Tanya Sanabria,
Graduate Student
Department of Sociology
University of California, Irvine


I am currently carrying out a PhD in Sociology at the Department of Sociology in University of California, Irvine. My research is focused on topics related to education, cultural capital, and the intersections of race, class, and gender.

I completed my undergraduate degree at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in Sociology.

 At Cal Poly Pomona, I worked as a Ronald E. McNair scholar contributing to a larger research project about education and Korean Diaspora under the tutelage of Dr. Mary Danico from 2010-2012. In this project, I examined the presence of Asian ethnic cram schools in Southern California, where the educational structure emulated the after school program enrichment model from East Asian countries.

In the summer of 2011, I was also a research assistant at the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University as part of the Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP).  I assisted with multiple projects ranging from ethnographic observations to managing quantitative data sets.

In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano, cooking, volunteering, and reading for fun!