DuCros, Faustina

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Associate Professor & Undergraduate Major Advisor
Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Office: Zoom


Preferred: faustina.ducros@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5325

During the semester, office hours for major advising are available primarily by appointment and via periodic drop-in hours (spring hours are ending 5/21/24 and fall begins 8/21/24). You may find available times and book using Spartan Connect. Or if you're having trouble with Spartan Connect, you can email to make an appointment with me.


Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology, UC Los Angeles, 2013

Master of Arts, Sociology, UC Los Angeles, 2003

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, CSU Long Beach, 2000


Dr. Faustina M. DuCros (she/her) earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and her B.A. in Sociology from CSU Long Beach. She was a 2020-2021 Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project and was a 2017-2018 Institute for Citizens and Scholars Career Enhancement Fellow.

Dr. DuCros's research and teaching interests include race and ethnicity, sociology of Black communities, internal migration and immigration, education, the sociology of Latina/o/x communities, mixed race, media representations, and qualitative methods.

Her published research has examined Great Migration-era Louisiana migrants in Los Angeles and the ways in which migration, community, and place shape their racial and ethnic identities. She is currently working on a book, tentatively titled Louisiana Creoles Out West: The Making of Black Racial and Ethnic Identities in California (part of the Louisiana Migrants in California Life History Project). The book brings together life histories conducted with three generations of Louisianans who migrated to Northern and Southern California during the Great Migration era. Louisiana Creoles Out West assembles and elevates the significant story of a longstanding Black ethnicity tied to the colonial era of the state of Louisiana and how it arrived, transformed, and persisted in California during and beyond the Great Migration. Spotlighting how regional belonging, internal migration, ancestry, and ethnicity shape communities, individuals, and identities adds to the broader understanding of how diverse Black identities are in the U.S.

Dr. DuCros was also a co-principal investigator for a study of racialized representations in prime time television and streaming media, which focused on Asian American/Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern and North African actors. 


Research Links:

Louisiana Migrants in California Project

Tokens on the Small Screen: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on Prime Time and Streaming Television

"Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on TV"--Contexts

"Viewing Los Angeles Through a Creole Lens"--New York Times

Campus Resources:

Department of Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

The BLOC (Black Leadership and Opportunity Center)

Native American Indigenous Student Success Center

The Centro (Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center)

Center for Asian Pacific Islander Student Empowerment

UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center

MOSAIC Cross Cultural Center

PRIDE Center

Gender Equity Center

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