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

February 4, 2019

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

January 16, 2019

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." 

California Map

Racial Politics Across Red and Blue

January 16, 2019

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.

Tina Sacks is New CRSC Chair

August 22, 2018

Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor of Social Welfare, is the new CRSC faculty chair. Her fields of interest include racial disparities in health; social determinants of health; race, class and gender; and poverty and inequality. Her current research project is "Gender Dynamics and SNAP/CalFresh Enrollment among Immigrant Households in California." Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, Professor Sacks spent nearly a decade in federal service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she honed her macro-practice skills in public health and social work. We wish outgoing chair Chris Zepeda-Millán all the best in his new position at UCLA.

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