Sex and Gender

Adam Burston

Adam Wright
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graduate student associates
Department of Sociology
UC Santa Barbara
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Graduate Student Fellow

Adam Burston is a Ph.D. student in the Sociology Dept. with an emphasis in Information, Technology, and Society. His work lies at the intersection of gender, race, and social movement studies. His dissertation research focuses on the strategies that conservative and right-wing activists employ to form multi-racial coalitions, mobilize in digital and physical spaces, and enact social change. He is also assisting Drs. Sarah Thébaud and Brenda Major on research that addresses the impact of normative gender stereotypes in America. Before Adam came to UCSB he was a research associate with Carnegie Mellon’s Dept. of Engineering and Public Policy and a volunteer crisis counselor with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR).

Micah Villarreal

Micah Villarreal
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graduate student associates
Department of Economics
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

I am a PhD student in the Department of Economics at UCSB and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Before coming to Santa Barbara, I earned a B.A. in International Relations with a concentration in Economics from Wellesley College, and did research on labor, housing and education at Abt Associates. My current research interests include labor, social policy, and increasingly, economic history, along with applied econometrics. I am working on a  project concerning interracial interactions during the Jim Crow era of the American South.

Sarah Papich

Sarah Palpich
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graduate student associates
Department of Economics
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

I am a Ph.D. student in Economics at UC Santa Barbara. I graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. My research interests are in labor economics, public economics, and health economics. I am currently researching policy changes that affect fertility.

Charlotte Hoppen

Charlotte
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graduate student associates
Department of Sociology
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

Charlotte is a PhD student in Sociology at UCSB, and studies gender and sexuality, education, sexual violence, and organizational culture. She graduated from the University of Michigan in May of 2020 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Organizational Studies, and a sub-plan in Law, Justice, and Social Change. Charlotte's undergraduate honors thesis was a quantitative study on whether certain subsets of university institutions provided greater equal access to education under Title IX, thus leading to further gender and educational inequalities. She hopes to broaden her educational and research horizons in the future, and is currently pursuing her MA thesis. 

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