Alumni Profile: Crystal Caldera

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Dual degree you pursued: J.D./M.A. in Sociology

Research interests/agenda: My research interests include race and ethnic inequalities, immigration, cross nativity marriages, ethnic replenishment, interracial dating, and qualitative methods.

Past Education: B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2006; M.A. in Education Counseling from California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), 2010

Academic Experiences:

  • David C. Lizarraga Fellow, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education/Ford Multidisciplinary Fellow, 2013
  • Center for the Study of Democracy Fellow, 2012
  • Teaching Assistant, 2012, 2013
  • Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Cynthia Feliciano, 2012, 2013
  • Research Fellow, 2015

Presentations, Publications:

  • AAHHE Conference Paper Presentation: “Marrying Down? Why U.S.-born Women Marry Immigrant Men,” 2014
  • Thesis Defense: “Marrying Down? Cross Nativity Marriages among the Mexican-Origin Population,” 2014

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