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Shadrick Small is a staff researcher for the Othering & Belonging Institute. His work at the Institute is largely concerned with belonging metrics and other empirical assessments of belonging. Prior to joining the Institute, he was a data lead for the Louisiana Slave Conspiracies project, a digital archive of primary source documents relating to enslavement in 1790s Louisiana. Since joining the Institute, Shadrick has been appointed to the Alameda County Reparations Committee as an at-large member. A proud and lifelong resident of the East Bay, he holds a BA in sociology from the University of Southern California and a PhD in sociology from UC Berkeley, where his research centered on the intersections of race, culture, and social theory.