The mission of Project MALES Graduate Scholars Program (PM-GSP) is to support the academic and career advancement of emerging scholars whose research is focused on improving the educational outcomes of boys and men of color. Up to four scholars will be selected for the 2021-22 Graduate Scholars Program, and they will receive an award of $500 each to be used to support their research. PM-GSP scholars will be assigned a mentor from the Project MALES Faculty/Research Affiliates network.
2021-22 Application Information
Applications for 2021-22 are closed. Announcement of new Scholars is expected around the end of September.
2020-21 Graduate Scholars
Son to immigrant parents, Miguel Ángel y Guadalupe, Ángel Gonzalez is a first-generation queer Latinx scholar from South Central-East Los Angeles. Ángel is a third-year doctoral candidate in Community College Leadership (CCLEAD) at San Diego State University. Their research agenda includes 1) conditions, experiences, and outcomes in community colleges for minoritized students with an emphasis on LGBTQ+ and Latinx students and professionals. Ángel’s Faculty and Research Affiliate mentor is Dr. Antonio Duran.
Jesse Enriquez is a Ph.D. student in the Education Studies Department at UC San Diego. His research seeks to understand the conditions, experiences, and outcomes that facilitate the success among historically marginalized students with an emphasis on a) Latino/x men in higher education, b) community college students’ pre and post-transfer experiences, and c) exploring the role that 4-year institutions play in creating a transfer receptive culture for students of color.
Shawn S. Savage
Shawn S. Savage is a doctoral candidate in curriculum and instruction in the Teaching, Curriculum & Society Department in Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Shawn’s research investigates the experiences of racially minoritized boys, young men and adult men across their educational and professional lives. Currently, he operationalizes Afrocentricity through critical race methodology, BlackCrit, and community cultural wealth to explore the strengths and successes of Black males, and related institutional and systemic imperatives.
Breauna M. Spencer
Breauna Marie Spencer is a 5th-year Sociology doctoral student at the University of California, Irvine. Her research agenda is tailored to examining the academic and psychological health and well-being of Black and Latino men enrolled in STEM undergraduate and graduate degree programs in order to identify how to improve their retention rates and graduation rates.
- Lazaro Camacho, Florida Atlantic University
- Enrique Espinoza, University of California at Riverside
- Roberto Montoya, University of Colorado Denver
- Guillermo Ortega, University of Houston
- William Ramos Ochoa, Mills College
- Kenny Lopez, University of Hawai’i
- Carlos Martinez-Cano, University of Pennsylvania
- Uriel Serrano, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Michael Singh, University of California, Berkeley