PhD 2010 University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
Areas of Interest: Gangs, Qualitative Research Methods, Juvenile Delinquency, Race and Ethnicity, Criminal Theory.
Professor Alanis teaches CJS 402 Gangs, 2 sections of CJS 430 CJ Methods, and 4 sections of the CJS 430L CJ Methods Lab.
Jaime Alanís has a Bachelor and Master’s degree from DePaul University with a focus in Urban Studies and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His thesis for Master’s degree is entitled: Gangs Are Us: Hustlin’, Survivin’, Strivin’, and Social (Dis)Order. His dissertation for his doctorate is entitled: The Harrison High School Walkouts of 1968: Struggle for Equal Schools and Chicanismo in Chicago. He has a forthcoming article in a book from University of Illinois Press entitled, “Blowouts: Latinismo and Chicanismo in Late 1960’s Chicago” in Latina/o Education in Chicago Historical Trajectories: Contemporary Realities and Transformative possibilities. His areas of specialization are sociology of education, racial and ethnic studies, urban sociology, juvenile delinquency (street gangs), critical pedagogy, and qualitative research methods. He taught at DePaul University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and currently teaches at Cal State Northridge. He has researched for Harvard School of Public Health and his awards include student commendations as Teacher of the Year at Latino Youth Alternative High School and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.