July 17, 2020

Featured in KCBX News: Central Coast Public Radio

In this news article, I comment on preliminary findings from my dissertation project, La Gente Unida: Immigrant Health and Advocacy on California's Central Coast. I begin around the 10:00 minute mark. 

Mart, Greta, Mario Espinoza-Kulick (Featured Researcher), Ian Delinger, Brian Reynolds, Scott Rodd/CAP Radio, Erika Mahoney/Kazu, and Consuelo Meux. “Issues & Ideas: NAACP, Latinx Healthcare, and Miss Odette.” KCBX News: Central Coast Public Radio. (Available Online)

July 01, 2020

Featured on KCBX News: Central Coast Public Radio

In this news article, I comment on the removal of the Serra Statue from San Luis Obispo Mission in California.

Barros, Michael, Greta Mart, and Mario Espinoza-Kulick (Featured Faculty). 2020. “For Safekeeping or the Ousting of a Noxious Symbol, Serra Statues Come Down.” KCBX News: Central Coast Public Radio. (Available Online)

June 09, 2020

Featured by the FUND for Santa Barbara Spring 2020 Grantee Awards Video

In this video, I am publicly receiving a grant as a Board Member for the nonprofit I serve on called, Corazon del Pueblo Cultural and Creative Arts Center of Santa Maria Valley in Santa Maria, CA.

Vargas, Marco, Arturo Raygoza, Florence Bednersh, Sherrill Nickerson, Mario Espinoza-Kulick, Rep. Salud Carbajal, Adelante Guadalupe, Anthony Loverde, Aracely Garcia-Gonzalez, Anjelica Haro, Joan Hartmann, Gail McNeely, Ken Hough, Doug Walker, Gabriela Chavez, and Julia Hamilton. 2020. “FUND for Santa Barbara – Spring 2020 Grantee Awards Video.” You-Tube Web site. Retrieved June 9, 2020 (Available Online

June 30, 2018

My research agenda was highlighted by Graduate Division at UC Santa Barbara!

My research at UC Santa Barbara is motivated by my intersectional identity as a HIV-positive, queer Chicanx individual with indigenous cultural roots. Read more about my research agenda on page 13 at the link below!

October 06, 2017

Gaucho grad selected for national leadership program to build health equity

Mario Espinoza, a graduate student in the UCSB Sociology Department, was recently selected ​for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health Policy Research Scholars program. Health Policy Research Scholars is a national leadership development program for second-year doctoral students who want to apply their research to help build healthier and more equitable communities. As a scholar, ​Mario will work to break down silos, address health disparities, and make communities healthier. Read more about this predoctoral fellowship I received and what I will be doing with it down below!

February 03, 2017

‘We’ve woken up’: What it’s like to be LGBT under Trump

Hear what I have to say about being Gay under the Trump administration. I am the first featured speaker on this news article.

May 22, 2016

Know Your Status on Univision

Hispanos son más propensos a infectarse del VIH

This is the seconnd annual Know Your Status event at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Georgina Lagunas from Univision covered the story and interviewed students, staff, and myself on the importance of knowing your status and also how it affects the Latinx community.

May 05, 2016

Me on Cal Poly's Tuition and Fees and the Sustainable Financial Model on Univision

Posible incremento en matrículas universitarias

Georgina Lagunas interviewed me on my stance with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo's current state of tuition and fees, and also about the "Sustainable Financial Model"

February 16, 2016

College of LIberal Arts Presents: Dr. Victor Rios

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND WILL BE HOSTED IN THE CAL POLY, SAN LUIS OBISPO UNIVERSITY UNION (BUILDING 65) ROOM 220. 
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An award winning professor of Sociology at UCSB,
Dr. Victor Rios, brings to light issues of criminalization of youth and their intersections with race, class, and gender. This conversation will focus on issues of racial profiling, policing and incarceration of youth of color, and the real barriers these issues create for educational equity.

Rios will discuss findings from 12 years of research on the school-to-prison pipeline and the collateral effects of mass incarceration on marginalized youths. Beyond describing the problem, Rios discusses viable solutions to reverse the effects of what he calls the Youth Control Complex. His discussions will also focus on dignity enhancement and restorative approaches as antidotes.

February 06, 2016

Modesto Bee wrote about Me

Modestan among Cal Poly students recognized by state lawmakers...

December 01, 2015

Cal Poly Queer Student Union Hosts World AIDS Day

Cal Poly QSU hosted Know Your Status in an effort to raise awareness for World AIDS Day on Decemebr 1, 2015. We put on a "Red Runway Show" where students and passers by were able to come up, dress up, and participate to show there support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have passed from an AIDS related illness. 

August 25, 2015

CSU Students Shaping the Future

An article from the CSU Board of Trustees

August 01, 2015

Ethnic Studies Scholar Raises Awareness around HIV/AIDS

Ethnic studies senior Mario Espinoza gravitates towards shattering the walls of intolerance. At Cal Poly, he has been active on campus through MEXA and PRISM, working to raise awareness and understanding for minority and LGBTQIA communities. Joining a larger conversation of social issues, Espinoza began a large project of raising awareness of HIV/AIDS through his senior project last spring. 

July 10, 2015

Cal Poly Ethnic Studies Student Receives CSU Trustees’ Award

Cal Poly comparative ethnic studies student Mario Espinoza of Modesto, Calif., was awarded the 2015 California State University (CSU) Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. 

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