Marisol Clark-Ibáñez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sociology and MASP Coordinator
CSU San Marcos
San Marcos, California, 92096, USA
Work Telephone: (760) 750-4631


Dr. Clark-Ibáñez joined the Sociology Department at CSUSM in September 2003. She earned tenure in June 2009. Dr. Clark-Ibáñez is currently the Graduate Coordinator for the Master of Arts in Sociological Practice (MASP).
Her general research interests are in education, childhood, immigration, inequality, qualitative methodology, visual sociology, gender, race, and relationships.
Her current research is on undocumented Latino students. Dr. Clark-Ibáñez is working on a book about the (leaking) educational pipeline for undocumented Latino students. She recently co-authored a book chapter with her students:

Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol; Fredi Garcia-Alverdín; and, Gricelda Alva. 2011. “A passport to education: Undocumented Latino university students navigating their invisible status,” pp. 497-513. In: International Handbook of Migration, Minorities, and Education: Understanding Cultural and Social Differences in Process of Learning. Editors: Zvi Bekerman & Thomas Geisen. Springer Press.

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Professor Clark-Ibáñez enjoys working with students and is a recipient of Faculty Advocate Award from the Educational Opportunity Program and Student Support Services. She co-advises STAND, a student club dedicated to issue of immigrant youth. She is committed to issues of diversity, equity, and social justice at CSUSM and in the larger community.

Dr. Clark-Ibáñez also maintains the AVENIDAS listserve, which disseminates resources and information related to issues of immigration. Please contact her directly to receive the AVENIDAS emails.

Please download her CV to read about recent publications and other scholarly activities.