Angélica Ruvalcaba

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


Angelica 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 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.

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