Operations Director

Mila MacBain oversees the day-to-day operations of the IRP. She studied literature and music in Aix-en-Provence, France, and at UC Santa Cruz, where her graduate study focused on the 18th-century epistolary novel. Before coming to Berkeley, she worked as a translator and editor and managed language programs in the California community college system. MacBain brings seven years of university organizational and administrative skills to the IRP, where she has settled after a 15-month research trip that took her, among other places, to Quebec, Alsace, and the Shetland Islands.