New faculty, hired in clusters, to address global issues, equity, justice

September 2, 2021

Five new faculty members at UC Berkeley this fall hail from disparate U.S. states, academic disciplines and personal backgrounds. But they’re already forming a team partnered around one critical global issue — climate equity and environmental justice — as part of six interdisciplinary faculty “cluster hires” underway on campus.

From sociologist Daniel Aldana Cohen, another member of the new Climate Equity and Environmental Justice Cluster and an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology in the College of Letters & Science: “For a long time, I’ve wanted to be in a group of people focused on different issues involving the climate emergency, so this cluster is extremely exciting. We have big challenges in the 21st century, and we need to approach them from multiple perspectives.”

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