Bob Faris is an associate professor of sociology. His research interests include using social network analysis to examine the emergence of conflict, aggression, and other social problems.
Chris Smith is an assistant professor of sociology. Her research interests include crime and inequality, feminist criminology, historical research methods, organized crime, social network analysis, sociology of gender and urban sociology.
Travis Lybbert is a professor of agricultural and resource economics. His research focuses on the microeconomics of development, risk and technology diffusion. Two secondary research areas include environment and climate change and California agriculture with a methodological emphasis on experimental economics.
Peter Richerson is a professor emeritus of environmental studies. His research interests include cultural evolution, animal social learning and mathematical models.
Mark Lubell is a professor of environmental science and policy. His research interests include human behavior and the role of governance institutions in solving collective action problems and facilitating cooperation.
Monique Borgerhoff Mulder is a professor of anthropology. Her research interests include working on projects relating to life history, conservation, global patterns of cultural variation, evolutionary and applied aspects of natural resource management, and grand global patterns of macrocultural variation.
Cristiana Giordano is an assistant professor of anthropology. Her research interests include medical and psychological anthropology, psychoanalysis, ethno-psychiatry, subjectivity, theories of translation, migration, human rights, citizenship, anthropology of the state and the law, Italy, Europe, and the Mediterranean.
Duncan Temple Lang is a professor of statistics. He studies innovations in information technology and how to integrate computer science research concepts with the process of scientific and statistical research.
Petr Janata is a professor of psychology. His current research uses music to examine the degree to which mental processes underlying expectancy and imagery are similar, how attention processes underlie auditory experience, and to map the musical structures as they appear in the brain to guide our perception of music.