Grad Students

Casandra D. Salgado



Contact Information

Email    casandrasalgado@ucla.edu
Office  Haines 109

Casandra Salgado's dissertation examines how race and class intersect to shape ethnic identification; perceptions of discrimination; and attitudes toward immigrants among New Mexico's long-standing Mexican American population.

Fields of Study

Race and Ethnicity; International Migration; Social Stratification

Publications

Peer-Reviewed

Salgado, Casandra D. 2015. "Racial Lessons: Parental Narratives and Secondary Schooling Experiences among Second- and Third-Generation Mexican Americans." Race and Social Problems 7(1): 60-72. doi: 0.1007/s12552-014-9136-z

Reprinted in Race, Equity, and Education: Sixty Years from Brown (2016), edited by Pedro Noguera, Jill Pierce and Roey Ahram. Springer Publications. 

Under Review 

Salgado, Casandra D. and Vilma Ortiz. “Mexican Americans and Wealth: Economic Status, Family and Place.” 

Salgado, Casandra D. “Managing Ethnic and National Boundaries: Hispanic Identification among Mexican Americans living in New Mexico.” 

Grants and Awards

2017-2018       UCLA Dorothy L. Meier Dissertation Fellowship 

2017                Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

2016-2017       UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellowship

2016                Excellence in Teaching Award, UCLA Department of Sociology 

2015-2016       UCLA Chicana/o Studies Research Center, Dissertation Grant ($2,500)

2014-2015       UCLA Chicana/o Studies Research Center, Dissertation Grant ($5,000)

2014                UCLA Department of Sociology Summer Research Award ($3,500)

2013                UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award ($6,000)

2012                UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Award ($6,000)

2011                 UCLA Department of Sociology Summer Research Award ($4,700)

2010-2015       UCLA Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship 

Advisors

Dr. Vilma Ortiz (Chair)

Dr. Rubén Hernández-León

Dr. Laura E. Gómez 

Dr. Phillip B. Gonzales (University of New Mexico)

Degrees

2014, C. Phil Sociology, UCLA

2012, M.A. Sociology, UCLA

2009, B.A. Peace and Conflict Studies, UC Berkeley