Claude S. Fischer is Professor of the Graduate School in Sociology. He arrived at Berkeley in 1972 with an undergraduate degree from UCLA and a Ph.D. from Harvard. Most of his early research focused on the social psychology of urban life—how and why rural and urban experiences differ—and on social networks, both coming together in To Dwell Among Friends: Personal Networks in Town and City (1982).
American Social History
Takiyah Franklin serves as a core member of the Othering & Belonging Institute faculty research clusters and program teams, supporting cluster research and Othering & Belonging Institute program activities. Takiyah works with the Associate Director and Institute staff to provide direct coordination, program development, and administrative support to both plan for and organize cluster and Institute project activities and agendas.