Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Pierson’s teaching and research includes the fields of American politics and public policy, comparative political economy, and social theory.
Born in New York City and raised in Denver, Colorado, Mark Brilliant received his bachelor's degree from Brown University in 1989. He then taught social studies at Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, New York from 1990 through 1994, after which he headed to Stanford University where he earned a Ph.D. in history in 2002.
Hossein Ayazi is a Project Policy Analyst with the Global Justice program at the Othering & Belonging Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. His work addresses US and global food systems and agri-environmental policy, globalization and neoliberalism, forced migration, race, culture, state power, US settler colonialism and imperialism, and social movements. As part of the Global Justice program, he has co-authored reports on the US Farm Bill, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and global dynamics of forced migration.