Project MALES is pleased to announce the inaugural Graduate Scholars Program (PM-GSP). After receiving an impressive pool of applications from across the country, the following scholars were selected to join the 2018-2019 cohort: Michael Singh (UC-Berkley), Uriel Serrano (UC-Santa Cruz), Carlos Martínez-Cano (University of Pennsylvania), and Kenny Lopez (University of Hawai’i).
The mission of Project MALES Graduate Scholars Program is to support the academic and career advancement of emerging scholars whose research is focused on the educational outcomes of male students of color.
In addition to joining the Project MALES network, scholars will be matched with a Faculty and Research Affiliate mentor and will receive a $500 dissertation award.
Michael Singh is a doctoral student in the Department of Social and Cultural Studies in Education at the University of California, Berkeley. His research examines how Latino male teachers and teachers of color negotiate standards of masculinity and become models for young students. He also has extensive experience working with Latino youth at UC Berkeley and in his community. Michael’s Faculty and Research Affiliate mentor is Dr. Gilberto Lara.
Uriel Serrano is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Uriel’s research focuses on Black and Latino youth within grassroots community organizing. His work helps bridge research to practice from the university into community spaces. Uriel’s Faculty and Research Affiliate mentor is Dr. Mellie Torres.
Carlos Martínez-Cano is a doctoral student in the Department of Education, Culture, & Society at the University of Pennsylvania. Carlos’s dissertation examines the technology related learning practices of Mexican-origin middle school boys living in the new Latino diaspora. His work is interdisciplinary as it contributes to scholarship in anthropology, education and Latina/o studies, and pushes our thinking about how we can use digital literacy to close the achievement gap. Carlos’s Faculty and Research Affiliate mentor is Dr. Juan Carrillo.
Kenny Lopez is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Hawai’i. His research focuses on the experiences of Mexican-American males in doctoral programs in the Midwest. Kenny’s Faculty and Research Affiliate mentor is Dr. Julie Lopez Figueroa.
We would like to thank the leadership of our Faculty and Research Affiliates who have served in the reviewing committee as well as shaped the direction of the PM-GSP program: Drs. Eligio Martinez, Marissa Vasquez, Nydia Sanchez, Adrian Huerta, and Jose Del Real Viramontes.
Once again, congratulations to our newly selected cohort of PM-GSP scholars on their well-deserved success.