Grad Students

Casandra D. Salgado



Contact Information

Email    casandrasalgado@asu.edu
Office  Haines 109

​I am a sociologist of race and ethnicity, specializing in group relations, immigration, and stratification. My research agenda consists of two projects. While the identity project examines Mexican Americans’ perceptions of membership in the ethnoracial categories of Mexican and European, the wealth project analyzes the financial opportunities and constraints that differentiate Mexican American wealth from White wealth. My work offers critical insight into the social and political consequences of intra- and inter-group othering, and how wealth inequality exacerbates racial inequality. My work appears in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, and Race and Social Problems. 

Fields of Study

Race and Ethnicity; International Migration; Social Stratification; Sociology of Education; Social Inequality; Southwestern United States

Publications

Peer Reviewed

Salgado, Casandra D. and Vilma Ortiz. 2019. “Mexican Americans and Wealth: Economic Status, Family and Place.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2019.1592878.

Salgado, Casandra D. 2018. “Mexican American Identity: Regional Differentiation in New Mexico.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. https://doi.org/10.1177/2332649218795193.

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23772-5_11

Works in Progress

Salgado, Casandra D. “Mexican Americans and Racial Frames: Intersecting Colonial and Color-blind Ideologies in New Mexico.” Preparing for Ethnic and Racial Studies

Salgado, Casandra D. “The Border Crossed Us! Understanding Variation in Mexican Americans’ Attitudes toward Immigrants.” Preparing for International Migration Review

Salgado, Casandra D. “Overcoming Financial Challenges: Parental Wealth and Financial Security among Mexican Americans.” Preparing for Social Problems

Grants and Awards

Grants and Fellowships

2018-2019       UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship, $20,000 and $16,000 in fees

2017-2018       UCLA Dorothy L. Meier Dissertation Fellowship, $20,000 and $16,000 in fees

2016-2017       UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellowship, $7,000 and $5,500 in fees

2015-2016       UCLA Chicana/o Studies Research Center, Dissertation Grant, $2,630

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

2014-2015       UCLA Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, $20,000 and $16,000 in fees                  

2014                UCLA Department of Sociology, Research Grant, $5,000

2013                UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program, Research Grant, $6,000

2012                UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program, Research Grant, $6,000             

2011                UCLA Department of Sociology, Research Grant, $4,700

2010-2011       UCLA Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, $20,000 and $12,000 in fees

Awards and Honors

2017                Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, UCLA Graduate Division                                 

2016                Excellence in Teaching Award, UCLA Department of Sociology

2016                Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Dissertation Writing Fellowship          

2012                Alternate and Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship

2011                Honorable Mention, Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship

Advisors

Dr. Vilma Ortiz (Chair)

Dr. Rubén Hernández-León

Dr. Laura E. Gómez 

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

Degrees

2019, Ph.D. Sociology, UCLA

2012, M.A. Sociology, UCLA

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