Grad Students

Irene I. Vega



Contact Information

Email    irenevega@ucla.edu
Office  Haines 103
Irene I. Vega, Doctoral Candidate

Fields of Study

International Migration, Law and Society, Bureaucratic Politics, Latina/o Sociology, Sociology of Emotions, and Educational Inequality

Research

Irene I. Vega's dissertation examines how state laws and bureaucratic discretion shape the implementation of federal immigration law.

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Vega, I. I. and Vilma Ortiz. (Revise and Resubmit). Mexican Americans’ Immigration Attitudes: Ethnoracial Identities or American Attachments? Social Problems Journal.

Vega, I. I. (2014). Conservative Rationales, Racial Boundaries: A Case Study of Restrictionist Mexican Americans. American Behavioral Scientist, 58(13), 1764-1783.

Oseguera, L., Locks, A. M. & Vega, I. I. (2009). Increasing Latina/o Students’ Baccalaureate Attainment:  A Focus on Retention.  Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 8(1), 23-53. 

de los Santos, A.G. & Vega, I. I. (2008). Hispanic Presidents and Chancellors of Institutions of Higher Education in the United States:  2001 and 2006.  Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 7(2), 156-182.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Vega, I., Leticia Oseguera and Gilbert Q. Conchas (In Press). “Race, Brotherhood and Engagement in the Urban Context: A Case Study of Structured Peer Bonding and Engagement among Boys of Color,” in Cracks in the Schoolyard: Achievement Cases on Latino Education,  edited by Gilberto Q. Conchas. New York: Teacher’s College Press.

Figueroa, J. L., Perez, P. A, & Vega, I. I. (In Press). (Re)constructing Latino masculinity: Using Academic Narratives to Understand College Transitions. In Saenz, V., L. Ponjuan, and J. Figueroa. Latino Males in Higher. Stylus Publishing, LLC.

Grants and Awards

RESEARCH GRANTS

CSRC - IAC Research Grant, 2015 ($5,000.00)

UCMEXUS Small Grant Competition, 2015 ($1,500.00)

UCMEXUS Dissertation Research Grant, 2016-2017 ($12,000)

FELLOWSHIPS/AWARDS

Eugene Cota-Robles, 2011-2016

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Grant, 2012

Ford Predoctoral Fellowship Program, 2013-2016

Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship, 2013

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship, 2013

Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship, 2013-2014

Advisors

Vilma Ortiz (Chair)

Roger Waldinger

Ruben Hernandez-Leon

Ingrid Eagly (UCLA Law School)