Kristen Brock-Petroshius is a community organizing scholar and practitioner studying methods to increase support for racial justice policies. She has an interdisciplinary background with extensive training in the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics subfield of Political Science and an anti-racist research agenda focused on building knowledge to inform organizing practice––all towards the aim of eliminating structural racism. Kristen also examines questions related to anti-racist social work practice.
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.