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Enrique Lopez Lopez
Posted On October 13, 2021 6:35 pm
FOCUS High school is often a time in which social, cultural, and economic gaps become more tangible to marginalized communities, framing a coming of age with limited opportunities. Undocumented individuals face atypical limitations and stressors that compound other existing forces, heightening their degree of vulnerability and, in turn, become obstacles to their overall healthy development…. View Article
Lauren M. Peters
Posted On September 27, 2021 4:35 pm
FOCUS There were fourteen Unangax children buried in the Carlisle Indian Industrial School cemetery in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, including Lauren’s great aunt Sophia. In other parts of the country, families suffered the same losses, including sixty-seven more Alaskan children buried in Chemawa Indian School in Oregon. How do we return our children who were stolen over… View Article
Melinda M. Adams
Posted On November 29, 2020 2:04 pm
FOCUS Melinda is a doctoral student in Native American Studies and also conducts research in Environmental Policy and Management at The University of California, Davis. Her dissertation will focus on the social, ecological, and cultural importance of revitalizing cultural burns (prescribed fires conducted using Traditional Ecological Knowledge). Melinda’s community partners include the Patwin (Wintun) fire… View Article
Aliyah Middleton
Posted On November 25, 2020 6:27 pm
FOCUS Street-based sex work is a criminalized and highly-stigmatized form of sexual labor. Women of color, particularly Black women, are overrepresented in street-based sex work because of their inferior status and diminished power in broader society. They are consistently offered less than white erotic workers for the same service, and constitute more than half of… View Article
Roy Taggueg Jr.
Posted On July 23, 2019 7:45 pm
FOCUS Roy B. Taggueg Jr.’s research interests revolve around undocumented immigrants and their interaction with institutions. Specifically, he looks at how individuals construct meaning from their experiences in health care, and how identity is shaped by the intersection of culture and citizenship. MORE ABOUT ROY Roy B. Taggueg Jr. received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology… View Article
Asia Sade Ivey
Posted On July 23, 2019 6:19 pm
FOCUS Asia’s research has a sociology of education focus where she examines how race and poverty impact the K-12 experience. Asia is currently interested in the role of culturally sustaining educators within public education, the resources and support they require, and how to measure their skill sets. Additionally, she focuses on the ways in which… View Article
Laura Gloria Gálvez
Posted On July 23, 2019 4:35 pm
FOCUS Laura is conducting research along with undocumented Indigenous Oaxacan communities in California. Using health narratives, Laura studies and highlights Indigenous Oaxacan understandings of well-being in contemporary places. This work is timely given the negative political atmosphere toward undocumented communities in the U.S. Laura’s work not only hopes to shed light into the resistance of… View Article
Deniss Martinez
Posted On April 17, 2019 9:00 am
FOCUS Deniss is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Group in Ecology at UC Davis. The purpose of her dissertation is to find strategies for California Native communities and their collaborators to create governance and collaborative mechanisms that support Tribal self-determination and governance. Using qualitative methods and community-based research Deniss’ work centers the stories and narratives… View Article

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