DuCros, Faustina

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Associate Professor & Undergraduate Major Advisor
Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Office: DMH 212


Preferred: faustina.ducros@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5325

Office Hours

Dr. DuCros will be on sabbatical through Fall 2020; office hours will resume in Spring 2021.

The last day of drop-in office hours for Spring 2020 was Tuesday, May 12.




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 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 2017-2018 Woodrow Wilson 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 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. The next phase of the Louisiana Migrants in California project is examining the experiences of Louisiana migrants in the Bay Area. Dr. DuCros is also collaborating on a study of racialized representations in prime time television and streaming media with a current focus 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

African American/Black Student Success Center

Chicanx/Latinx Student Success Center

UndocuSpartan Student Resource Center

Especially for Students:

Requesting Letters of Recommendation

How to Seek a Research Assistantship Series: Building a Relationship with Your Professor by Elaine Lê

How to Seek a Research Assistantship Series: Overcoming Your Comfort Zone by Elaine Lê