My research interests include immigration and acculturation, ethnic identity development, academic achievement, achievement motivation, minority studetn access to higher education, and studying the effects of discrimination and stereotypes on minority student achievement. Below is a list and description of my current program of research.
Survey and interviewed based research project on the educational experiences of undocumented high school, community college, university, and graduate undocumented students.
Mexican Indigenous Youth in U.S. schools
Quantitative and qualitative study that examines the educational, social, and linguistic experiences of Mexican indigenous youth who in addition to English and Spanish speak a variety of indigenous languages including Mixteco and Zapoteco.
Higher Education Access: How Social Class and Ethnic Minority Status Structure the Acquisition of Educational Social and Cultural Capital
This study examines the higher education access of working-class and ethnic minority students.
Skin color, physiognomy, and perceived discrimination among first and second generation Latino young adults
This study examines how skin color and facial physical characteristics are associated with ethnic identification and experiences with prejudice and discrimination.
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