Sociology Graduate Students

Saugher Nojan
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
  • Division Social Sciences Division, Student Success
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
    • Education Department
    • Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Affiliations Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, 3rd floor
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College

Research Interests

Sociology of Race, Ethnicity, Immigration/Refugee & Religion, Sociology of Education, U.S. Empire, anti-Muslim Racism, Social Inequality, Equity-Oriented Community Engaged Research, Critical Pedagogy

Women of Color in Conflict & Collaboration Research Cluster

Biography, Education and Training

M.A. in Education, University of California, Santa Cruz

B.A. in Sociology, with Honors, Summa Cum Laude, CSU Sacramento 


Professional Development: 

Graduate Certificate Leadership Program, 2017

Community Engaged Research Institute, 2016

Digital Media Scholarship and Storytelling, 2016

Stanford Institute on Islam for Educators, 2016 

Social Justice Leadership Certificate, 2014



Honors, Awards and Grants

Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship (2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2019-2020)

Center for Comparative Studies in Immigration Fellowship (2018)

Chancellor's Graduate Internship Program (2017-2018)


Office for Diversity Equity & Inclusion Graduate Student Grant (2018) 

Graduate Student Association, Solidarity Commitee Grant (2018) 

Regents Fellowship (2016)


Graduate Research Fellowship (2016)

Irvine Memorial Fellowship (2015)

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship (2014)


Teaching Interests

Sociology of Immigration and Identity in the U.S.; Critical Refugee Studies; Race, Gender and Empire; Race and Religion; Sociology of Education ; Sociology of Race and Ethnicity; Critical Pedagogy; Mixed Methods