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Lata Murti, Ph.D., UMass Global

Lata Murti is Associate Professor of Sociology, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Instructor for UMass Global—a virtual university. Her recent research and publications include a forthcoming, co-authored book chapter on place-based social vulnerability due to COVID-19, and a solo authored book chapter about the professional experiences of juvenile school educators on California’s Central Coast, with the latter appearing in a 2021 book she co-edited, titled Gender, Race, and Class in the Lives of Today’s Teachers: Educators at Intersections. In addition to teaching, researching, writing, and editing, Dr. Murti has been increasingly engaged in public sociology and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion education on a national scale through organizations such as AAUW (American Association of University Women), the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and McGraw Hill Publishing. You can hear her on KCBX public radio on the third Thursday of every month, from 1-2 pm Pacific, when she hosts an episode of Central Coast Voices, focusing on the events, issues, and concerns of historically marginalized communities on the Central Coast of California.