Garza, Alma Nidia and Andrew S. Fullerton.  2018.  “Staying Close or Going Away:  How Distance to College Impacts the Educational Attainment and Academic Performance of First-Generation College Students.”  Sociological Perspectives.


“Scripted Schooling: Determining When Cultural Retooling is Worth the Academic Payoff.” Alma Nidia Garza and Jean VanDelinder Under Review

“Cultural Sidelining: How Campus Cultures Across University Contexts Shortchange Working-Class, Hispanic Students.”  Alma Nidia Garza Under Review

“Social Capital in Configurational Perspective: An Intersectional Assessment of Racial-Ethnic Disparities in the Transition to College.” Alma Nidia Garza 

“Facilitating Class or Cultural Mobility? Stratified Learning in the College Classroom.” Alma Nidia Garza


Ashar, Sameer M., Edelina Burciaga, Jennifer M. Chacón, Susan Bibler Coutin, Alma Garza and Stephen Lee. 2016.  “Navigating Liminal Legalities Along Pathways To Citizenship: Immigrant Vulnerability and the Role of Mediating Institutions.”  UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-05; Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2733860. Available at SSRN:

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