Department of Sociology

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Recent Faculty Research

Gast, Melanie Jones, James. S. Chisholm, Yohimar Sivira. 2022 “Racialization of 'ESL Students' in a Diverse School and Multilingual Latina/o Peer Mentors.” Race Ethnicity and Education. DOI: 10.1080/13613324.2022.2069737 

Chisholm, James S., Melanie Jones Gast, & Ashley L. Arnold. 2022. “Culturally Responsive Caring and Emergent Tensions in a Bilingual Mentoring Program in a Diverse School” in Care-Based Methodologies: Reimagining Qualitative Research with Youth in US Schools, edited by V. Vasudevan, N. Gross, P. Nagarajan, & K. Clonan-Roy. New York, NY: Bloomsbury.  

Gast, Melanie Jones, Dina G. Okamoto, and *Jack Allen. 2022. “Belonging and Vulnerability in San Francisco: Undocumented Latinx Parents and Local Claims-Making” in Latinx Belonging: Community-Building and Resilience in the United States, edited by Natalia Deeb-Sossa and Jennifer Mendez. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press. 

Gast, Melanie Jones, James S. Chisholm, Yohimar Sivira-Gonzalez, & Trisha A. Douin. 2022.  "Racialized moments in qualitative interviews: confronting colour-blind and subtle racism in real time." International Journal of Research & Method in Education, DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2022.2046726

Lanphier, Tonya Scott and Robert M. Carini2022.  "A Process Evaluation of a Learning Community Program: Implemented as Designed?Education Sciences 12, no. 1: 60.

Ganote, Cynthia, Tasha Souza, and Floyd Cheung. "Pedagogies of Microresistance for Equity and Social Justice," in Equity and Inclusion in Higher Education:  Strategies for Teaching (ed. Kumar and Refaei). 

Gast, Melanie. "Reconceptualizing College Knowledge: Class, Race, and Black Students in a College-Counseling Field."  Sociology of Education.  

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