Biography: Julisa is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology at UC Riverside. Her research and teaching interests include: gender, race/ethnicity, and class inequalities; social policy; sociology of health and health care; medical sociology; reproductive health and politics; political sociology; Chicanx/Latinx studies; social movements; and qualitative and quantitative methods. Her dissertation uses quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the politics and impacts of state-level funding restrictions to publicly funded family planning programs, which provide reproductive health care to low-income women. Julisa’s research received funding from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (2014) and the University of California Consortium on Social Science and Law Fellowship (2017). It appears in The Oxford Handbook on Women’s Social Movement Activism (2017)and The Handbook on Gender and Social Policy (2018).
Julisa received her M.A. in Sociology from UC Riverside in 2014 and her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Texas – Pan American in 2012.
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