Tianna Paschel is an associate professor of sociology and African American studies at the University of California at Berkeley. She is interested in the intersection of racial ideology, politics, and globalization in Latin America.

She has written for publications including the American Journal of Sociology, the Du Bois Review, SOULS: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. She is the author of the award-winning 2018 book Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil, and co-editor, with Petra Rivera-Rideau and Jennifer Jones of Afro-Latin@s in Movement: Critical Approaches to Blackness and Transnationalism in the Americas.

Paschel is a Ford Fellow and a member of the American Political Science Association Task Force on Race and Class Inequality, the Council of the Law Section of ASA, and the Steering Committee of the Network of Anti-Racist Action and Research (RAIAR).