Albert Ponce Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

I am a Social Scientist specializing in the study of race, ethnicity and politics and political theory.  My current teaching and research interests focus on the social, political and economic influences shaping U.S. immigration law.   I teach American Government and Politics, Political Theory and Latina/o Politics. 
 
 
albertponce@ucla.edu
Career Profile
 I earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at UCLA in 2013.  Currently, I teach at Diablo Valley  College in the Department of Political Science.  My training across disciplinary boundaries has provided me the research and pedagogical skills to teach courses ranging from American Government, Political Theory, Race and Politics, Latina/o Politics to United States History and Chicana/o and Latina/o History.  
 
 
albertponce@ucla.edu
www.albertponce.net  
 
Professional Experience
2016-present
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Diablo Valley College
Courses Taught: Intro to Politics
                                     American Government

2013- 2016
Assistant Professor, Political Science, History and Ethnic Studies
Lake Tahoe Community College
Courses taught:  American Government and Politics
                                      Political Theory
                                      Comparative Politics
                                      United States History
                                      Mexican-American, Chicana/o and Latina/o History
 
Research interest:  Politics of Immigration, Race and Ethnic Politics, Latina/o Politics, Philosophy of Race and Critical Race Theory
2007-2013
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Associate and Fellow 
Political Science and Chicana and Chicano Studies
University of California, Los Angeles
Primary Instructor:  United States-Mexico Relations
 
Teaching Assistant/Political Science:                                        Teaching Assistant/Chicano Studies:
Origins of Democracy                                                                         History, Identity and Culture
Foreign Policy: Iraq War                                                                    Social Structures and Contemporary Conditions
Mass Media and Politics                                                                    Theoretical Approaches to CS Studies
Terrorism and Homeland Security                                             
Education
2013
University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. Political Science
Race, Ethnicity and Politics and Political Theory
2010
University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. Political Science
Race, Ethnicity and Politics and Political Theory
2007
University of California, Berkeley
B.A Political Science
B.A. Chicano Studies
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