Author

Alex Kulick

Alex Kulick is a graduate student in sociology at UCSB. His studies focus on the contextual influences on health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth communities.

Rethinking Academia and Social Justice: Reflections from Emerging Scholars

The death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and the responding protests served as a catalyst for the resurgence of #BlackLivesMatter, a movement working to shift national and local conversations about race, class, gender, and inequality. In this essay, the authors reflect on how academia can answer this call, from their positions as emerging scholars.