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D-Lab Hours Fall 2019

The D-Lab Collaboratory work space in 356 Barrows is open to our community Monday - Thursday, 9am - 5pm and Friday, 9am - 4pm.


The program is designed to give outstanding UC Berkeley graduate students the opportunity to advance their training within the D-Lab’s diverse and intellectually vibrant community. We offer...
Research is the biggest driving force behind innovation and success. It is also the main reason why many of us are drawn to higher education.
The UC Berkeley D-Lab (Social Sciences Data Laboratory) is hiring up to five full-fee remission, 50% time appointment (20 hours/week), graduate student researcher (GSR) positions starting in Januar

D-Lab Hours

Happy New Year!
D-Lab public spaces and instructional and consulting services will open for the Spring Semester on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Until then, enjoy the semester break.


If you want to help better understand and combat online hate speech through research, please support the D-Lab's Hate Speech Research Project.

Affiliate Spotlight

Karen Chapple, Ph.D., is a Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Chapple, who holds the Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Urban Studies, studies the governance, planning, and development of regions in the U.S. and Latin America, with a focus on housing and economic development. Her recent book (Routledge, 2015) is entitled Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development. She is currently finishing two books: Transit-Oriented Displacement? The Effects of Smarter Growth on Communities (with Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, MIT Press, 2018), and Fragile Governance and Local Economic Development: Evidence from Peripheral Regions in Latin America (with Sergio Montero, Routledge, 2018). She has most recently published on job creation on industrial land (in Economic Development Quarterly), regional governance in rural Peru (in the Journal of Rural Studies), and accessory dwelling units as a smart growth policy (in the Journal of Urbanism). In Fall 2015, she co-founded the Urban Displacement Project, a research portal examining patterns of residential, commercial, and industrial displacement, as well as policy and planning solutions. In 2015, Chapple's work on climate change and tax policy won the UC-wide competition for the Bacon Public Lectureship, which promotes evidence-based public policy and creative thinking for the public good. Chapple also received the 2017 UC-Berkeley Chancellor's Award for Research in the Public Interest.

As a faculty affiliate of the Institute of Governmental Studies, Chapple is currently engaged in research projects related to sustainability planning, specifically, on residential and commercial/industrial displacement. Since 2006, she has served as faculty director of the UC Berkeley Center for Community Innovation, which has provided over $1.5 million in technical assistance to community-based organizations and government agencies.

Featured Working Group

The Berkeley Digital Humanities Working Group began in 2011 as a place to facilitate interdisciplinary conversations around topics in the Digital Humanities (broadly defined).  We welcom

Every other Thursday, 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Featured Consultant

R, Python, LaTEX, Dataset building/cleaning, data visualization, text analysis, and machine learning. Please contact me if you are interested in writing more efficient code!
By Appointment

I am a PhD candidate in political science, specializing in comparative historical approaches to the study of race and ethnic politics. My research examines coalitional dynamics within minority communities. focusing on the conditions under which ethnic minority groups form a race-based coalition in the United States and elsewhere.