The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


ASAP Editor


Heather Bullock is professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her research focuses on social psychological dimensions of poverty and economic (in)justice, particularly discrimination against low-income women and the beliefs that predict support for welfare and anti-poverty policies. Her co-authored book with Bernice Lott, Psychology and Economic Injustice: Personal, Professional, and Political Intersections, was honored by the National Library Association and the Association for Women in Psychology.

She has held academic positions at Nebraska Wesleyan University and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and was an APA/AAAS 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, hunger, youth violence, and early childhood education. She was the inaugural chair of APA’s Committee on Socioeconomic Status. A member of SPSSI since graduate school, Heather chaired SPSSI’s Grants-in-Aid Program, served on the editorial board of the Journal of Social Issues, and co-chaired the Task Force on Resources for the Inclusion of Social Class in Psychology Curricula, a joint initiative of SPSSI and the Society for the Psychology of Women (APA’s Div. 35). She is currently on the editorial board of Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.




Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin