Asad L. Asad is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stanford University and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. His scholarly interests encompass social stratification, migration and immigrant incorporation, race/ethnicity, and health. Asad's current research agenda considers how institutions—particularly U.S. immigration policy and practice—mediate various facets of inequality.
Award winning novelist, playwright and journalist, Juan Villoro (Mexico, 1956) has been a professor of literature at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), in Mexico City; and a visiting professor at Yale University, Princeton University and the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.
His Spanish translation and adaptation of Egmont, by Goethe, was staged in Mexico by the Compañía Nacional de Teatro. He has also translated Quartet, by Heiner Müller.
Stephen Haber is A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is also Professor of Political Science, Professor of History, and Professor of Economics (by courtesy), a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Center for International Development. Haber’s research spans a number of academic disciplines, including comparative politics, financial economics, and economic history.
My scientific work examines the study of species interactions in tropical ecosystems from Latin America and Africa. Recent research highlights the decline of animal life (“defaunation”), and how this affects ecosystem processes/services. I teach ecology, natural history, and conservation science at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Stanford, and conducts science education programs with underserved children in the Bay Area and in Mexico. My lab includes undergrads, graduate students, postdocs and visiting scholars from US, Latin America and Spain.
Beatriz Magaloni is Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University.
In my work, I examine the intersection of social, political, environmental, and technological change in modern Mexico and Latin America by focusing on the history of agrarian reform, water control, hydraulic technology, drought, and climate change.
PAMELA MATSON is an interdisciplinary sustainability scientist, academic leader, and organizational strategist. She served as dean of Stanford University’s School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences from 2002-2017, building interdisciplinary departments and educational programs focused on resources, environment and sustainability, as well as co-leading university-wide interdisciplinary initiatives.
The natural history of common viral liver diseases of man is poorly understood, despite the fact that chronic liver diseases of man may result in death from liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma. Our group is interested in understanding:1) the relationship between clinical and virologic events in patients with chronic viral hepatitis B and C.2) the impact of antiviral or immunomodulatory therapy on the natural history of patients with hepatitis B or C.3) The use of new radiologic techniques as diagnostic tools in patients with liver diseases.