Marisela Martinez-Cola

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Degrees
BA in African American Studies and Psychology, University of Michigan, 1996
JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1999
General and Current Research Areas
  • Stratification, Race, Class & Gender, Culture, Comparative Historical Sociology
My research involves a comparative historical case study of the school desegregation movement in the U.S. Using an interdisciplinary approach, I am constructing a more inclusive and multiracial narrative of the school desegregation movement in the U.S. by comparing how race, class and gender were treated across cases involving African-American, Mexican-American, Native-American and Chinese-American plaintiffs. The cases are Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Mendez v. Westminster (1947), Piper v. Big Pine (1924) and Tape v. Hurley (1885).
Curriculum Vitae and Online Website
Marisela Martinez-Cola's CV
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Publication
  • Marisela Martinez-Cola. 2017. "Sympathetic Symbols and Social Movements: Lessons from School Desegregation Cases." Journal of Law and Society. In Press.