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Brian Mercado
Institution: The Graduate Center, CUNY
Program: Sociology

Degrees/Diplomas: B.A., Sociology, California State University, Northridge

Research Interests: Education, Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Criminalization of Cultural Performance, Qualitative Methodologies

Brian is a PhD student at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He completed a B.A. in General Sociology from California State University, Northridge. His research interests include the criminalization and exclusion of youth entangled in the school/prison/deportation regime nexus and the impacts that interconnected systems of power in and around school settings have on “Othered” students’ decisions to reject dominant cultural values and practices by engaging in criminalized cultural performances.