The following scholars earned their PhDs from UC Irvine and completed the graduate emphasis in Chicano/Latino Studies.

Daina Sanchez, Ph.D. in Anthropology
Placement: Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Lehman College, City University of New York; Mellon Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow in Race
and Indigeneity at Brown University (2018-2019 AY)
Dissertation: The Children of Solaga: Ritual, Identity, and Transnationalism Among the Children of Indigenous Mexican Immigrants


Mark Anthony Ocegueda, Ph.D. in History
Placement: Assistant Professor of History, California State University, Sacramento
Dissertation: Sol y Sombra: San Bernardino's Mexican Community, 1880-1960.

Edelina M. Burciaga, Ph.D. in Sociology
Placement: Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado, Denver
Dissertation: The Latino Undocumented 1.5-generation: Navigating Belonging in New and Old Destinations
Jonathan Calvillo, Ph.D. in Sociology
Placement: Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion, Boston University School of Theology
Dissertation: Diverging Pathways of Assimilation: The Influence of Religious Affiliation on the Ethnic Identity of Mexican Immigrants.
Cathery Yeh, Ph.D. in Education
Placement: Assistant Professor, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University
Dissertation: Mathematics, Language, and Learning: A Longitudinal Study of Elementary Teachers and their Mathematics Teaching Practices

Alfredo Carlos, Ph.D. in Political Science
Placement: Assistant Professor of Political Science and Chicano and Latino Studies, California State University, Long Beach
Dissertation: Economic Democracy: From Continual Crisis to a People Oriented Economy
Raul Perez, Ph.D. in Sociology
Placement: Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, University of Denver
Dissertation: Navigating the Hurtline: Race in American Stand-up Comedy from Civil Rights to Color-Blindness

Alejandra Albarran, Ph.D. in Education
Dissertation: Improving School Readiness through Parent Education Programming: Understanding the Role of Community-Based Organizations
in a Large Urban City Center
Maria Amon, PhD. in Drama
      Placement: Lecturer, Department of Chicano and Chicano Studies, San Diego State University and Adjunct Faculty, Department of Dramatic Arts,
San Diego City College 
Dissertation: Little Girls and Legal Defendants: Theatricalization and Performances of Innocence in Modern American Culture
Dana Nakano, Ph.D. in Sociology
Placement: Assistant Professor of Sociology, California State University, Stanislaus
Dissertation: A Matter of Belonging: Dilemmas of Race, Assimilation, and Substantive Citizenship among Later Generation Japanese Americans

Daisy Verduzco Reyes, Ph.D. in Sociology
Placement: Assistant Professor of Sociology and the Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean & Latin American Studies, University of Connecticut
Dissertation: Latino Student Politics: Constructing Ethnic Identities in Organizations

Nicolas Bravo, Ph.D. in History
Dissertation: Spinning the Bottle: Ethnic Mexicans and Alcohol in Prohibition Era Los Angeles


Armando Ibarra, Ph.D. in Political Science
      Placement: Associate Professor, School for Workers, University of Wisconsin Extension
Dissertation: Poverty in the Valley of Plenty: Mexican Families and Migrant Work in California


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