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Travis J. Bristol

Travis J. Bristol

Travis J. Bristol is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Previously, he was a Peter Paul Assistant Professor at Boston University. He is a former student and teacher in New York City public schools and teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program. Dr. Bristol's research is situated at the intersection of policy and practice and is centered on three interrelated strands: (1) district and school-based practices that support educators of color; (2) national, state, and local education policies that enable and constrain the workplace experiences and retention for educators of color; (3) the intersection of race and gender in schools. His research has appeared in various peer-reviewed journals, and he has received multiple fellowships, most recently a 2019 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2016, he received the inaugural teacher diversity research award from the AACTE and in 2019, an emerging scholar award from the CIES, African Diaspora SIG. He is on the boards of Teach Plus; the National Center for Teacher Residencies; and the East Bay School for Boys. His Ph.D. in education policy is from Columbia University.

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