Christina Acosta

Graduate student

Christina received her B.A. in Chicano Studies and Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. As a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, she worked with Dr. Cynthia Feliciano at the University of California, Irvine on a portion of the third wave of interviews in the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (Portes and Rumbaut, 2001) to better understand Latino male persistence in higher education. She is currently working with Dean Zatz on the NSF INCLUDES grant, which seeks to improve Latinx representation in the STEM fields. Her thesis will analyze the Tucson, Arizona court trial seeking to overturn Arizona Housebill 2281 (The ban on ethnic studies in K-12), which was found to be unconstitutional by the 9th circuit court of appeals. Her research interests include critical race theory, education, law, and social movements.

Sociology Department Chair
Paul Almeida, Professor
Sociology Graduate Chair
Irenee Beattie, Associate Professor
Sociology Undergraduate Chair
Edward Flores, Associate Professor
Sociology (General)
Sociology (Graduate)
Sociology Mailing Address
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