Othering & Belonging is published by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley.


Andrew Grant-Thomas

Andrew Grant-Thomas is codirector at EmbraceRace, an online commu­nity of parents, teachers, and other caregivers to children. He is also a race and social justice consultant with a wide range of educational, nonprofit, phil­anthropic, and research institutions. Previously, Andrew has directed work at Proteus Fund, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard Univer­sity, and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, where he was editor-in-chief of its journal, Race/Ethnicity. Andrew earned his BA in Literature from Yale University, his MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.


Rachelle Galloway-Popotas

Rachelle Galloway-Popotas directs the Haas Institute’s overall communications strategy with the mission to bring the intellectual resources of the Institute to the wider world through a variety of media and tools, including publications, events, and online media. Rachelle has worked in the nonprofit communications field for over 15 years, where she has specialized in amplifying mission-driven work through visual and editorial efforts, while building a communications infrastructure to support organizations’ strategic vision. Rachelle has degrees in graphic design and political science and is a citizen of the Caddo Nation.

Stephen Menendian

Stephen Menendian is the assistant director and director of research at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Stephen leads and oversees many of the Institute’s projects and burgeoning initiatives, including the Inclusiveness Index and opportunity mapping project. Stephen has also developed and authored several amicus briefs on behalf of the Institute, most recently a social science brief filed on behalf of the University of Texas in Fisher v. Texas.

Michael Omi

Michael Omi is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. Omi is the coauthor of Racial Formation in the United States, a groundbreaking work that transformed how we understand the social and historical forces that give race its changing meaning over time and place. The third edition of the book was released in 2015. Omi was the associate director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society since its inception in 2012 and is an affiliated faculty member of Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies. Michael is a recipient of UC Berkeley’sDistinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching and an honor bestowed to fewer than 300 Berkeley faculty members since the award’s inception in 1959.


Marie Otsuka


Rachel Wiseman


Cecilia Paredes


Stacey Atkinson

Mirror Image Publishing


Marie Otsuka


Rachelle Galloway-Popotas


Elsadig Elsheikh

The work of the Haas Institute is generously supported by the following: The Akonadi Foundation; The Annie E. Casey Foundation; The California Endowment; The Ford Foundation; The Kresge Foundation; The Levi Strauss Foundation; Linked Fate Fund for Justice at The Tides Foundation; The Northwest Area Foundation; Open Society Foundations; and, The W.K.Kellogg Foundation. And a special thank you to George Breslauer for his support in launching this new publication.