Biography: Ian Breckenridge-Jackson is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of California, Riverside and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. He specializes in gender, race, and class inequalities with an emphasis on social movements and volunteerism. Ian was awarded the ASA Community Action Research Initiative Award to engage in community-based research in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, and also received a research grant from the UC Center for New Racial Studies to examine volunteerism in post-Katrina New Orleans. His work is featured in peer-reviewed journals such as Politics, Groups, and Identities and Policy Matters, edited volumes including The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Women’s Social Movement Activism and The Routledge International Handbook of World Systems Analysis, and popular outlets including TIME.com and U.S. News & World Report. His TEDxUCR talk entitled “Getting More Than We Give: Realities of Volunteerism” has been used for volunteer trainings at nonprofit and educational institutions. As an instructor at UC Riverside and CSU Los Angeles, Ian has taught a variety of courses covering areas such as sociological methods, statistics, and social inequalities. Ian is a co-founder and executive director of the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum in New Orleans, an entirely free and volunteer-run museum and oral history project, and he is also a researcher at the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
Contact Information: Ibrec001@ucr.edu
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