P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Richard Mora, 2000

Associate Professor of Sociology, Occidental College

Richard Mora is the child of immigrants from Mexico

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University

RICHARD MORA is an associate professor of sociology at Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Richard is the son of Mexican immigrants. He was born and spent his childhood in Los Angeles, California.

He earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology with high honors from Harvard College, a Master's degree in Education from the University of Michigan, a Master's degree in Sociology from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Policy from Harvard University. His research areas include masculinities, youth, schooling, and juvenile justice. Richard teaches courses on masculinities, youth cultures, immigrant youth, the sociology of violence, and the sociology of education. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards.

  • PhD Sociology, Social Policy | Harvard University 2009
  • MA Education | University of Michigan - Ann Arbor 2000
  • AB Sociology | Harvard University 1999
Work History
  • Occidental College, Associate Professor of Sociology
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