G. Cristina Mora is Associate Professor of Sociology and Chicano/Latino Studies and the Co-Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. She completed her B.A. in Sociology at Cal in 2003 and earned her PhD in Sociology from Princeton University in 2009. Her research focuses mainly on questions of census racial classification, immigration, and racial politics in the United States and Europe. Her book, Making Hispanics, was published by the University of Chicago Press and provides the first historical account of the rise of the “Hispanic/Latino” panethnic category in the United States. This work has received several awards and wide recognition, and has also been the subject of numerous national media segments. In April of 2020, Professor Mora helped to oversee the largest survey on Covid-19 and racial disparities in California. She is currently writing a book on immigration attitudes and racial politics California.