Professors Cristina Mora and Tianna Paschel, CRSC affiliated faculty members, have received a second year of funding from the Russell Sage Foundation for their project, California Color Lines: Racial and Political Attitudes in the Age of Precariousness. This mixed method study was originally funded with an ISSI seed grant. The project leverages the political and geographic diversity of California to analyze how Californians make sense of race and class in the present context of increasing economic precariousness and political polarization. Using survey data and interviews with Californians from different regions, Mora and Paschel also investigate how place shapes the economic and political experiences of belonging and exclusion.
Berkeley Law Professor Franklin Zimring has won the top international honor in criminology, the Stockholm Prize. Noted among his accomplishments cited by the award committee were his books, Crime is Not the Problem: Lethal Violence in America (with Gordon Hawkins) and The City That Became Safe. Professor Zimring joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 1985. He shares this award with Duke University economist Philip Cook, who earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. The full story is here.
CRSC faculty affiliate G. Cristina Mora is quoted in an LA Times piece about recent polling that found that a majority of California voters from both parties agree that immigrants make the US "a better place to live."