(209) 228-4263 mario@mariosifuentez.com

Fiat Lux Scholars Program

The following are stories shared by faculty and staff members at the University of California, Merced who were once first generation college students. The hope is that these stories inspire, interest, and motivate other first generation college students into succeeding academically & personally throughout their UC Merced journey. Please feel free to explore each faculty/staff member’s stories.

Please fill out the following webform if you are interested in sharing your first-generation experience and we will be in contact with you: http://fiatlux.ucmerced.edu/form/share-you-first-generation-stories

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Name: Mario Sifuentez

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts – History

Research Interests: Immigration, Labor, Food, Sports, Hip-Hop, Politics of the Third World

Contact: msifuentez@ucmerced.edu

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Son of immigrant farm workers from Mexico, Dr. Sifuentez grew up in rural Oregon. As a child he read voraciously even while working alongside his parents in the onion fields. At an early age he became acutely aware of injustice and it had a profound effect on him. His appetite for reading led him to..

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mario@mariosifuentez.com

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Research Interests
  • Immigration
  • Labor
  • Food
  • Sports
  • Hip-Hop
  • Politics of the Third World
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