Marisol Clark-Ibáñez, Ph.D.
Marisol Clark-Ibáñez, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology

Office: SBSB 4210
Phone: 760-750-4631
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Dr. Clark-Ibáñez joined the Sociology Department at CSUSM in September 2003. She earned tenure in June 2009. She is now a full professor. 

Dr. Clark-Ibáñez has taught at every level of the Sociology curriculum, from Soc 101 to doctoral qualitative methods. She enjoys coaching students to think critically and to engage in research for every course she teaches.

Early in her career, she was the recipient of Faculty Advocate Award from the Educational Opportunity Program and Student Support Services (EOP/SSS). She was honored to be the first e-Learning Faculty Fellow at CSUSM. She has published numerous articles and one book on teaching. Dr. Clark-Ibáñez also served on the editorial board of the Teaching Sociology journal and is currently a board member of Sociological Perspectives. She was the recipient of the CSUSM President’s Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching Innovation and Excellence Award (2014/2015).

Dr. Clark-Ibáñez is the Faculty Director of the National Latino Research Center (2016-2019) where she works on applied research projects in the community on such topics as civic engagement, education, and incarceration.

She is also the Faculty Lead for the university’s US Department of Education Title V grant for Hispanic Serving Institutions called PASO (Pathways for Academic Success and Opportunity), where she created and oversees culturally validating programs related to Latin@s in teaching, student mentoring, and faculty development.

For 10 years, she has been a faculty advisor to STAND, a student club dedicated to issue of undocumented immigrants.She is committed to issues of diversity, equity, and social justice at CSUSM and in the larger community. 


Her general research interests are in education, childhood, immigration, inequality, qualitative methodology, visual sociology, gender, race, and relationships. 

Her general research interests are in education, childhood, immigration, inequality, qualitative methodology, visual sociology, gender, race, and relationships. 

Her current research is on undocumented Latino students. Dr. Clark-Ibáñez completed a collaborative monograph about the (leaking) educational pipeline for undocumented Latino students entitled, Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2015). Feel free to read the first chapter here:

https://rienner.com/title/Undocumented_Latino_Youth_Navigating_Their_Worlds

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
• Sociology of Education
• Childhood
• Latino Communities
• Immigration
• Visual Sociology
• Ethnography and Qualitative Methods, Participatory Methods
• Scholarship of Teaching, Technology and Learning
• Sociology of Relationships


Please email her to find out what she is teaching in the upcoming semester (mibanez@csusm.edu).

Course Name Modalities
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology Face-to-face, fully online, auditoria
SOC 203 Child in Society Face-to-face and fully online
SOC 204 Relationships Across the Life Course Face-to-face
SOC 345 Latino Communities Face-to-face
SOC 361 Qualitative Methods    Face-to-face and fully online
SOC 403 Children’s International Human Rights Face-to-face and hybrid
SOC 413 Sociology of Education Face-to-face, online, service learning
SOC 495 Capstone in Service Learning Online and service learning
SOC 501 Professionalization Seminar Face-to-face
SPC 654 Sociology of Education Face-to-face
SOC 660 Teaching Sociology Face-to-face
ED 770 Qualitative Methods (joint doctoral program with UCSD)

Please download her 

Curriculum Vitae

to read about recent publications and other scholarly activities.



Books
In Press

Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol. Undocumented Latino Immigrants: Navigating Their Worlds. Lynne Rienner Publishers (Summer 2015)

2009

Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol and Richelle Swan. Spicing Up Sociology: The Use of Films in Sociology Courses. Wadsworth/Cengage Press.

Book Chapters
2011   Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol; Fredi Garcia-Alverdín; and, Gricelda Alva. “A passport to education: Undocumented Latino university students navigating their invisible status,” pp. 497-513. In International Handbook of Migration, Minorities, and Education: Understanding Cultural and Social Differences in the Process of Learning, editors, Zvi Bekerman and Thomas Geisen. Springer Press.
2011  

Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol. “Overview of Minorities in Higher Education.” In International Handbook of Migration, Minorities, and Education: Understanding Cultural and Social Differences in the Process of Learning, editors, Zvi Bekerman and Thomas Geisen. Springer Press. 

2008

Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol. “Gender and being ‘bad’: Inner-city students’ photographs,” pp. 95-113. In Doing Visual Research with Children and Young People: Stories from the Field, editor, Pat Thomas. Routledge Press.

2007

Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol. “Inner-city Children in Sharper Focus: Sociology of Childhood and Photo-elicitation Interviews,” pp 167-196. In Visual Research Methods: Image, Society, and Representation, editor, Greg Stanczak. Sage Publications.

 

Journal Articles
2008

Castellano, Ursula, Joseph DeAngelis, and Marisol Clark- Ibáñez. “Cultivating the Sociological Perspective Using Nontraditional Texts.” Teaching Sociology, 26 (3) July

2008 Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol and Linda Scott. “Learning to Teach Online.” Teaching Sociology, 36 (1): 34-41
2005 Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol. “Making Meaning of Ability Grouping in Two Urban Schools.” International Review of Modern Sociology, 31 (1) 57-79
2004 Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol. “Framing the Social World with Photo-elicitation Interviews.” American Behavioral Scientist, 47 (12) 1507-1527
2004 Clark-Ibáñez, Marisol and Felmlee, Diane. “Interethnic Dating: the Role of Social Network Diversity.” Journal of Marriage and Family, 66, (2) 293-305