Willa Sachs is a PhD candidate in Sociology and Junior Fellow in the Center for Cultural Sociology. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Kenyon College in 2016. Her research commitments center on how cultural, political and legal constructions of race are mobilized or reconfigured via social movements. Prior to attending Yale, she worked at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago, coordinating the production of the socio-legal journal Law & Social Inquiry. At the American Bar Foundation, she engaged in a joint research project examining organizing tactics utilized by civil rights organizers during the early 1960s—in particular, how they conceived of as well as mobilized understandings of social movement success and failure.