Pathways to the Professoriate

Cohort 1

Shawntel Barreiro

Shawntel Barreiro
Intended PhD: Linguistics

CSUN Majors: Chicana/o Studies and Linguistics

CSUN Minor: Geography

Research Interests: Sociolinguistics, Central American diaspora, identity

Research Project: "Salvadoran-disaporic Communities and Dialect Convergence with Other Spanish-speaking Communities"

Faculty Mentor: David Medeiros, Linguistics

Elizabeth Calzada

Elizabeth Calzada
Intended PhD: Ancient History

CSUN Major: History

Research Interests: Ancient Greece and Rome, women in Greek tragedies

Research Project: “Euripidean Tragedy: The stage for democracy and patriarchy”

Faculty Mentor: John Paul Nuño, History

Jared Diaz

Jared Diaz
Intended PhD: East Asian Religious Studies

CSUN Majors: Linguistics and Religious Studies

CSUN Minor: Anthropology

Research Interests: Chinese Religions—Taoism and Buddhism

Faculty Mentor: Xochitl Alvizo, Religious Studies

Brian Mercado

Brian Mercado
Intended PhD: Sociology

CSUN Major: Sociology

Research Interests: Criminalization and alienation of early adolescent Latinos within the education system, Critical Race Theory, Disillusionment and anomie theories

Research Project:"High School Administrators' Perceptions of the Strengths of and Barriers for Low-income Students of Color with Behavioral, Emotional, and Educational Challenges"

Faculty Mentor: Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, Sociology

Yaquelin Morales

Yaquelin Morales
Intended PhD: Sociology

CSUN Major: Sociology

CSUN Minor: Urban Studies

Research Interests: Urban design and education, social dynamics within communities of color, critical race theory

Research Project: “Chigona Fire: A case study on the organization of a Latina-led poetry collective in a gentrifying Los Angeles”

Faculty Mentor: Frances Gateward, CTVA

Kiara Padilla

Kiara Padilla
Intended PhD: Ethnic Studies

CSUN Majors: Chicana/o Studies and Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Martha Escobar, Chicana/o Studies

Hermes Rocha

Hermes Rocha
Intended PhD: Philosophy

CSUN Majors: Philosophy and Religious Studies

Research Interests: Latin American political philosophy and the independence movements of Latin America

Research Project: “Latin American Philosophy: An initial inquiry of political ramifications of its identity”

Faculty Mentor: Linda Alvarez, Central American Studies

Eryn Talevich

Eryn Talevich
Intended PhD: Anthropology/Folklore

CSUN Major: Anthropology

CSUN Minor: Queer Studies

Research Interests: Textiles and identity, gender performance, women and work, semiotics of clothing and traditional techniques, folk costume and drag

Research Project: “Beatrice Wood: Intersections of dress and identity”

Faculty Mentor: Mario Ontiveros, Art