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MASP Alumni

Class of 2020

 

James GarciaJames Garcia 

Area of Interest:
Sex and sexuality, gender, LGBTQA+ studies, masculinity, Latinx experience, police culture, social justice.

Flower Maricruz GomezMaricruz Gomez 

Area of Interest:
Youth, gangs, incarceration, and re- entry.
 

No PhotoTony Hidalgo

Area of Interest:
My research interests are crime and gangs, law and inequality, and medical sociology.

Jamie JacksonJamie Jackson

Area of Interest:
Social issues that impact indigenous communities, stereotypes, colonialism, capitalism, domestic violence and missing/murdered indigenous women.
 

No photoShawntae Mitchum 

Area of Interest:
Mass incarceration, school-to-prison pipeline, education reform, critical race theory, and issues affecting the Black community.

No PhotoChristina Monroy 

Area of Interest:
I wanted to analyze the probation departments progress with their newly implemented programs to see if they are decreasing recidivism rates for youth.
 

Damon M. StevensDamon M. Stevens 

Area of Interest:
My areas of interest are in higher education. Specifically, I will research institutional inequality that leads to failures in preparation and graduation of African American black males at predominantly white colleges.
 
 

Class of 2019 

 

Lexus CriswellLexus Criswell 

Area of Interest:
Medical Sociology, White Collar Crime, and Juvenile Delinquency.

Ana OchoaAna Ochoa

Area of Interest:
Juvenile Delinquency, School to Prison Pipeline, and Third World Country Gangs
 

Kelsey SportsmanKelsey Sportsman

Area of Interest:
Domestic Violence, Racial Profiling, and Gun Control.
 
 

Class of 2018 

 

Shane AndersonShane Anderson

Area of Interest:
Asian Studies, Cosplay Culture, Sociology and Technology, Poverty, Gender and Sexuality, Race and Ethnicity, Families and Intimate Relationships, and Gender Performativity.
ander171@cougars.csusm.edu

Juan "Martin" Leyva

Juan "Martin" Leyva

Area of Interest:
Emphasis on the Prison Industrial Complex Prisoner, Reentry and Recidivism; Youth and Gangs, Gang Injunctions, Gang Intervention, Prevention and Street Restorative Justice; Social Justice, Equality, Equity, and Intersectionality.
leyva037@cougars.csusm.edu

 

Denise NealonDenise Nealon

Area of Interest:
Concept of Intersectionality, Standpoint Theory, Navigation of Public Space, Gender, Internalized Sexism.

Felipe RendonFelipe Rendon 

Area of Interest:
Informal Economy/Political Economy, Gentrification, Youth Gangs and their hyper-criminalization leading to incarceration. 
 

Olivia VictoryOlivia Victory 

Area of Interest: 
Juvenile Justice. Thesis topic: Youth experiences in institutional care 
 
 

Class of 2017

 

Travis BluntTravis Blunt

Area of Interest: 
Informal Economy, Hyper-Surveillance of Gangs, Youth and Gangs, Mass Incarceration, and Homelessness
blunt001@cougars.csusm.edu 

Diana GarciaDiana Garcia

Area of Interest: 
Youth in Mixed Immigration Status Families, Undocumented Youth, and Education
 

Jordan GrassoJordan Grasso

Area of Interest: 
Police Subculture, Critical Race Theory, Power and Privilege, Social Control, Oppression, and LGBT Studies 
jordancgrasso@gmail.com

Roxanna LlamasRoxanna Llamas

Area of Interest: 
Intersectionality of Race, Class, Gender, Latino/a Middle Class, Middle Class Minority Groups, Colorism, and Identity 
llama016@cougars.csusm.edu
 

Flor SaldanaFlor Saldana 

Area of Interest: 
Latinos and Education and Medical Sociology
saldana020@cougars.csusm.edu
 
 

Class of 2016

 

Aaron "Fitz" FitzpatrickAaron "Fitz" Fitzpatrick

Area of Interest: 
Accent Prejudice,Linguicism, CRT, Racialization of Language, Second Language Acquisition, Identity Formation for ESL Learners, and SocioPoetix. 
fitzp023@cougars.csusm.edu 

Erendira Irais HernandezErendira Irais Hernandez

Area of Interest: 
Youth experiences in education and the school-to-prison pipeline, Education, Youth, Youth in Gangs, Immigration. 
herna267@cougars.csusm.edu 
 

Lillian NaharLillian Nahar 

Area of Interest: 
White Supremacy Ideology and Institutionalized Racism in Corporate America and our Judicial System that legitimize and perpetuate inequality for Black Americans 
nahar001@cougars.csusm.edu 

J. Stalin PlascenciaJ. Stalin Plascencia

Area of Interest: 
Hyper-criminality and Hyper-surveillance as experienced by Xican@ youth, Youth and Gangs, Critical criminology, Urban sociology and Immigration. 
casti069@cougars.csusm.edu 
 

Oscar Fabian SotoOscar Fabian Soto

Area of Interest: 
Prison Industrial complex emphasis on Disproportionality among Prison Systems, Prisoner reentry and recidivism, Youth and Gangs, and Gang Injunctions. 
soto039@cougars.csusm.edu