The What, Why, and How of Our Most Human of Traits
Carol T. Christ
Carol Tecla Christ began her term as the 11th chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley on July 1, 2017. A celebrated scholar of Victorian literature, Christ is also well known as an advocate for quality, accessible public higher education, a proponent of the value of a broad education in the liberal arts and sciences, and a champion of women’s issues and diversity on college campuses.
Keltner, professor of psychology, serves as the director of the Berkeley Greater Good Science Center and co-editor of the center’s magazine, Greater Good. Keltner’s research focuses on two time-honored questions. First is the biological and evolutionary origins of human goodness, with a special concentration on compassion, awe, love, and beauty. Second is the study of power, status, and social class, and the nature of moral intuitions.
Chancellor’s Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies
Director, Chau Hoi Shuen Program in Gender & Science
Director, The Berkeley Psychophysiology Laboratory
Professor, Department of Psychology