Oscar J. Mayorga

Oscar J. Mayorga

Graduate Student

Office: A50 Haines Hall

Email: omayorga@ucla.edu


Biography

Oscar J. Mayorga was born in Nicaragua and raised in Miami FL.  He has worked in various capacities in higher education institutions for the last 15 years in the Northeast, where he was the Director of a Cross-Cultural Center and Chief Diversity Officer.  When Oscar is not working, he enjoys family bike rides across Southern California with his partner and two young children.

Degrees

  • University of California, Los Angeles · Los Angeles, CA · C. Phil. in Sociology
  • University of California, Los Angeles · Los Angeles, CA · Master of Arts in Sociology.
  • University of California, Los Angeles · Los Angeles, CA · Master of Arts in Education. Specialization: Higher Education and Organizational Change
  • Boston College · Chestnut Hill, MA · Master of Education in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation. Specializations: Instrument development; Assessment of inclusion and mission-related constructs; Methodology
  • Boston College · Chestnut Hill, MA· Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration. Specializations: Organizational theory; Issues of access and equity in Higher Education
  • Providence College · Providence, RI · Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies. Individualized Title: The Globalization of U.S. Cities: urbanization, migration and ethno-racial diversity in politics, society and economy.

Fields of Study

Race & Ethnicity, Economy Sociology, Quantitative and Computational Methods

Publications

  • Bishop, Jalil and Oscar J. Mayorga “Coalitional Factors of Student Activism: How Student Coalitions Struggle to Move Beyond Diversity Logics.” Rise Up: Activism as Education, edited by Amalia Dache-Gerbino and Keon McGuire, East Lansing, MI:Michigan State University Press, 2019.
  • Garcia, Nichole M., and Oscar J. Mayorga. 2017. “The Threat of Unexamined Secondary Data: A Critical Race Transformative Convergent Mixed Methods.” Race Ethnicity and Education, September, 1–22. doi:10.1080/13613324.2017.1377415.
  • James, Michael J., Daniel Justin, and Oscar J. Mayorga. “Collaboration, Inspiration, and Accountability: Findings from a Longitudinal Study of Mission Officers,” A Mission Officer Handbook: Advancing Catholic Identity and University Mission Volume Two, edited by Michael Galligan-Stierle, 1-9. Washington D.C.: Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, 2015.
  • James, Michael J., Oscar J. Mayorga, and Joseph J. Lehman. “Mission Matters: The Mission Leader – An Innovative Strategy in Catholic Higher Education” in A Mission Officer Handbook: Advancing Catholic Identity and University Mission Volume One, edited by Michael Galligan-Stierle, 9-12. Washington D.C.: Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, 2014.
  • James, Michael J., Joseph J. Lehman, and Oscar J. Mayorga. “Professionalization of the Mission Leader” in A Mission Officer Handbook: Advancing Catholic Identity and University Mission Volume Oneedited by Michael Galligan-Stierle, 49-54. Washington D.C.: Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, 2014.

Awards & Grants

  • Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Pre-Doctoral Fellowship – Honorable Mention  2017
  • University Fellowship – 2017-2018
  • Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship – 2017-2018
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship – Summer 2017
  • Excellence in Teaching Award – Sociology Dept. 2016-2017
  • University Fellowship – 2015-2016
  • Division Merit Scholarship  – 2014-2015
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship – Summer 2017
  • Excellence in Teaching Award – Sociology Department – 2016-2017
  • University Fellowship – 2015-2016
  • Division Merit Scholarship – 2014-2015

Conference Presentations

  • Mayorga, Oscar J. and Paul Martinez “We are not Birds: Network Homophily as a Racialized Measure” Paper Accepted at Invited Panel Innovative Quantitative Approaches to the Critical Study of Racialization in Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, August 2020
  • Mayorga, Oscar J., “Markets Embedded in White Supremacy Ideology: Racialized Perceptions in the U.S. Economy.” Roundtable presented at the Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association, New York, August 2019.
  • Mayorga, Oscar J., “Reimagining race and capitalism: Racialized economic perception in the U.S.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Philadelphia, PA, August 2018.
  • Mayorga, Oscar J. and Ian Peacock “Computational Qualitative Research: A Supervised Machine Learning Approach to Qualitative Coding” Poster accepted at the 4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science, Chicago, IL, July 2018.
  • Mayorga, Oscar J., and Jalil M. Bishop “(Re)Theorizing College Student Activism for Transformative Institutional Change.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) Conference , Denver, CO, June 2016.
  • Camacho, Sayil, and Oscar J. Mayorga “From Theory to Practice: Utilizing Migrant Identity to Operationalize Transformative Mixed Methods.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Critical Race Studies in Education Association (CRSEA) Conference, Denver, CO, June 2016.
  • Garcia, Nichole, and Oscar J. Mayorga “Towards a critical race theory transformative explanatory sequential mixed method.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Researcher Association (AERA), Washington, D.C, April 2016.
  • Eagan, Kevin, Oscar J. Mayorga, and Joseph Ramirez “Measuring and Benchmarking Campus Equity and Inclusion, Presentation.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), Denver, CO, April 2015.
  • Goodman, Diane, and Oscar J. Mayorga “Cultural Competence for Social Justice: A Model for Student, Staff, Faculty and Organizational Development.” Lecture presented at The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE), Indianapolis, IN, May 2014.
  • Goodman, Diane, and Oscar J. Mayorga “Cultural Competence for Social Justice: A Model for Student, Staff, Faculty and Organizational Development.” Lecture presented at the Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Policy, Practice, Privilege Conference for the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU), Chicago, IL, March 2014.
  • Mayorga, Oscar J. “Collaborating with Senior Administrators: Using Data to Inform and Influence College Leaders”Lecture presented at the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) Multicultural Think Tank Meeting, Shrewsbury, MA, December 2012.
  • Mayorga, Oscar J. “Beyond Food, Months and Heroes: How Your Institutional Charism and Catholic Mission Empowers and Fosters the Building of an Inclusive Campus.” Lecture presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU), St. Joseph, MN, July 2011.
  • James, Michael J., Joseph J. Lehman, and Oscar J. Mayorga “Does Mission Matter: A Review of National Survey on Mission Leaders.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), Washington, D.C., January 2010.

Advisors

  • Advisor and Dissertation Chair: Professor Vilma Ortiz 
  • Dissertation Committee Members: Professor Jennie Brand, Professor Ka-Yuet Liu 
  • Outside Dissertation Committe Member: Professor Dylan Rodriguez, UC – Riverside