Ingrid E. Castro
Ph.D., Northeastern University
M.A., Northeastern University
B.A., University of Delaware
CoursesIntroduction to Sociology
Latinas in US Society
Sociology of Education Sociology of Childhood
The influence of space and location
Agency in children and youth
Cinema studies and other forms of popular culture
Intersections of race, class, and gender
As an undergraduate student, I was drawn to a number of different, but interrelated, disciplines and graduated with majors in Women's Studies, Psychology, and Sociology. I decided to continue my education in the field of Sociology, earning graduate certificates in Cinema Studies and Gender Studies on the way to my Ph.D.
At MCLA I teach courses related to some of my current research interests, including Sociology of Childhood and Sociology of Education. In addition, I am pleased to be able to offer courses specifically addressing the lived experience of racial and ethnic minorities in the US. I also teach several sections of Introduction to Sociology each year.
My dissertation examined the formation and sustainability of interracial friendships among young women in higher education. In addition, I have presented and published works which explore a variety of topics; for example, representations of children's agency and family structure in film.