Dr. Ruben Espinoza
Assistant Professor, Director, Latinx and Latin American Studies Minor
Director of Latinx and Latin American Studies
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Office Location: Roosevelt Hall 220
Office Hours: MW 1-2pm and by appointment
- California State University, Monterey Bay, Bachelor of Arts
University of California, Santa Cruz, Master of Arts
University of California, Santa Cruz, Ph.D.
Instructional assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. His research interests include social inequality, Latino/a and Latinx communities in the U.S., migration, housing insecurity and the food system. Co-author of the report "Working for Dignity," which analyzes social problems confronted by low-wage workers living in Santa Cruz County. Teaching Intro to Latinx and Latin American Studies at Chapman University.
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Terriquez, Veronica. Ruben Espinoza, Ana Mendoza, Uriel Serrano and Ana Mendoza. 2017. “MILPA’s Efforts to Promote Youth and Community Well-Being in Salinas.” University of Southern California Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. Available at: http://dornsife.usc.edu/assets/sites/242/docs/MILPA_Report_July2017.pdf.
McKay, Steve., Ruben Espinoza and Steven Carmona Mora. 2016. “Working for Dignity: The Santa Cruz County Low-Wage Worker Study.” Sponsored by UCSC Center for Labor Studies, UC Humanities Research Institute, and the Blum Initiative for Global and Regional Poverty. Available for download at: http://workingfordignity.ucsc.edu/.
Espinoza, Ruben, Ana Mendoza, Jasmin Marquez and Veronica Terriquez. 2016. “Youth Civic Engagement and Community Well-Being in East Salinas.” Los Angeles, University of Southern California Program for Environmental and Regional Equity. Available at: http://dornsife.usc.edu/pere/bhc-youth-civic-eng-wellbeing/.