Heather E. Bullock

Heather E. Bullock is Professor of Psychology and Director the Blum Center at UCSC and previously served as Director of UCSC’s Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community. She studies the social psychological dimensions of economic injustice, with special attention to poverty among women. Much of her research focuses on identifying the attitudes and beliefs that predict support for anti-poverty policies, and the impact of framing on policy preferences. Her co-authored book with Dr. Bernice Lott, Psychology and Economic Injustice: Personal, Professional, and Political Intersections, was recognized by the American Library Association and the Association for Women in Psychology.

Heather has participated in initiatives to increase psychologists’ attention to class-based discrimination and poverty. She was a member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Task Force on Socioeconomic Status (SES) and chaired APA’s Committee on SES. Professor Bullock is the editor of Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. Before joining the faculty at UCSC, Heather served as an APA Congressional Fellow with the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions – Democratic Office. She worked for Senator Edward M. Kennedy on policies related to poverty, welfare reform, food insecurity, and early childhood education.

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