Angelica Ruvalcaba

Angelica  Ruvalcaba
  • Graduate Student
  • Department of Sociology
  • B.A. Sociology, Texas A&M University, 2017


Angelica Ruvalcaba


Angelica Ruvalcaba is a third year dual Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology and the Chicano/Latino Studies Program at Michigan State University.

In 2017, she graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and minors in Latina/o and Mexican American Studies and History. While at Texas A&M University, she participated in various research projects including those that explored the conditions of immigrant detention centers, the educational experiences of Latinx students in Latino new destinations, the forgotten stories of historical Latina figures, and the generational differences in ethnic minority families.

Her research interests include areas of Latina/o Sociology, Sociology of Education, Race/Ethnicity and Migration. She is currently conducting research focused on Latinx undergraduate students’ sense of belonging in Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) of higher education with a special interest in the role physical counterspaces play in these experiences. Additionally, this project engages the topics of identity, gender inequality, generational migration status, and first-generation college student experiences.

Angelica is also the recipient of the 2019-2020 Julian Samora Endowed Scholarship.


  • Chicano/Latino Studies