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Dr. Ocampo was awarded the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr. Ocampo

Dr. Anthony Ocampo, assistant professor in Sociology in the Psychology and Sociology department has been awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Eighteen fellowships were awarded this year, and Dr. Ocampo was the only sociologist to receive the honor.  In addition, Dr. Ocampo's first book The Latinos of Asia: How Filipinos Break the Rules of Race is forthcoming with Stanford University Press.

Dr. Ocampo says, “I've always wanted to be a part of the Ford Foundation family because of what the organization stands for. The Ford Foundation plays a pivotal role in diversifying the academy by supporting scholars of color doing cutting edge in their fields. With this fellowship, I hope that I can be a bridge between the Ford Foundation scholars and the students of Cal Poly Pomona.”

His groundbreaking research challenges the way we examine and discuss race.  Dr. Ocampo highlights  the way Filipinos negotiate  their ethnic identity within an emerging Latino-Asian racial spectrum, illustrating that race in America is not just a black-white binary, but one that is contested, constructed, and reimagined.  Congratulations, Dr. Ocampo