On September 26, Center for Race & Gender co-sponsored Moving Beyond Recruitment with the Center for Research on Social Change. Speaker Travis J. Bristol, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley, discussed Black male teachers’ experiences in schools.  This subgroup has the highest rate of turnover, despite ongoing local and state teacher diversity recruitment efforts, there is a paucity of research that examines Black male teachers’ school-based experiences and decisions to stay or leave their schools.


Travis J. Bristol is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former high school English teacher in New York City public schools, teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program, World Bank consultant, and, most recently, a Peter Paul Assistant Professor at Boston University. Professor 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 teachers of color; (2) national, state, and local education policies that enable and constrain the workplace experiences and retention for teachers of color; (3) the intersection of race and gender in schools.