Center for Research on Social Change faculty affiliates Nikki Jones, Professor of African American Studies, and G. Cristina Mora, Associate Professor of Sociology, received the 2020 Faculty Mentor Awards for their outstanding commitment to guiding and supporting their advisees.
Center for Research on Social Change faculty member Travis J. Bristol received a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Bristol aims to use this fellowship to study the impact of school district practices on the learning of novice male teachers of color and to offer solutions to prepare veteran teachers to help novice male teachers of color.
Center for Research on Social Change faculty affiliate Kurt Organista is one of two instructors to receive the 2020 American Cultures Excellence in Teaching Award for his courses that analyze the "parallel historical development of race and ethnic relations and the profession of social welfare." He was commended for allowing students to engage and grasp the complex course content through reflections and discussions.