García Bedolla Named Winner of Chancellor's Award

November 14, 2017

IGS Director Lisa García Bedolla has been named a 2017 winner of the Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence and Equity. The award acknowledges meritorious achievement by faculty in pursuit of the University's mission to create an inclusive environment, serving the needs of our increasingly diverse state, and highlighting inequalities in society and the pathways to resolving them. This distinguished recognition includes a $10,000 grant. 

García Bedolla is a Professor in the Graduate School of Education. She uses the tools of social science to reveal the causes of political and economic inequalities in the United States, considering differences across the lines of ethnorace, gender, class, geography, and sexuality. She has published four books and dozens of research articles, earning five national book awards and numerous other awards. She has consulted for presidential campaigns and statewide ballot efforts and has partnered with over a dozen community organizations working to empower low-income communities of color. 

Professor García Bedolla earned her PhD in political science from Yale University and her BA in Latin American Studies and Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley.

An article about the 2017 award recipients is at Berkeley News.