Sociology Graduate Students

Ismael Fabricio Illescas
  • Title
    • Ph.D. Candidate
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
    • Sociology Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Crown College Faculty Wing, #219
  • Mail Stop Merrill College

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. Latin American and Latino Studies, UC Santa Cruz, in progress

M.A. Latin American and Latino Studies, UC Santa Cruz 2018

B.A. Sociology (Cum Laude), UC Santa Barbara 2013

Honors, Awards and Grants

2020    University of California President’s Pre-Professoriate Fellowship. UC-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative. 


2019    Dissertation Writing Fellowship. Division of Social Sciences


2017    Latino Museums Studies Program Fellow, Smithsonian Latino Center. Washington, D.C.


2016    Research Cluster. Research Center of the Americas. University of California, Santa Cruz


2016    Multi-Campus Graduate Working Group Grant, University of California Humanities Research Institute

Selected Publications

Gomez, Jonathan D., Jorge Ramirez, and Ismael F. Illescas. "Cedric J. Robinson, Modest Audacity, and the Black Radical Tradition." Kalfou 3, no. 2 (2016).

Teaching Interests

Previous Teaching Assistant experience:

Introduction to Latin American and Latino Studies

Latin American Childhoods

Concepts and Theories in Latin American and Latino Studies

Social Science Analytics

Social Movements in Latin America

Cultural Theory in the Americas 

Media and Nationalism