Garza, Alma Nidia and Jean VanDelinder. 2020. “Scripted Schooling: Determining When Cultural Retooling is Worth the Academic Payoff.” British Journal of Sociology of Education.

Garza, Alma Nidia and Andrew S. Fullerton.  2018.  “Staying Close or Going Away:  How Distance to College Impacts the Educational Attainment and Academic Performance of First-Generation College Students.”  Sociological Perspectives 61(1): 164-185.

Ashar, Sameer M., Edelina Burciaga, Jennifer M. Chacón, Susan Bibler Coutin, Alma Garza and Stephen Lee. 2016.  “Navigating Liminal Legalities Along Pathways To Citizenship: Immigrant Vulnerability and the Role of Mediating Institutions.”  UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-05; Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship Research Paper No. 2733860. Available at SSRN:


Garza, Alma Nidia.  “Cultural Sidelining: How Campus Cultures Across University Contexts Shortchange Working-Class, Hispanic Students.”  Revise & Resubmit.

Garza, Alma Nidia. “Mobility That Restrains: Stratified Course Instruction in the College Classroom.”

Garza, Alma Nidia. “Social Capital and its Differential Returns: Assessing Racial-Ethnic Disparities in College Enrollment Through an Intersectional Lens.”


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