Rebecca Shamash is a Research Director at IFTF, where she helps lead the Equitable Enterprise Initiative, addressing issues such as economic inequality, corporate responsibility, higher education, philanthropy, and inequities of race and gender. Before joining IFTF, Rebecca was Associate Director of Research at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University, where she teaches courses that include Race and Inequality, Culture and Ideas, Sociology of Family, and Social Problems. She has a Ph.D. in education from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Italian from the University of Southern California.
inequalities of race, gender and class; qualitative research methods; social theory; higher education and business education; philanthropy