Sociology Graduate Students

Robin C Gabriel
  • Pronouns she/her
  • Title
    • Graduate Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
  • Affiliations Feminist Studies Department
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, 000
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High St.
    • Santa Cruz California 95064

Research Interests

My dissertation, tentatively titled "'Poetry is Not a Luxury': Decoloniality and Palestinian-American Youth Artivism" explores how Palestinian-American youth use poetry to imagine and craft alternative decolonial futures, critique colonial systems of knowledge, and organize alongside other global and local anti-colonial movements.

Biography, Education and Training

M.A., Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz (2021)

M.A., Peace and Conflict Management Studies, University of Haifa, Occupied Palestine (2016)

B.A., Sociology & Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Washington, Seattle (2014)

Honors, Awards and Grants

FLAS fellowship, Summer 2022


UCSC Regents’ Fellowship - 2019-2020


“Soar Award” for Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the year, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA 2019


Faculty of the Year Nominee, Yakima Valley College, Grandview, WA 2016/17


Herring-Phelps Award for Scholarly Activism, University of Washington, 2014



Selected Publications


Gabriel, Robin (2022). “Coloniality & Necropolitics in the Age of Covid-19: The Question of Palestine” Asian Journal of Law and Society, Special Issue.


Hiroshi Fukurai, Robin Gabriel, and Xiaochen Liang (2022) “The COVID-19 crisis, Herd Immunity, and “Vaccine Apartheid” in the Age of Anthropocene” Asian Journal of Law and Society, Special Issue.


Co-editor of the forthcoming special issue in The Asian Journal of Law and Society, “COVID-19 and Herd Immunity in Asia in the Age of Anthropocene”


Gabriel, Robin. (2021). “Book Review - Justice for Some: International Law and the Question of Palestine by Noura Erakat” Asian Journal of Law and Society, 8:1.