Kristen Brock-Petroshius is a Doctoral Student in Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research spans both Social Welfare and Political Science and focuses on Race, Ethnicity, & Politics, Political Psychology, Community Organizing Practice, and Social Justice. She uses quantitative and qualitative methods – with a particular focus on field experiments. Her community engaged scholarship explores methods to change dominant racial and political attitudes in predominantly white communities within the United States.
She 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 Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI), the UCLA Graduate Division’s Graduate Research Mentorship Program, the Institute on Inequality and Democracy, the Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. Social Justice Award, and the UCLA Luskin Diversity, Disparities, and Differences Grant.