Maria Duenas

UC Merced graduate student Maria Duenas
Sociology graduate student

M.A. in Sociology, University of South Florida B.A. in Sociology, New College of Florida


Maria’s research interests include race and ethnicity, immigration, family, intersectionality (race, gender, and class), and Latina/os. Within these areas, she studies the racialization of Latina/os, racial and ethnic identity, and racial and ethnic socialization. She is currently working on a research project on racial and ethnic socialization in Latina/o families. Maria has presented her research at the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, and the American Sociological Association's Race, Gender and Class conference. In addition to this, she has organized sessions and round-tables for the American Sociological Association's annual meeting. Maria recently completed a two-year term as Graduate Student Representative for ASA's Student Forum Advisory Board (2014-2016).

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
University of California, Merced
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Merced, CA 95343
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