Brian Mercado

Brian is an undergraduate student at California State University, Northridge and is pursuing a B.A. in General Sociology. Upon completion of a B.A., Brian aspires to attain a Ph.D. in Sociology. His research interests include the institutional oppression, criminalization, and alienation of early adolescent Latinos within the public education system. Aspects of disillusionment and anomie that is created within this disenfranchised population due to this oppression and adultism will be observed. He will create a dynamic by including the perspectives of both those in power, such as administrators and police officers, and those who feel they do not have power, such as students and parents of students.