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Conference CFP: Mobilizing Across Housing Injustice

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.

 

College Expectations and Enrollment Outcomes

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

Ford Foundation Recognizes Travis Bristol

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.”

Why Middle-class Black Women Dread the Doctor’s Office

Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor of Social Welfare and Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change (CRSC), researches racial discrimination across class and how it shapes experiences of health care as well as health outcomes. Her new  book, Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System (Oxford University Press) is featured in this Berkeley News article. Professor Sacks will be discussing her work at a CRSC event on April 2.

Travis Bristol

Kudos to Professor Bristol

Travis Bristol, CRSC affiliated faculty member and Assistant Professor of Education, received a grant from the W.T. Grant Foundation for his project “Student-Teacher Ethnoracial Match and Student Outcomes in One Large Urban School District.” This project will build on Professor Bristol's past work, some of which is described in his most recent article (co-authored with Matthew Shirrell), "Who is Here to Help Me? The Work-Related Social Networks of Staff of Color in Two Mid-Sized Districts." 

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Racial Politics Across Red and Blue

CRSC faculty members Cristina Mora (Sociology) and Tianna Paschel (Sociology and African American Studies) received a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for their project “California Colorlines: Political Attitudes in the Age of Precariousness.” Drawing on original survey and in-depth interview data, the project leverages the geographic diversity of California, which includes deeply red agricultural towns and blue coastal pockets, to reveal how location mediates the way that individuals develop political dispositions.

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