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EDELINA M. BURCIAGA

1380 Lawrence St., Suite 420-C

Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

edelina.burciaga@ucdenver.edu

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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado, Denver (2016-present)

 EDUCATION

 University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

Ph.D., Department of Sociology, 2016.

Graduate Certificate in Chicano/Latino Studies

Qualifying exam fields: Sociology of Education, Race and Ethnicity

Dissertation:  The Latino Undocumented 1.5-generation: Navigating Belonging in New and Old Destinations

Committee: Cynthia Feliciano (Chair), Glenda Flores, Ann Hironaka, Rubén Rumbaut, Jennifer Chacón (UC Irvine Law)

Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

J.D., May 2005. Bar Admission: Massachusetts, 2006.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

M.A., Social Sciences in Education, June 2000

B.A., Chicana/o Studies & English, with honors in Education, June 1999

RESEARCH and TEACHING INTERESTS

Race & Ethnicity, Immigration, Latina/o Sociology, Law and Society, Education, Social Movements.

FELLOWSHIPS and GRANTS

 External Grants

2014, National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant. $11,897

2013, UC MEXUS Dissertation Research Grant. $11,986

2012, UC Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Mini-Grant.

2011, University of California Center for New Racial Studies, Research Grant, $3,200

External Fellowships and Awards

2015, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, National Research Council.

2015-16, California State University Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program.

2014, Alternate, Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, National Research Council.

2014, Racial and Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship, The Society for the Study of Social Problems. $12,000

2013, Honorable Mention, Racial and Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship, The SSSP.

2010, Graduate School Summer Fellowship, Education Pioneers-Los Angeles.

2006-2008, Bart J. Gordon Memorial Fellowship, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute,

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.

2005, Warren S. Gilford Law and Humanity Prize, BU School of Law.

 

Internal Fellowships, Awards and Honors – University of California, Irvine

2016, Outstanding

2016, Public Commendation, Tom Angell Fellowship for Mentoring Excellence,

University of California Graduate Division.

2014, Associate Dean’s Fellowship, School of Social Sciences.

2014, Most Promising Future Faculty Member, University of California Irvine Graduate

Division and Center for Engaged Instruction.

2014, Dynamic Womyn of UCI, Academic Achievement Award, Women’s Empowerment

Initiative.

2013, Public Impact Fellowship, Graduate Division.

2013, Associate Dean’s Fellowship, School of Social Sciences.

2013, 2012, Pedagogical Fellowship, Center for Engaged Instruction.

2013, 2012, Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Sociology.

2013, Gilbert G. Gonzales Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award,

Department of Chicano/Latino Studies.

2012, Outstanding Service Award, Department of Sociology.

2009, UCI Community Outreach Partnership Center Community Scholars Program.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 Articles and Book Chapters

Burciaga, Edelina M. 2015. “The Promise and Reality of Plyler v. Doe: Community Resistance to the School to Deportation Pipeline in Orange County.” Ch.10 in Cracks in the Schoolyard: Narratives of Power, Inequality and Resistance edited by Gilberto Q. Conchas. New York: Teachers College Press.

Dingeman-Cerda, Katie, Edelina M. Burciaga and Lisa Martinez. 2015. “Neither Sinners Nor Saints: Complicating the Discourse of Noncitizen Deservingness.” Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 9(3): 62-73.

Oseguera, Leticia, Stella M. Flores and Edelina Burciaga. 2010. “Documenting Implementation Realities: Undocumented Immigrant Students in California and North Carolina.” Journal of College Admissions. Winter 2010: 37-43.

 

Other Publications

Ashar, Sameer M., Edelina M. Burciaga, Jennifer M. Chacon, Susan Bibler Coutin, AlmaGarza and Stephen Lee. 2016. “Navigating Liminal Legalities Along Pathways to Citizenship: Immigrant Vulnerability and the Role of Mediating Institutions.” UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper Series No. 2016-05.

Ashtiani, Mariam, Edelina Burciaga and Cynthia Feliciano.  2013.“Labor Market Outcomes and the Postsecondary Educational Outcomes of Low-Income Youth.” UC ACCORD Pathways to Postsecondary Success: Maximizing Opportunities for Youth in Poverty.(http://pathways.gseis.ucla.edu/publications/LaborMarkets.pdf)

Burciaga, Edelina M. 2013. “Immigrants, Children of.” Pp.378-380 in Vol. 9 in Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide, edited by James Ainsworth. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Burciaga, Edelina M. 2013. “Immigrant Adaptation.” Pp.377-378 in Vol. 9 in Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z guide, edited by James Ainsworth. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Burciaga, Edelina M. 2011. “Book Review: Americans by Heart” by William Perez (Teachers College Press, New York, 2011). Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 5(1): 49-50.

Work in Progress

Burciaga, Edelina M. “The Immigrant Bargain Extended: The role of family as motivation and constraint for undocumented youth activism.”

 ‘You have to be more worthy:’ Latino undocumented young adults and the politics of deservingness in receptive and hostile contexts.

Threats and Opportunities: Undocu/DACAmented and Unafraid in California and Georgia.

“With or Without DACA, I’m Still Undocumented”: The educational experiences of Latino undocumented young adults in California and Georgia,”

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“’With or Without DACA, I’m still Undocumented:’ The Educational Experiences of Undocumented Young Adults in California and Georgia.” accepted Panel Presentation, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, August 2016.

“‘You have to be more worthy:’ Latino undocumented young adults and the politics of deservingness in receptive and hostile contexts.” accepted Panel Presentation, Latina/o Studies Association Conference, Pasadena, CA, July 2016.

“Threats and Opportunities: Undocu/DACAmented and Unafraid in California and Georgia.” accepted Panel Presentation, Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2016.

“The Immigrant Bargain Extended: The Role of Family as Motivation and Constraint for Undocumented Youth Activism.” Panel Presentation, The Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2015.

“The New Civics of Belonging: Undocumented Youth Mobilization and Community Embeddedness.” Roundtable Presentation, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2015.

“Threats and Opportunities: The role of state immigration law and policy for the mobilization of the undocumented 1.5-generation.” Panel Presentation, 5th Annual Conference on Immigration to the U.S. South, Gainesville, FL, October 2014.

“The Promise and Reality of Pyler v. Doe: Stemming the School-to-Deportation Pipeline in Orange County, CA.” Panel Presentation, The Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 2014.

“Education not deportation: Immigrant student activism in the Obama years.” Panel presentation, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, August 2012.

“Undocumented and unafraid: Mobilizing undocumented immigrant youth” Panel presentation, Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2012.

“Undocumented and unafraid: Mobilizing undocumented immigrant youth,” panel presentation, University of California Center for New Racial Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA, April 2011

“Learning as I go: Fieldwork experience as a scholar-activist,” panel presentation, Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, March 2011.

“Community Lawyering as a Tool for Race-Based Advocacy,” invited presentation, Legal Assistance Corporation of Central Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, July 2008.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 Graduate Student Researcher, “Navigating Liminal Legalities along Pathways to Citizenship: Immigrant Vulnerability and the Role of Mediating Institutions,” PIs: Dr. Susan Bibler Coutin, Anthropology; Sameer Ashar, Jennifer Chacón, & Stephen Lee, UCI Law. 2014-present.

 

Graduate Student Policy Intern, “The Community Knowledge Project-Santa Ana Building Health Communities Initiative,” PI: Dr. Michael Montoya, Department of Anthropology, 2013-2014.

Graduate Student Researcher, “School of Social Sciences Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience (DECADE) Initiative,” PI: Dr. Ann Hironaka, Department of Sociology, 2012-2013.

Graduate Student Researcher, “Gates Foundation/UC Accord Pathways to Postsecondary Success,” Dr. Cynthia Feliciano, Department of Sociology, 2011.

 Graduate Student Researcher, “Racial Dating Preferences Amongst Internet Daters,” Dr. Cynthia Feliciano, Department of Sociology, 2009.

 Graduate Student Researcher, “Evaluation of the Hispanic College Fund’s Los Angeles Hispanic Youth Symposium,” PI: Dr. Estela Zarate, School of Education, 2009.

 Graduate Student Researcher, “Postsecondary Access and Immigrant Students,” Dr. Leticia Oseguera, School of Education. 2009.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

External Teaching

Instructor, Department of Sociology, Pomona College, Introduction to Sociology, Fall 2015.

Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of San Diego, Sociology 370: Sociology of Education, Fall 2011.

Pedagogical Development & Teaching Assistantships

Instructional Development Associate, Center for Engaged Instruction, 2013-2014 & 2015.

Pedagogical Fellow, Center for Engaged Instruction, Teaching Assistant Professional Development Program, Department of Sociology, 2012, 2013.   

Teaching Assistant, School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Chicano/Latino Studies I, Fall 2013

Chicano/Latino Studies Research Seminar, Winter 2011

Graduate Education and the 21st Century, Fall 2010

Chicano Studies III, Spring 2010

Teaching Assistant, Division of Undergraduate Education, University of California, Irvine, University Studies 16: How race is made, Fall 2011-Spring 2012.

Invited Teaching Lectures

“Engaged Research and Practice in Latina/o Communities.” Introduction to Civic and Community Engagement. Fall 2013, Division of Undergraduate Education. University of California, Irvine.

“Undocumented and Unafraid: Mobilizing the Undocumented 1.5-generation.” Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies. Fall 2013, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies. University of California, Irvine.

“Undocumented immigrant youth, AB540, and the DREAM Act.” Ethnic and Immigrant America, Spring 2012, Department of Sociology, University of California Irvine.

“Contextualizing Social and Cultural Capital in Communities of Color.” Multicultural Issues in K-12 Education, Spring 2009, Department of Education, University of California, Irvine

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Reviewer, Social Problems, Mobilization, Sociology of Education

Co-Chair, Interdisciplinary Conference on Researching Equity, 2012.

Member, Sub-committee on Campus Climate for Undocumented Students, 2012.

Mentor, Competitive Edge Summer Program, DECADE Initiative, 2012.

Graduate Student Representative, Graduate Admissions Committee, 2012.

Cohort representative, Sociology Graduate Student Association, 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

Planning Committee Chair, Department of Sociology Ph.D. Open House Weekend, 2010.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Member, Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN) LA, 2013-2016

Co-founder and member, Chicano/Latino Graduate Student Collective, University of California, Irvine (2009-present)

Member, Engaged Scholarship Working Group, University of California, Irvine (2009-2010)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Member, American Sociological Association, Section Memberships: Sociology of Law, Latino/a Sociology, Racial & Ethnic Minorities, International Migration, Children & Youth, Race, Gender, & Class, Teaching & Learning.

Member, Law and Society Association

Member, Society for the Study of Social Problems

Member, Pacific Sociological Association

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