Academics - Faculty Profiles

José Z. Calderón, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Chicano/a-Latino/a Studies

José Z. Calderón, PhD

Expertise Areas

Urban and political sociology; race and ethnic relations; multi-ethnic coalitions; urban community development; critical ethnography and participant observation; language rights; experiential and service learning; Chicano and Latino communities.

Recent Publications, Appointments, and Awards

California Alliance of African American Educators "Unsung Hero and Dreamkeeper" Award, 2009

Appointed to the American Sociological Association's Program Committee for the 2009 and 2010 Annual Meetings in Atlanta, Georgia; ASA Distinguished Career Award for the Practice of Sociology; Emeriti president of the American Sociological Association's Latino/a Section; ASA Committee on Sections.

Pomona City Council "Goddess of Pomona" city service award, 2006

Michi and Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair in Multicultural Studies, Cal Poly Pomona

Recipient of 2004 Richard E. Cone Award for Excellence and Leadership in Cultivating Community Partnerships in Higher Education, presented by the California Campus Compact (CACC) to individuals who demonstrate excellence in building partnerships between communities and higher education.

"One Activist Intellectual's Experience in Surviving and Transforming the Academy," in Transforming the Ivory Tower: Critical Analyses of Sexism, Homophobia, and Racism in the Academy, edited by Mary Danico and Brett Stockdill, University of Hawaii Press, Forthcoming, Fall, 2011.

"Lessons From An Activist Intellectual: Participatory Research, Teaching, and Learning for Social Change" in Ethnic Studies Research: Approaches and Perspectives. Timothy P. Fong (ed.) Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2008. (Formerly published in Latin American Perspectives 134:31)

"Partnership in Teaching and Learning: Combining Critical Pedagogy with Civic Engagement and Diversity" and "Connecting Classroom Pedagogies to Community-Based Service Learning" in Diversity and Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures, Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring, 2008.

Race, Poverty, and Social Justice: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Through Service Learning. Herndon, VA: Stylus Publishing, 2007.

Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies in Sociology, Sixth edition (edited with Gilda Ochoa), American Sociological Association Teaching Resource Center, 2006.

"Organizing Immigrant Workers: Action Research and Strategies in the Pomona Day Labor Center" (with Suzanne Foster and Silvia Rodriguez) in Latino Los Angeles, Edited by Enrique C. Ochoa and Gilda Laura Ochoa, Arizona State University Press, 2004.

"Inclusion or Exclusion: One Immigrant's Experience and Perspective of a Multicultural Society," Minority Voices: Linking Personal Ethnic History and the Sociological Imagination. Ed John Myers. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2004: 106-120.

Finalist for the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning, Campus Compact

United Farm Worker's Union "Si Se Puede" Community Award for life-long contributions to the farm worker movement

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