Sociology Graduate Students

Yvonne Patricia Sherwood
  • Title
    • Graduate Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
    • Feminist Studies Department
  • Affiliations Feminist Studies Department
  • Phone
    831-459-3516 (msg)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, 314
  • Office Hours By appointment.
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064

Research Interests

Feminist anticolonial/Indigenist theories and Fourth World methodologies, radical pedagogy, nature, law, race, social movements, and identity (politics, limits, and strategies).



Biography, Education and Training

Masters Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz

B.A. Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies; Minors: American Indian Studies and Chican@ Studies, Easter Washington University 

A.A. Yakima Valley Community College, Ethnic Studies Concentration


Honors, Awards and Grants

President's Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2018-2019

Jessica Roy Memorial Award, UC Santa Cruz, 2018-2019

Graduate Student Association Travel Grant, Summer 2018

UCSC Department of Sociology Travel Grant, Summer 2018

UCSC Department of Sociology Research Grant, Summer 2018

ASA "Bridging the Gap" Mini-conference Travel Grant, Summer 2018

Graduate Dean's Diversity Fellowship, 2011-2016

UCSC Re-entry Scholarship Recipient, 2012-2013 and 2017

Francis B. Huston Medallion Recipient, 2010-2011

Jeffers Chertok Dean’s Honor Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior, 2010- 2011

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Recipient, 2009-2011

Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarship, Eastern Washington University, 2010-2011

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Travel Grant, Eastern Washington University, 2010

Jeffers Chertok Scholarship Award, Eastern Washington University, 2009-2010

Dean’s List, Eastern Washington University, 2008-2011

Foundation Scholarship Award, Yakima Valley Community College, 2007-2008

Selected Presentations

  • # "Mapping the Crossing between Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and Environmental Studies," presented at the 42nd Annual National Association for Ethnic Studies Converence "Research as Ceremony: Decolonizing Ethnic Studies," with Jessica Whatcott and Nadia Roche
  • # "Dreaming the Archive," presented at the UC Davis Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium

Teaching Interests

Teaching Assistant, UCSC: 

SOCY   1         Introduction to Sociology (Spring 2013)

SOCY   111     Family and Society (Fall 2012)

SOCY   136     Social Psychology (Winter 2013)

SOCY   128     Race and Law (Summer 2014, Fall 2014).

additional info at c.v. 


Related experience:

UCSC EOP, Pathways to Research Mentor (2013-2014)