Interested in staying up to date on the latest news for UCSB graduate students? Subscribe to the UCSB GradPost.

University of California Santa Barbara
Campaign for the University of California Santa Barbara

Latest News

Translate the GradPost:

Graduate Peers' Schedules

Winter 2016
Peer Advisor Availability

Writing Peer
Kyle Crocco

Mon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tue: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thu: 10 a.m.-noon

Funding Peer
Stephanie Griffin
Mon: 10 a.m.-noon
Wed: noon-2 p.m.

Diversity Peer
Ana Romero

Mon: noon-2 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The peers sometimes hold events or attend meetings during their regular office hours. To assure you connect with your Graduate Peer Advisor, we encourage you to contact them by email and make an appointment.


Campus Map


View UCSB Graduate Student Resources in a larger map

« Get on the Wall | Main | Hosford Clinic Offers Free Services »

Dr. Victor Rios at the M.C.C. Nov. 8th

Victor RiosPunished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
Víctor Ríos

Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 pm


In this compelling sociological narrative, Ríos analyzes how punitive juvenile crime policies and criminalization affect the everyday lives of Black and Latino urban youth. He deftly balances analysis with vivid anecdotes about uninterested educators, struggling parents, police brutality, and gang victimization. Ríos terms this criminalization "the youth control complex" and explains how it systematically deprives boys of their dignity and their ability to succeed at school or in the job market. Once they accumulate "negative credentials," the young men are subject to increased surveillance--and are consequently more likely to end up in prison. Ríos makes a compelling argument that better financed social programs and positive reinforcement could make all the difference. Víctor Ríos is associate professor of Sociology at UC Santa Barbara. His research interests include urban ethnography, policing, criminal justice, and youth culture. In 2010 Ríos received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research, The Margaret T. Getman Service to Students Award, the Office of Residential Life Outstanding Faculty Award, and the "Young Scholar Award" from the American Society of Criminology Division on People of Color. He is also the recipient of the 2011-12 Harold J. Plous Award, one of the university's most prestigious faculty honors given annually to an assistant professor from the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences who has shown exceptional achievement in research, teaching, and service to the university.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.