CSUSM NewsCenter (Sociology)

2019
May
13,
2019
As someone who has spent nearly a quarter century working in the construction industry, Kevin Dunn thought he had a handle on popular misconceptions about undocumented immigrants in the workforce. It wasn’t until the Cal State San Marcos sociology st...
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March
07,
2019
For Mary Robertson, it felt like the first day at a new school.   Her heart was pounding. She was racked with self-doubt. Would the kids like her? Would she fit in?  It was the fall of 2010, and Robertson was standing outside an LGBTQ youth dro...
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March
04,
2019
Tiffany Teusch didn’t give much thought to college as a teenager. Teusch failed most of her high school classes as a freshman and sophomore. She spent her final two years of high school transitioning to a new school, a new living situation and try...
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2017
September
27,
2017
“I love working here because the mission of the university has social justice written all over it” -- Marisol Clark-Ibáñez Marisol Clark-Ibáñez was wrapping up the courses needed for a bachelor’s degree in literature when she took a sociology c...
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August
23,
2017
Being sentenced to prison wasn’t the most terrifying experience of Martin Leyva’s life. When you’re arrested for the first time at age 13 and you spend the next two decades in and out of jail and prison, it’s easy to become accustomed to life behi...
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May
08,
2017
Erica Alfaro will be easy to spot during Cal State San Marcos’ morning commencement ceremony on May 19. Just look for the cap that has “We did it Luisito! 2%” proudly displayed. Luisito refers to her 11-year-old son Luis. The 2 percent represen...
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2016
November
02,
2016
Brandy Williams didn’t always plan to attend college. Now in her third year at Cal State San Marcos, Brandy was close to joining the military before her mom stepped in and encouraged her to try school first. Looking at a list of Brandy’s accomp...
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2015
November
06,
2015
What started out as a California State University San Marcos-led initiative that brought educational seminars into local libraries has blossomed into a three-year, $852,201, federally-funded study to boost civic engagement in Latino communities. T...
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October
21,
2015
The National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) announces the launch of Cultivando Liderazgo (Nurturing Leadership), a study that examines civic engagement, national service and volunteering behavior among...
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September
10,
2015
“Essential...Sheds light on how the racist implementation of immigration policies trickles down to shape the lives of children and young people in and out of school,” wrote one book reviewer. “A must read...Provides compelling examples of resilience,...
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August
05,
2015
San Diego may have Comic-Con, but Cal State San Marcos has Matt Atherton, an assistant professor of sociology who incorporates such works as popular DC Comics’ crime drama Gotham Central, critically acclaimed cartoon series Watchmen, and Marvel Comic...
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