Kristen Brock-Petroshius is a Doctoral Candidate in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research spans Social Welfare, Public Policy, and Political Science and focuses on Community Organizing, Social Justice, and Race, Ethnicity, & Politics. Kristen’s community-engaged scholarship is primarily concerned with changing the dominant racial and political attitudes of predominantly white communities in the United States–as a strategy to work towards the elimination of structural racism. She uses both quantitative and qualitative methods, with a particular focus on field experiments.
Kristen is an affiliate of the UCLA Race, Ethnicity, Politics & Society Lab and current Marvin Hoffenberg Fellow in American Politics & Public Policy. Her research has been funded by the Russell Sage Foundation, Haynes Foundation, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), and the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy. She is also a recipient of the Association for Community Organization & Social Action (ACOSA) 2021 Doctoral Student Award and the Influencing Social Policy 2021 Robert L. Schneider Dissertation Award.