Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday, March 1st @ 9AM to meet Jessica Law, a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. Jessica is studying racial classification and formation, the politics of statistics, and state knowledge. Through her research, Jessica explores how categories of race are tied to the official, bureaucratic categories that we see on things like the census. Tune in to hear about the social construction of race, Minnesota’s All Kids Count Act, and why Jessica chose UC Berkeley for her graduate studies.
The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM. Past episodes are available to listen and download free on iTunes or online. This episode of The Graduates was hosted by Daniella Lake, an undergraduate student in the Department of Media Studies.