The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


2016 Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award Winner

Rashmita S. Mistry
is Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her doctorate in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and completed postdoctoral training at the Center for Developmental Science, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Dr. Mistry’s research examines the consequences of family socioeconomic resources and disadvantage on children’s developmental outcomes; children’s understanding of social status and social identity development; and, the implications of school-level socioeconomic diversity on teaching, learning, and child development.She currently serves as Chair of the Equity and Justice Committee for the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), and will start a 6-year year term on SRCD's Governing Council in May 2017.

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