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Travis J. Bristol

Travis J. Bristol

Travis J. Bristol is a tenured Associate 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 2020 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2016, he received the inaugural teacher diversity research award from the AACTE and in 2021, the Early Career Award from AERA (Division-K). He is Chair-elect of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Board of Directors; Dr. Bristol also chairs the California Department of Education Teacher Diversity Advisory Group. He is on boards including those of Teach Plus; the National Center for Teacher Residencies; and Albert Shanker Institute. His Ph.D. in education policy is from Columbia University.

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