Elena Amaya

Elena Amaya is a second year PhD Student in Sociology with a Designated Emphasis in Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley and editor for the Berkeley Journal of Sociology. She is a 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellow, a 2022 Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation Fellow as well as the 2021 Summer Graduate Research Fellow at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Her research focuses on the relationship between racial boundary policing and sexual violence during the Holocaust.

Our Relaunch Statement

When we started graduate school at Berkeley in 2020, many things were uncertain. We were part of the first, and quite possibly the last, cohort to start entirely virtually in the Sociology department, during a tumultuous historical period where one crisis seemed to bleed into the next in a compounding effect – an ongoing global […]

Going Public: A Conversation between Arlene Stein, Jessie Daniels, and the Berkeley Journal of Sociology

Introduction: When we decided to pivot the Berkeley Journal of Sociology to public sociology, we had to take stock of what was done before us. To guide us in our own project of relaunching a public sociology journal platform, we sought out resources for academic social scientists to translate their research to the public in […]