Angélica Ruvalcaba

Angélica  Ruvalcaba
  • PhD Alum
  • Department of Sociology
  • B.A. Sociology, Texas A&M University, 2017


Angélica Ruvalcaba


Angélica Ruvalcaba is a dual-major doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology and the Chicano/Latino Studies Program with a specialization in Women’s and Gender Studies at Michigan State University (MSU). She is currently working on her dissertation which explores Latina undergraduate student activism on a predominantly white campus in the Midwest.

Angélica received her Master of Arts in Sociology from Michigan State University in 2020. Her thesis, “I can be myself, [almost] always: A Latinx microclimate in a predominantly white institution of higher education,” explores themes of belonging, identity, invalidation, space, and microaggressions through a Critical Race Theory and LatCrit lens. And in 2017, she graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and minors in Latino/a and Mexican American Studies and History.

Her research interests include Chicana feminism, Latinx sociology, sociology of education, race/ethnicity, and immigration. Angelica’s current work explores Latina undergraduate students’ experience with activism as a means to challenge racism, sexism, and other systems of oppression at the university and within the Latinx community itself. 


  • Chicano/Latino Studies