Core Faculty

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Assistant Professor, Political Science | aepost@berkeley.edu

Post was hired through the Global Metropolitan Studies initiative to enhance the university's strength in comparative urban studies. Her research lies at the intersection of comparative urban politics and comparative political economy, focusing on Latin America and the developing world more broadly.   It examines the political and institutional factors affecting vital urban services such as water and sanitation, mass transit, and electricity.  She has received U.C. Berkeley's campus-wide Carol D. Soc award for mentoring graduate students.  She is one of the primary instructors for the core courses for the Designated Emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies (GMS 200 and GMS201).  

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Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering | joanwalker@berkeley.edu

Walker was hired through the Global Metropolitan Studies initiative to enhance the university's strength in urban infrastructure systems. Her research focuses on transportation systems, with a particular focus on behavioral modeling. She works to improve the models that are used for transportation planning, policy, and operations.  Walker currently serves as a Co-Director of GMS, and she is one of the primary instructors for the core courses for the Designated Emphasis in Global Metropolitan Studies (GMS 200 and GMS201).