Ruben Espinoza

TitlePhD Candidate
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentSociology Department
Phone831-459-3516 (msg),
831-459-4541 (office)
Email
Web Site Personal Website
No Place Like Home
Working for Dignity
OfficeCollege Eight, Room 326
Office HoursWednesdays 12:30-2:30pm
Campus Mail StopRachel Carson College Faculty Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
95064
Ruben Espinoza

Research Interests

Graduate Student Researcher, Chicano/Latino Research Center (CLRC), 2013-14


Working for Dignity, 2014-2016


No Place Like Home, 2016-current

Biography, Education and Training

Education


PhD- University of California Santa Cruz, Sociology with a Designated Emphasis in Latin American Latino Studies, June 2017 (expected)


MA- University of California Santa Cruz, Sociology, Spring 2012


BA- California State University, Monterey Bay, Humanities and Communication, Spring 2009


AA- Hartnell Community College, General Education, Spring 2006

Honors, Awards and Grants

University of California President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2016-2017 ($21,000).


University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UCMEXUS) Dissertation Research Grant, 2015-2016 ($6,000).


Honorable mention for “From Farm to Factory: The Making of Precarious Union Labor.” The Society for the Study of Social Problems, Labor Studies Division graduate student paper competition. 2015.


Eugene Cota-Robles Dissertation Year Research Fellowship, 2014-15 ($21,000).


Lionel Cantú Memorial Award, 2014 ($500).


Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, 2010-2012 ($21,000 per school year).

Teaching Interests

Courses Taught as Primary Instructor


Sociology 15 World Society. University of California, Santa Cruz. Summer 2016.


Sociology 169: Social Inequality. University of California, Santa Cruz. Fall 2015.


Latin American Latino Studies 199F: Surveying Low Wage Workers in Santa Cruz. University of California, Santa Cruz. Winter 2014.


 


Teaching Assitantships


Sociology 176a Work & Inequality. University of California, Santa Cruz. Spring 2016.


Sociology 103a Statistical Methods. University of California, Santa Cruz. Winter 2016.


Sociology 103b Logics of Sociological Research Methods. University of California, Santa Cruz. Spring 2013.


Sociology 15 World Society. University of California, Santa Cruz. Winter 2013.


Sociology 15 World Society. University of California, Santa Cruz. Fall 2012.


Sociology105b Contemporary Sociological Theory. University of California, Santa Cruz. Summer 2012.