Tonya D. Lindsey

Job title: 
Senior Researcher

Tonya D. Lindsey is a senior researcher at the California Research Bureau where she uses
her expertise in research methods to analyze a wide variety of policy questions at the
request of legislators, the governor’s office, and their staff. Her publications include
analyses of inequity, open government principles, race in California prisons for men, and
mass media ownership among other policy-related topics. She is a lecturer in the sociology
department at California State University, Chico where she teaches social statistics,
research methods, and public sociology. Her current research with IGS is on Minding the
Gaps: California Counties at Work. She received her PhD in sociology with area exams in
political sociology and culture from the University of California, Santa Barbara.