Grad Students

Rocío R. García



Contact Information

Email    rgarcia1@g.ucla.edu
Office  Haines 261B

I am a sociologist of Latinx feminist theories, the politics of knowledge production, reproductive justice, and decolonial activisms. My research examines the origins and distinguishing features of a pan-ethnoracial Latinx feminist framework, and the implications of this framework for intersectional movements for global justice. 

Read More

Fields of Study

Latinx feminisms; intersectionality; the politics of knowledge production; reproductive justice; social movements; ethnography; archival methods

Publications

Journal Articles

García, Rocío R. 2018. "The Politics of Erased Migrations:  Expanding a Relational, Intersectional Sociology of Latinx Gender and Migration." Sociology Compassdoi:10.1111/soc4.12571

García, Rocío. 2015. “Normative Ideals, ‘Alternative’ Realities: Perceptions of Interracial Dating Among Professional Latinas and Black Women.” Societies 5(4): 807-830. doi: 10.3390/soc5040807

Book Review

Garcia, Rocio. 2014. Review of Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age, edited by Nilda Flores-González, Anna Romina Guevarra, Maura Toro-Morn, and Grace Chang. Labor Studies Journal Vol. 39(4).

Other Commentary

García, Rocío R. 2018. "Single-Issue Politics in Intersectional Clothing: What's New about U.S. Women's Movement?" University of Notre Dame's Mobilizing Ideas Blog.

García, Rocío R. 2017. “Imagining Utopias: Toward Latinx Feminist Thought.” Center for the Study of Women Blog.

García, Rocío R. 2016. “How the Reproductive Justice Movement Benefits Latinas.” Scholars Strategy Network Policy Brief.

García, Rocío R. 2016. “Beyond Pro-Choice.” Scholars Strategy Network’s No Jargon Podcast.

Grants and Awards

2018-2019  American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program

2018-2019  Inter-University Program for Latino Research/Mellon Dissertation Fellowship

2017            UCLA Excellence in Teaching Award

2017            UCLA Center for the Study of Women Travel Grants (Spring, Fall)

2016            UCLA Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honors Society

2014-2015   UCLA Graduate Research Mentorship

2014             UCLA Graduate Summer Researach Mentorship

2014             Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship Alternate

2013             UCLA Graduate Summer Research Mentorship

2013             Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Diversity Fellowship Honorable Mention

2012-2017    UCLA Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship

Conference Presentations

2017. "The Politics of Erased Migrations: Toward a Relational, Intersectional Sociology of Latinx Gender and Migration." Presentation took place at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

2017. "Regulating the Reproduction of Latinx: How Ideology Manifests in the Movement for Reproductive Justice." Presentation took place at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association.

2017. "Ideological Violence in the Political Borderlands: Historicizing Latinx Controlling Images." Presentation took place at the annual Intersectional Inquiries Conference.

2016. “Reproducing Choices: Navigating Latinx Controlling Images in Reproductive Politics.” Presentation took place at the biennial meeting of the Latina/o Studies Association.

2015. "Hidden Society: Impostor Syndrome and the Historically Marginalized College Student." Presentation took place at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association.

2014. “Coloring the Wife-Mother Ideal: Racial Differences in Dating and Family Formation among Professional Women of Color.” Presentation took place at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

2013. “Electoral Politics in a Battleground State.” Presentation took place at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association.

2013.  “PSA 101: Students Doing a Conference.” Presentation took place at a panel session at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association.

2010. “Breaking the Mold:  Promoting a Refined Pluralistic Logic for Understanding Adaptation among Mexican Women in the U.S.”  Presentation took place at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association.

2009. “Breaking the Mold:  Promoting a Refined Pluralistic Logic for Understanding Adaptation among Mexican Women in the U.S.”  Presentation took place at a panel session at the annual meeting of the California Sociological Association.

2009. “Unmasking the Dynamics of Social Activism in Modern Society.”  Presentation took place at the annual meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association.

Advisors

Vilma Ortiz

Marcus Hunter

Karida Brown

Patricia Zavella (UCSC Latin American and Latino Studies)

Degrees

2016.   C.Phil Sociology, UCLA

2014.   MA Sociology, UCLA

2012.   MA Sociology, University of Nevada Reno

2008.  BA Sociology and Spanish (Summa Cum Laude), California State University Stanislaus