Welcome to the UCSB Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy

The UCSB Blum Center aims to foster interdisciplinary, socially engaged research and learning about poverty and inequality, and to contribute to collective action that advances intersectional economic and environmental justice regionally, in the United States, and abroad. Established with funding from UC Regent Richard C. Blum and the UC Office of the President, it is part of a ten-campus network across the UC system.


Please join us for the Blum Center's first Annual Cooperative Economics Symposium where our 2021-22 award recipients will present their current projects and new opportunities for student research will be discussed.

  1. May 16

The Blum Center is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals to support UCSB faculty and graduate student research. Projects examining inequality within the Central Coast region of California are eligible for up to $10,000 in funding support.

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