Jocyl Sacramento Faculty Profile

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Jocyl  Sacramento

Assistant Professor & Faculty Advising Fellow

Department of Ethnic Studies

Dr. Jocyl Sacramento (she/her/siya) is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies on Ohlone land. Dr. Sacramento specializes in Asian American Studies, Pinayism, critical pedagogies, comparative racialization, and K-12 Ethnic Studies. Her praxis-oriented work emerged out of her own participation in youth-led action research and her service with various youth programs and schools. Her current research presents an ethnographic portrait of high school Comparative Ethnic Studies in a California school district, which has received support from the UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender and the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues. Dr. Sacramento was recently awarded the 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in Education special interest group. She is also a former Sally Casanova Scholar. You can find Dr. Sacramento’s published work in Amerasia Journal, The Urban Review, Equity & Excellence in Education, and Rethinking Ethnic Studies. Dr. Sacramento received her BA in Ethnic Studies and Sociology from UC Riverside. She earned her M.A. in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University, where she taught high school Filipinx American Studies with Pin@y Educational Partnerships. Dr. Sacramento completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Education from UC Berkeley.

  • B.A. Ethnic Studies and Sociology, UC Riverside
  • M.A. Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
  • M.A. Social and Cultural Studies in Education, UC Berkeley
  • Ph.D. Education, UC Berkeley
Fall Semester 2021
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampus
ES 36601PinayismMW11:00AM12:15PMWEB-SYNCHOnline Campus
ES 36602PinayismARRWEB-ASYNCHOnline Campus

with Z. Leonardo. (2020). Decolonizing knowledges through high school Ethnic Studies. In A.D. Dixson, G. J. Ladson-Billings, J. D. Anderson, W. Trent, & C. E. Suarez (Eds.), Condition or Process?: Researching Race in Education. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.

with J. M. Perez, L. Quintanilla, Y. Pak, P. Johnson, L. Walkington, & B. Lo. (2020). A move toward geniune solidarity. Ethnic Studies Review43(3), 24-31. doi: 10.1525/esr.2020.43.3.24.

(2019). Critical collective consciousness: Ethnic Studies teachers and professional development. Equity & Excellence in Education. 52(2-3):167-184. doi:10.1080/10665684.2019.1647806 

with A. Tintiangco-Cubales, R. Kohli, N. Henning, R. Agarwal-Rangnath, & C. Sleeter. (2019). What is ethnic studies pedagogy? In C. Sleeter and W. Au (Eds.), Rethinking Ethnic Studies. Milwaukee, WI: Rethinking Schools.

with A. Tintiangco-Cubales, R. Kohli, N. Henning, R. Agarwal-Rangnath, & C. Sleeter. (2015). Toward an Ethnic Studies pedagogy: Implications for K-12 schools from the research. The Urban Review, 47(1):104-125. doi:10.1007/s11256-014-0280-y.

with A. Tintiangco-Cubales. (2009). Practicing Pinayist pedagogy. Amerasia Journal, 35(1):179-187. doi:10.17953/amer.35.1.98257024r4501756.

with A. Tintiangco-Cubales, D. B. Mabalon, A. Daus-Magbual, & M. Ferrer (2007). HERstory: Pinay pioneers. In A. Tintiangco-Cubales (Ed.), Pin@y Educational Partnerships: A Filipino/o American Studies sourcebook, Volume I: Philippine and Filipina/o American History (pp. 251–256). Santa Clara: Phoenix Publishing House International.