Three Scholars Join the Faculty of Berkeley Sociology

We are excited to welcome three scholars to our faculty. 

Ekédi Mpondo-Dika is currently a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. She will be taking a postdoctoral scholar position with Berkeley's School of Social Welfare before her faculty appointment starts in 2024. Dr. Mpondo-Dika is an ethnographer who studies emotion, family and inequality (

Ricarda Hammer is currently a graduate student at Brown University. She will be taking a postdoctoral position at the University of Michigan’s Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies before her faculty appointment starts in 2023. Harmmer is a comparative historical scholar who studies race, anti-colonialism and globalization (

Daniel Cohen is currently an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cohen studies the politics of climate change, investigating the intersections of climate change, housing, political economy, social movements, and inequalities of race and class in the United States and Brazil (