IB)
15. Leslie Salzinger (Gender and Women’s Studies)
16. Jeffrey Skoller (Film Studies)
17. Sandra Smith (Sociology)
18. Shannon Steen (TDPS)
19. Elisa Tamarkin (English)
20. James Vernon (History)
21. Leti Volpp (Law)
22. Julia Bryan-Wilson (History of Art)
23. Michael O’Hare (Public Policy)
24. Raka Ray (Sociology)
25. Rebecca McLennan (History)
26. Cori Hayden (Anthropology)
27. Michael Watts (Geography)
28. Louise Fortmann [emerita] (ESPM)
29. Karl Britto (French and Comparative Literature)
30. Peter Glazer (TDPS)
31. Gregory Levine (History of Art)
32. Jake Kosek (Geography)
33. Lyn Hejinian (English)
34. Susan Schweik (English)
35. Zeus Leonardo (Education)
36. Thomas Gold (Sociology)
37. Saba Mahmood (Anthropology)
38. Charis Thompson (GWS)
39.Daniel Schneider (Sociology)
40.Isha Ray (Energy and Resources)
41.Cybelle Fox (sociology)
42.Cihan Tugal (Sociology)
43.Irene Bloemraad (Sociology)
44.Kim Voss (Sociology)