Project MALES is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Graduate Scholars Program (PM-GSP) recipients. After receiving an extraordinary pool of applications from across the country, the following scholars were selected to join the 2021-2022 cohort: Jonathan Ibarra (University of California, Santa Barbara), Jarett D. Haley (University of Michigan), JC Lugo (University of California, Los Angeles), Trevor McCray (University of Texas at Arlington).
The mission of PM-GSP is to support the academic and professional development 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.
Jonathan Ibarra is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Babara. His research agenda focuses on the areas of Latinx Sociology, Masculinity, Education, and Youth Studies. He is currently working on a research project which explores how race, class, and masculinity shape the educational pathways and/or exclusions experienced by Latinx youth through the types of support they receive at schools and the community.
Jarett D. Haley is a Ph.D. candidate in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. His research centers on understanding undergraduate and graduate students’ experiences in student affairs and other co-curricular contexts (e.g., interactions with staff members, experiences with staff-run offices), with an emphasis on how these experiences support Black men’s persistence at predominately White institutions.
JC Lugo is a Ph.D. student in the Urban Schooling division of the School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA. His research examines the role that race, gender, and sexuality have in shaping schooling conditions for male students of color by focusing on how Latino male high school students navigate and disrupt heteronormative schooling contexts. His work is grounded in his experiences as a teacher and student affairs practitioner coordinating a male success initiative.
Trevor D. McCray is a Ph.D. student in K-16 Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. Trevor’s research focuses on Black Male Elementary Teachers and their academic and personal journeys. Utilizing the African American Male Theory framework, he will be exploring how their journeys influence their decision to teach in an elementary setting through different systems they may have encountered.
We would like to thank the leadership of our Faculty and Research Affiliates who served on the reviewing committee: Drs. Cristobal Salinas, Carlos Martinez-Cano, Sarah Rodriguez, Marissa Vasquez, Edwin Hernandez, Susana Hernandez, Gilberto Lara, David Martinez, Cristobal Rodriguez, and Josh Childs. Furthermore, we would like to thank Drs. Eligio Martinez, José Del Real Viramontes, and Guillermo Ortega for their leadership as the PM-GSP Co-Chairs.
Congratulations to our newly selected cohort of PM-GSP scholars on their well-deserved success.