Tiffany Hamidjaja

Tiffany Hamidjaja is a second year Sociology PhD student at UC Berkeley and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Her research focuses on children of incarcerated parents as collateral consequences of mass incarceration and the criminal justice system. Prior to Berkeley, she was a research assistant at Columbia University and an Assistant Director of Research for the Empower Lab at NYU. She was also editor of the book Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: a Complete Clinical Guide. She holds a B.A. in Sociology of Criminology, Law, and Deviance and Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Anthony Ocampo: The Lives of Queer Filipino Americans and Being Asian American in Academia

As two Asian Americans in Sociology, we were so excited when we got the chance to interview Anthony Ocampo. A leading public voice on the lives and experiences of queer Filipino Americans, his writings fuse together personal narrative and sociological research that inspire our own life and work. In the following conversation, we discuss his […]

Matthew Clair: Ethnography, Sociology as a Collective Endeavor, and Inequalities in the Legal System

Matthew Clair is a pathbreaking sociologist whose research broadly investigates how cultural meanings within our institutions reflect, reproduce, and challenge inequality and injustice. We first got to know Matt as a professor in an undergraduate sociology theory course at Stanford (for Janna) and as a scholar in law and society (for Tiffany). Through this serendipitous […]

Dorothy Roberts: Radical Scholarship, Abolition, and Fighting for a Just World

Dorothy Roberts is a preeminent scholar, activist, and public intellectual whose work breaks through disciplinary molds to inform our knowledge of policing, family welfare systems, bioethics, and medicine. We were deeply honored to sit down with her for an interview, where she shares how her childhood and life experiences shape her principles for abolition in […]

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 […]