Abstract due: September 15, 2019
CRSC is proud to co-sponsor "Power at the Margins II: Mobilizing Across Housing Injustice," which will take place March 12-14, 2020, at UC Berkeley. Academics across the social sciences and humanities have long worked to theorize the people, spaces, and politics of the fringes of traditional housing. Homelessness, eviction, squatters’ rights, and the right to land all find their way into fruitful interdisciplinary scholarship, much of which links these struggles to broader questions of citizenship, governance, and exclusion. Meanwhile many of the same root problems motivate housing activists around the globe. These community organizing struggles create grounded, pragmatic critiques and strategies, as activists deploy popular education to empower those immediately affected and often situate their work within broader social justice movements, including labor, criminal justice, environmental, immigration, ethnic, racial, and caste struggles. Please read the Call for Proposals if you are an academic or organizer interested in sharing your work at the conference.
Tolani Britton, Assistant Professor of Education and CRSC affiliated faculty member, has a new article, “The Best Laid Plans: Postsecondary Educational Expectations and College Enrollment in Massachusetts,” in the Journal of Higher Education. Based on an analysis of public school students’ college expectations and eventual enrollment, Britton found that while in general, college expectations are a good predictor of enrollment, both Black and Latinx students are less likely than their White peers to have college enrollment outcomes that mirror their expectations, after controlling for academic preparation
Travis J. Bristol, CRSC affiliated faculty member and Assistant Professor of Education received a 2019 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Professor Bristol gave a talk at CRSC last year on “Moving Beyond Recruitment: Supporting and Retaining Black Male Teachers.”