Diversity and Democracy

The central focus of the Diversity and Democracy Cluster is the question of how liberal democratic principles and practices adapt to an increasingly diverse population. The questions of citizenship and membership that flow from this agenda are both descriptive and normative, and touch on the formation and fragmentation of personal and communal identities by which “we” and “they” are created, the disputes about the categorization of groups and the allocation of rights and benefits to such groups (based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin or legal status), and the participation of all individuals and groups in civic and political life. These questions demand the interdisciplinary efforts of philosophers, social scientists, and legal scholars.


Rodney Hero
Distinguished Cluster Chair of Diversity Democracy, and Professor of Political Science


Cybelle Fox
Christopher Edley, Jr.
Berkeley School of Law
Christopher L. Kutz
Berkeley School of Law
Taeku Lee
Political Science
Michael Omi 
Ethnic Studies
Betrall Ross
Berkeley School of Law
Jonathan Simon
Berkeley School of Law
Sarah Song
Law and Political Science
R. Jay Wallace