June 23, 2021

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Two SJSU Social Sciences Professors Acquire Prestigious Analysis Fellowships

San José Point out Assistant Professor of Environmental Scientific tests Carolina Prado and Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Advisor of Chicana and Chicano Experiments Jonathan D. Gomez have been awarded noteworthy funded fellowships for the 2021-2022 tutorial 12 months. Equally awards grant Prado and Gomez the time, financial guidance and specialist resources to target on their study in social sciences.

Prado has been named a Career Improvement Fellow (CEF) via the Institute for Citizens & Scholars, which is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Gomez has received a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, which is funded by the Nationwide Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medication.

“Both Jonathan and Carolina are deeply engaged in the classroom, do ground breaking perform in their fields and are operating directly with pupils in the Chicanx/Latinx College student Achievement Centre,” claimed Magdalena Barrera, interim vice provost for college accomplishment and 2011-2012 recipient of the CEF fellowship.

“I’m not at all surprised that they received these awards mainly because they get the job done really really hard, and their elements are fantastic.”

Champion for environmental justice

SJSU Assistant Professor of Environmental Experiments Carolina Prado has been awarded a 2021-2022 Job Enhancement Fellowship.

Prado will review the resources and health and fitness results of h2o contamination web-sites alongside the U.S.-México border in Tijuana. As a to start with-generation queer Chicana, she thinks that the battle for social and environmental justice need to produce an impact on both equally sides of the border.

“This award is very remarkable to me simply because it incorporates do the job with a mentor to meet up with my producing and occupation objectives,” stated Prado, who also desires to help deprived communities to stay in clean up and balanced environments no matter of their race, gender or earnings levels.

“A big goal I have academically is to establish up the subfield of borderland environmental justice,” she additional.

“Border areas, which include the U.S.-México borderlands, experience environmental hazards and products in particular ways—and a lot more analysis in this area is critical. Pedagogically, I hope to combine my coaching in environmental social science and feminist scientific studies during my programs and construct up our environmental justice curriculum in the Office of Environmental Experiments.”

Prado joins Barrera and Faustina DuCros, associate professor of sociology and interdisciplinary social sciences, as groundbreaking SJSU faculty who have been given Mellon Basis fellowships.

Spouse in self-expression

Jonathan D. Gomez.

SJSU Assistant Professor of Chicana and Chicano Scientific studies Jonathan D. Gomez has acquired a 2021-2022 Ford Basis Postdoctoral Grant. Image courtesy of Jonathan D. Gomez.

Gomez, whose investigation examines how Chicanx communities use cultural expression to make areas for by themselves in metropolitan areas, sees the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship as an prospect to comprehensive his manuscript, El Barrio Lindo: Chicanx Social Areas in Neglected Spots of Postindustrial Los Angeles.

His college mentor will be Gabriela Arredondo, an pro on the associations of Chicanx and Latinx city day-to-day existence to the approach of racial, ethnic, gender and trans-countrywide identity development. She serves as chair of the Latin American and Latino Research office at the College of California, Santa Cruz.

Gomez will also use the fellowship to even further establish the Culture Counts Reading through Sequence at SJSU (CCRS), which explores ideas of race and ethnicity by sharing poetry and exchanging strategies with a “story circle” pedagogy.

Individuals use works they examine as launchpads to share tales of their own daily life encounters as well as to examine how to make a change in the earth, primarily as university students.

Gomez said he needs to broaden the CCRS application by setting up partnerships with neighborhood substantial faculties.

“The excitement in this function, for me, exists in the practice of listening and finding out from younger persons in our neighborhood and figuring out how to best accompany them in educational assignments to develop the sorts of lifestyle-affirming institutions and relationships that are meaningful to them.”


Both of those Prado and Gomez glance ahead to sharing takeaways from their fellowships with their students when they resume educating at SJSU in 2022.

“I am truly happy of Jonathan and Carolina for the get the job done that they are executing and everything that I know they are heading to contribute as students,” stated Barrera. “We’re incredibly fortunate to have them at San José Condition.”

“When we hired Carolina and Jonathan in 2018, I knew that they would achieve excellent results,” stated Walt Jacobs, the Dean of the College of Social Sciences. “I’m extremely much searching forward to learning about their achievements of the 2021-2022 fellowship year!”