Othering & Belonging Institute



John a. Powell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, structural racism, housing, poverty, and democracy. He is the Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, a research institute, and a professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies. Powell is also a Holder of the Robert D. Haas Chancellor’s Chair in Equity & Inclusion.