Grad Students

Karina Chavarria

Contact Information

Office  Haines 109

Fields of Study

Subfields: Education, Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, Ethnography


Chavarria, Karina. 2017. “Developing Transformative Space for Student Resistance: Latina/o Students’ Interruption of Subtractive Schooling Practices.” Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 11(1), 91-105.

Chavarria, Karina and Terriquez, Veronica. In press. “Trapped in the Working Class?: Latino Youth Struggle to Achieve the American Dream.” In H. Jimenez (Ed.), Readings in Race, Ethnicity, Immigration and Minority Relations, Cognella Inc., San Diego.

Grants and Awards

NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, 2016 

UCLA Sociology Department Summer Fellowship, 2014 

Graduate Research Mentorship, 2012  

UCLA Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, 2010, 2014 

Conference Presentations

Chavarria, Karina. “Fractured Paths: Undocumented Latina/o Students’ Journey to College.”                                  8th Annual UC International Migration Conference, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2017.

Chavarria, Karina. “Fractured Paths: Undocumented Latina/o Students’ Journey to College.”                                  National Academy of Education, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 2016.

Chavarria, Karina. “Belonging or Membership: Latina/o students Interruption of Alienating Schooling.” Chicago Ethnography Conference, Chicago, IL. 2015   

Chavarria, Karina. “California’s Budget Cuts: The Impact on High School Teachers.” Presented at rountable session at the American Sociological Association Conference,  Denver, Colorado. 2011


Vilma Ortiz

Ed Walker


Veronica Terriquez (UCSC)


C. Phil, UCLA,, 2015

M.A. Sociology, UCLA, 2012

B.A. Sociology, University of California Berkeley