Sierra Leone

Michelle Reddy

Program Director and Assistant Adjunct Professor, Master of Development Practice
Goldman School of Public Policy

Michelle Reddy is a political sociologist with interest in international development and organizations. Her recent work has largely focused on social mobilization during crises: Ebola, COVID-19, and the European migration crisis. A second, related line of work focuses on the expansion and professionalization of education nonprofits in developing countries. In 2022 she was...

G. Tucker Childs


G. Tucker Childs (1948-2021) received his PhD in Linguistics in 1988. His dissertation was The phonology and morphology of Kisi. Tucker helped to run the African language program in its early days while he was a student. From Portland State University, where he was a professor of Applied Linguistics, he continued to provide support and encouragement to the UC Berkeley Center for African Studies and the...

Mariane Ferme

Professor, Curator of African Ethnology
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology