Grad Students

Paul Martinez

Contact Information

Office  Haines 50A


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Fields of Study

Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Class, Education, Immigration, Social Networks, Social Stratification, and Mobility.


Rios-Aguilar, C., Martinez, P., Lyke, A., Graves, D., Lopez, D., and Deil-Amen, R. 2018. Text Me: The Promise of Strategic Nudging to Increase Student Awareness and Access to Financial Aid. Wheelhouse: The Center for Community College Leadership and Research. Volume 3, Number 4.

Grants and Awards

2018 University Fellowship ($6,000)

2017 Teaching Assistant Award, UCLA

2016 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship ($6,000)

2015 Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship ($6,000)

2014-2019 Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship ($25,000, per year)

Conference Presentations

Martinez, P. (2018). Educational Achievement Gap: How Racial/Ethnic Neighborhood Segregation Matters! American Sociological Association Meeting held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Martinez, P., Ray, R. (2013). I See Black People Everywhere: The Effect of Perceived    Neighborhood Racial Composition on Middle-Class Blacks’ and Whites’ Social  Interactions. Poster session presented at the Pacific Sociological Association 85th Annual  Meeting held in Portland, Oregon.


Dissertation Committee: Vilma Ortiz (Chair), Jennie Brand, Kayuet Liu, and Cecilia Rios-Aguilar (UCLA Education).


2018- C. Phil. in Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

2016- M.A. in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles.

2014- B.A. in Sociology, Sonoma State University. Graduated magna cum laude and with distinction.