NICOLE A. ITURRIAGA

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology

University of California, Los Angeles

264 Haines Hall, 375 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1551

Email: N.Iturriaga@ucla.edu Phone: (714) 333-6017

www.nicoleiturriaga.com

Education

Present            Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles                                                

Expected June 2018

                        Dissertation: “Digging for the Disappeared: Forensics, DNA, and Rewriting Spain's Violent                                                           History" Committee: Gail Kligman (co-chair), Abigail Saguy (co-chair), Hannah                                                         Landecker, Geoffrey Robinson

                                                                                                                                                                                      2012                M.A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles                                                

M.A. Thesis: “God, Flag, and Obama: Mechanisms of In-Group Cohesion and Out-Group Threat in Conservative Movements”

Field Exams: Gender and Ethnographic Methodologies

                                                                                                                                                                                 2009                B.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkeley (High Distinction)                       

Highest Honors in Department of Sociology

Thesis: “Among Women and Wives: A Qualitative Study of Female Networking and Solidarity in Polygamist Families”

 

Publications

August 2017       Nicole Iturriaga and Abigail Saguy. “I Would Never Want to be an Only Wife,” The Role                                        of Discursive Networks and Post-Feminist Discourse in Reframing Polygamy.” Social Problems                            doi: 10.1093/socpro/spw038

Under Review

  • Nicole Iturriaga, “At the Foot of the Grave: Challenging the Narrative of Violence in Post- Franco Spain”  Under review at American Sociological Review
  • Nicole Iturriaga, “The Construction of Conservative 'Safe Social Spaces' and the Perpetuation of White Supremacy and Sexist Politics” Under review at Signs

Awards

  • UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship 2017-2018 ($20,000)
  • Department of Sociology UCLA Excellence in Teaching, 2015-2016
  • The Russian & Eurasian Studies Endowed Award, 2016 ($6,000)
  • Peter Kollock Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award, 2015 ($500)
  • Latin American Institute Summer Research Fellowship, 2014 ($2,000)
  • Department of Sociology UCLA Excellence in Teaching, 2013- 2014
  • Del Amo Spanish Cultures Summer Fellowship 2013 ($5,000)
  • Department of Sociology UCLA Excellence in Teaching, 2012- 2013
  • Department of Sociology UCLA Excellence in Teaching, 2011-2012
  • UCLA Sociology Department Graduate Fellowship, 2010-2015
  • Graduate Research Summer Mentorship, 2012 ($6,000)
  • Graduate Research Summer Mentorship, 2011 ($5,000)
  • Glaser Education Foundation Academic Scholarship, 2009

Academic Conference Presentations

  • American Sociological Association, 2017: “At the Foot of the Grave: How Human Rights Workers Use Forensic Science to the Challenge the Dominant Narrative of Violence in Post-Franco Spain” Human Rights regular panel
  • Council of European Studies, 2017: “At the Foot of the Grave: How Human Rights Workers Use Forensic Science to the Challenge the Dominant Narrative of Violence in Post-Franco Spain” Regular panel
  • American Sociological Association, 2014: “I Would Never Want to be an Only Wife:” The Role of Discursive Networks and Post-Feminist Discourse in Reframing Polygamy.” Social Movements Roundtable
  • American Sociological Association, 2013: “God, Flag, and Obama: Mechanisms of In-Group Cohesion and Out-Group Threat in Conservative Movements.” Regular Panel
  • CUNY Tea Party Working Group, 2012: “God, Flag, and Obama: Mechanisms of In-Group Cohesion and Out-Group Threat in Conservative Movements.” Regular Panel
  • Pacific Sociological Association, Panel 2010: “Among Women and Wives: A Qualitative
  • Study of Female Networking and Solidarity in Polygamist Families.” Regular Panel
  • Pacific Sociological Association, 2009: “Among Women and Wives: A
  • Qualitative Study of Female Networking and Solidarity in Polygamist Families.” Roundtable

Teaching Experience

* Recipient of the 2015 Peter Kollock Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award for excellence in graduate teaching

  • 2011-2017: Teaching Fellow, University of California Los Angeles (Sociology of Deviant Behavior, Gender and Social Movements, Sociology of Gender, Introduction to Sociology, Contemporary Sociological Theory, Social Movements, Research Methods, Sociology Coordinator for the Center of Community Learning)
  • 2013: Guest Lecture, Fiat Lux UCLA
  • 2012-2013: Sociology Coordinator for UCLA’s Center for Community Learning
  • 2012: Guest Lecture, Fiat Lux UCLA
  • 2011: Guest Lecture, Sociology of Marriage, UC Berkeley
  • 2010: Guest Lecture, Sociology of the Family, UC Berkeley

Affiliations/Memberships

  • American Sociological Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Phi Theta Kappa

Non-Profit Organization Experience

Huntington Beach Youth Shelter-Youth Specialist (2010-Present)