Ph.D. Placement History

Upon graduating, all of our PhD graduates have found employment: in academia (e.g., as postdoctoral fellows and/or in tenure-track positions at institutions in the US & Latin America), in the corporate sector, and in the federal government.

Ismael Illescas
Ph.D. 2022

  • Permanent faculty member of the Ethnic Studies Department at Chabot College

Candy Martinez
Ph.D. 2022

  • University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA with the sponsorship of David Delgado-Shorter, professor of world arts and cultures/dance
  • Assistant Professor in Latin American and Latinx studies at Vassar College, with a focus on race, injustice, and immigration

Emilia Valenzuela Vergara
Ph.D. 2021

  • Research Professor, Sociology at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Mauricio Ernesto Ramirez
Ph.D. 2021

  • University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department at UC Davis
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Alina Ivette Fernandez
Ph.D. 2020

  • UX Researcher for Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, CITI Bank