Uriel Serrano
  • Title
    • Doctoral Student
    • SSERC Graduate Student Researcher
    • 2018-2019 Project MALES Fellow at UT Austin
  • Division Social Sciences Division, Student Success
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
    • Latin American & Latino Studies
  • Phone
    831-459-3516
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, Rachel Carson College Room 332
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services

Summary of Expertise

 Graduate Student Researcher:

  • Student Success & Evaluation Research Center (SSERC), UC Santa Cruz, September 2018-present.

  • Research consultant, Brothers, Sons, Selves: Youth Participation and Leadership Study, February 2018-present.
  • Understanding Strategies for Engaging California’s Young Voters, UC Santa Cruz, 2016.
  • Youth Leadership and Health Study, UC Santa Cruz, 2016-2018.

Research Interests

Du Boisian Sociology; Sociology of Race, Gender, and Class; Sociology of Education; Black and Latinx Youth Studies; Youth Social Movements; Youth Well-Being; Latinx Sociology; Black Radical Tradition; Qualititative Methods; Mixed-Methods.

  • Advisors:
    • Chair: Veronica Terriquez, Ph.D., Sociology.
    • Steven McKay, Ph.D., Sociology.
    • Cindy Cruz. Ph.D., Education.

 

 

Biography, Education and Training

Quiúbole! I am a third year doctoral student from Los Angeles, CA with roots in Durango, Mexico. Born and raised in the Crenshaw/Baldwin Hills neighborhood, I graduated from Dorsey High School and earned a BA and MA from California State University, Los Angeles.

I am a sociologist of race, gender, education, and youth social movements, with a particular interest in Black and Latinx youth organizing, youth activism, youth organizations. I am currently working closely with a coalition of 10 youth organizations in South Los Angeles to capture the varying organizational, cultural, healing, and intersectional practices that shape the identity development, leadership, masculinity, and well-being of Black, Latinx, and Southeast Asian young men.

My past work includes a campus racial climate study at a Hispanic Serving Institution in the California State University system from which I am preparing a manuscript. In addition, I have worked collaboratively with colleagues at CSULA on a deportation study that underscores how detentions and deportations impact entire families and households in a complex manner, along the intersecting lines of gender, race, and socioeconomic status.

I am more than happy to connect with prospective graduate students who are considering applying to our program.

 

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2018-2019 Graduate Student Fellow, Project MALES, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Student Representative, ASA Latino/a Sociology Section, 2018-present.
  • Lionel Cantú Memorial Award, Research Center For The Americas, UC Santa Cruz, 2018.
  • Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 2018.
  • Dissertation Proposal Development Program Grant, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), 2018.
  • Graduate Student Representative, Pacific Sociological Association Board of Directors, 2018-2019.
  • Black Radical Tradition Research Cluster Grant, Research Center for The Americas, 2018.
  • Chair, ASA Student Forum Advisory Board, 2016-2017
  • UCSC Blum Center Summer Scholar, 2017.
  • University of California Regents Fellowship, 2016.
  • Pacific Sociological Association Student Travel Grant, 2016.
  • Penn Equity Institute for Doctoral Students Certificate, University of Pennsylvania, 2015.
  • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Recognition, California State University, Los Angeles, 2015.

 

 

 

Selected Publications

 

Peer-reviewed articles:

(Forthcoming) Serrano, Uriel, Vazquez, Andrea, Meneses-Samperio, Raul and Mattheis, Allison. Symbolic Sanctuary and Discursive Dissonance: Limitations of Policy and Practice at Hispanic Serving Institutions. Association of Mexican American Educators Journal.

 

Research Reports:

Terriquez, Veronica and Uriel Serrano. 2018. “A Beloved Community: Promoting the Healing, Well-being, and Leadership Capacities of Boys and Young Men of Color.” USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. Available at: https://dornsife.usc.edu/pere/bhc-youth-leadership/

 

Terriquez, Veronica, Leslie Renteria, and Uriel Serrano. 2018. “Youth and Community Well-Being in Mid-City Community Advocacy Network.” USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. Available at: https://dornsife.usc.edu/pere/bhc-youth-leadership/

 

Terriquez, Veronica, Ruben Espinoza, Uriel Serrano, and Ana Mendoza. 2017. “Youth and Community Well-Being at MILPA.” USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. Available at: http://dornsife.usc.edu/pere/bhc-youth-civic-eng-wellbeing/

 

Serrano, Uriel and Veronica Terriquez. 2016. “Youth Civic Engagement and Community Well-Being in Santa Ana.” USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. Available at: http://dornsife.usc.edu/pere/bhc-youth-civic-eng-wellbeing/

 

Other Writing:

 

 “The Philadelphia Negro: W.E.B. Du Bois and Community-based Research” in ASA Sociology of Culture Section Newsletter, Summer 2018, Volume 30, Issue 2

 

Book Reviews:

 

Serrano, Uriel. 2018. Review of Sojoyner, Damien M., “First Strike: Educational Enclosures in

 

Black Los Angeles.” H-Citizenship, H-Net Reviews. http://www.hnet.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=49996

 

Serrano, Uriel. 2017. “Educating a Diverse Nation: Lessons from Minority-Serving Institutions.” Journal of Negro Education 86 (3): 409-410.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Presentations

 

Selected Academic Conference Presentations:

·      “The Lasting Impacts of Youth Intersectional Mobilization” presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, April 2018.

·      “Empowering Black and Latino Young Men Through Transformative Programming” presented with Veronica Terriquez at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, April 2018.

·      “Working Differently and Unapologetically: The Current Political Moment and Its Implications,” invited panelist for Student Affairs Committee Sponsored Session at Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, March 2018.

·      “You Belong Here: Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome,” invited panelist for Student Affairs Committee Sponsored Session at Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, March 2018.

·      “Empowering Black and Latino Young Men Through Transformative Programming: The Added Value of State Wide Coalition Building,” presented at the UCSC Blum Center, Santa Cruz, CA, January 2018.

·      “Black and Latino Men and Campus Racial Climate” presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, August 2017.

·      “A Hispanic Serving Institution ‘Under Construction:’ Black and Latino Men, Campus Racial Climate, and Homeplaces” presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, April 2017.

·      “Becoming Black or Latino in Different Context: The Realization of Racialization of Black and Latino Men” presented with Eric Rodriguez at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, April 2017.

·      “Homeplaces: Ethnic Studies and the Academic Empowerment of Black and Latino Menpresented at the National Association for Ethnic Studies 45rd Annual Conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, March 2017.

·      “Hispanic Serving Institutions and Campus Racial Climate: The Experiences of First Generation Black and Latino Males” presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Oakland, CA, April 2016.

·      “Present Absence: Collaborative Research on Deportation” (panel presentation with Beth Baker, Eduardo Coronel, and Victor Flores) presented at Social Theory Mini-Conference, California State University, Los Angeles, February 2016.

·      “Thinking Race: Campus Climate at a Hispanic Serving Institution” presented at the Charter College of Education Graduate Student Research Symposium, California State University, Los Angeles, May 2015.

·      “Reinventing Racism: Racist Discourse and Social Media” presented at the Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Long Beach, CA, April 2015.

Selected Workshop Presentations:

·      “Participating in ASA and Professional Associations,” Sociology Graduate Program 2017-2018 Professionalization Series, University of California, Santa Cruz, October 2017.

·      “Putting the ‘G’ in Graduate School,” Hermanos Unidos’ B.R.O.S. Event, University of California, Santa Cruz, May 2017.

·      “From the Hood to a Graduate Hooding: Latino Men and Academic Empowerment,” Hermanos Unidos National Leadership Conference, California State University, Fullerton, February 2017.

·      “Advocating for Self-Empowerment and Educational Justice,” The Latina Completion and Transfer Academy, East Los Angeles Community College, March 2016.

 

 

 

Teaching Interests

  • Teaching Assistant:
    • Socy 105B: Contemporary Social Theory, UCSC, Spring 2018
    • Socy 3B: Statistical Methods, UCSC, Winter 2018
    • Socy 3A: The Evaluation of Evidence, UCSC, Fall 2017
    • Sociology 491: Qualitative Research Methods, California State University, Los Angeles, Winter 2016
    • Sociology 442: Social Change, California State University, Los Angeles, Fall 2014
  • Seminar Leader:
    • First-Year Seminar, First Year Experience Program, California State University, Los Angeles, 2013-2016