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Mason, Kevin



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research overview

  • Dr. Kevin Mason's research interests revolve around immigration, race, ethnicity, and indigeneity in Latin America, with a particular focus on issues of discrimination and marginalization. His doctoral research explored indigenous Mexicans’ experiences with discrimination, prejudice, and inequality and the overlapping and intersecting dimensions of their marginalization on both sides of the Mexico-United States border. His earlier research examined the labor market outcomes of indigenous Mexicans who engaged in internal migration out of rural communities toward Mexico's metropolitan areas. Dr. Mason is also starting a new research trajectory exploring first-year programs for first-generation college students and students from underrepresented backgrounds. His early work in this area looks at the ways students can leverage their personal identities and lived experiences to begin developing their scholarly identities.


  • Migration, immigrant adaptation, Latin America, indigeneity, race and ethnicity, inclusive pedagogy


courses taught

  • ARSC 1480 - MASP Social Science Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Fosters an appreciation of the social sciences. Readings, discussions, cooperative learning exercises, and outside activities illustrate the interconnections between different bodies of knowledge. Emphasizes relationships between the social sciences and the real world. Department consent required. May be repeated up to 4 total credit hours.
  • ARSC 1492 - MASP Research Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Enhances students' knowledge and appreciation of the humanities, the social sciences or STEM-related fields. The course's readings, discussions, cooperative learning exercises, work-shopping papers and presentations, guest speakers, and outside activities are designed to enhance both students' appreciation of the subject matter and their performance in their regular courses. Emphasis will be placed on actively using knowledge of humanities, social sciences or STEM fields in a variety of ways. Department consent required. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.