Berkeley PhD Candidate Kimberly Burke is a Grad Slam semifinalist!

Berkeley PhD candidate Kimberly Burke is a Grad Slam semifinalist! The UC Berkeley competition will take place on April 11, 2022, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. The event is open to the entire Berkeley community.  

Kimberly Cecilia Burke is a fifth-year doctoral student in UC Berkeley’s Department of Sociology. Her research includes policing, inequality, and state violence and is grounded in feminist ethics of love, mutuality, and respect. As a scholar-activist, Kimberly seeks to dismantle “us versus them” attitudes, challenge anti-Black racism, and build equitable solutions for the problems inherent in carceral institutions. Her grad slam talk is entitled: Passive Resistance and Forceful De-escalation: The Structural Determinants of Police Violence