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Dr. José Muñoz


Dr. José Muñoz graduated with a PhD in Sociology from Stony Brook University. After several years of working as contingent faculty in the CSU system he joined the Department of Sociology in 2011. Along with attention to first-generation scholars, José’s other research foci include inequalities and attrition in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, civil rights, labor, and transnational social movements. He is the Director for Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program which seeks to diversify the pool of underrepresented scholars in the humanities. José is part of an NIH supplement supported project titled URISE Coyote Research Fellowship Program. This one-year program will mentor students interested in behavioral and biomedical research. José is also a co-PI on an NSF S-STEM $2.5 Million grant titled “Creating Pathways to Computing Careers through Experiential and Engaged Learning project with colleagues in Computer Science.” His recent publications appeared in the Sociology of Education, Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World, Journal of Latinos and Education, and the Journal of Higher Education Management. 

From 2021-2022, José’s was a co-PI on an NSF HSI grant titled “Exploring the hidden realities of contingent Latinx faculty in STEM”. The award supported a CSUSB conference for part time faculty representing 10 CSUs. In 2020-2021, he held the position of Visiting Scholar at UCLA's Institute of American Cultures and was affiliated with the Chicano Studies Research Center. José has previously taught qualitative research methods, theory, Latino health, migration, social movements, and Latino Communities, Wellness, and Life Skills.

Contact Dr. Muñoz

Phone: (909) 537-7487


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