Paul Martinez

Paul Martinez

Office: 50A Haines Hall


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  • 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.

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.

Awards & Grants

  • 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
  • Cecilia Rios-Aguilar (UCLA Education)