Yvonne Patricia Sherwood

TitleGraduate Student
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentSociology Department,
Feminist Studies Department
AffiliationsEducational Opportunity Program
Phone831-459-3516 (msg)
OfficeRachel Carson College, Room 211
Campus Mail StopRachel Carson College Faculty Services
Mail1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA

Research Interests

Indigenist theories and fourth world methodologies, processes of schooling, radical pedagogy, nature, race, youth social movements, and identity (politics, limits, and strategies).



Biography, Education and Training

  • Masters Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz

  • B.A. Sociology, Eastern Washington University, summa cum laude

  • B.A. Women's & Gender Studies, Eastern Washington University, summa cum laude

  • Minors: American Indian Studies and Chican@ Studies

  • A.A. Yakima Valley Community College, Ethnic Studies Concentration


Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Graduate Dean's Diversity Fellowship, 2011-2016

  • UCSC Re-entry Scholarship Recipient, 2012-2013

  • Francis B. Huston Medallion Recipient, 2010-2011

  • Jeffers Chertok Dean’s Honor Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior, 2010- 2011

  • Ronald E. McNair Scholars Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Recipient, 2009-2011

  • Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarship, Eastern Washington University, 2010-2011

  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Travel Grant, Eastern Washington University, 2010

  • Jeffers Chertok Scholarship Award, Eastern Washington University, 2009-2010

  • Dean’s List, Eastern Washington University, 2008-2011

  • Foundation Scholarship Award, Yakima Valley Community College, 2007-2008

Selected Presentations

  • # "Mapping the Crossing between Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and Environmental Studies," presented at the 42nd Annual National Association for Ethnic Studies Converence "Research as Ceremony: Decolonizing Ethnic Studies," with Jessica Whatcott and Nadia Roche

  • # "Dreaming the Archive," presented at the UC Davis Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium

Teaching Interests

  • Teaching Assistant, UCSC 

  • SOCY   1          Introduction to Sociology (Spring 2013) 

  • SOCY   111     Family and Society (Fall 2012) 

  • SOCY   136     Social Psychology (Winter 2013) 

  • SOCY   128     Race and Law (Summer 2014, Fall 2014). 

  • Related experience:

  • UCSC EOP, Pathways to Research Mentor (2013-2014)