Juan Pacheco Marcial

Graduate Student

Specialization

Idigeneity, Oaxacan Students in Higher Education, Idigenous youth organizing and activism, Undocumented students/communities, Masculinity in immigrant activist groups, Gender dynamics of undocumented student activism.

Education

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Minor in Social Work; Minor in Chicanx Studies

Hartnell College

Associate of Arts - Transfer in Psychology

Bio

Juan Pacheco Marcial is a proud Oaxaqueño, Mixteco, Zapoteco, and undocumented activist raised in the Salinas Valley. He earned his A.A. in Psychology from Hartnell College, and his B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Monterey Bay. Currently, Juan is a PhD student of Chicanx Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
 
During his undergraduate study at CSU, Monterey Bay, Juan joined activist spaces with immigrant rights at the forefront. Together, they were able to change university policy, create institutionalized funding that would support undocumented students, and build a space of belonging for undocumented, immigrant, DACAmented students, and allies. With this background, Juan aims to research social movements, undocumented communities, undocumented organizing, and indigeneity. 

Awards

CSU Monterey Bay

Alumni Vision Award- 2020

UC Santa Barbara

Regents Fellowship - 2020

 

 

 

Research

Undergraduate Researcher

CSU Monterey Bay

Research Mentor: Dr. Mrinal Sinha

Project: Latinx cultural knowledge and experiences

  • Examined 35 in-depth qualitative interviews derived from an existing dataset.
  • Coded interviews in correspondence to the theoretical framework of Community Cultural Wealth.
  • Analyzed literature on Latinx students and their different forms of community cultural wealth.
  • Trained new lab members on qualitative coding procedures and inter-rater reliability.
  • Created and submitted proposals that were accepted by three professional associations for presentations at
  • regional and national conferences.

Project: Latinx attitudes towards capital punishment

  • Aided in the process of collecting data through questionnaire paper-surveys and analyzed data using SPSS
  • Engaged in literature review on People of Color and social issues (e..g, demographic differences in attitudes towards capital punishment).
  • Assisted in creating 2 research posters for the Pacific Sociological Association, and Western Psychological Association conferences.

 

 

Projects

Conference Presentations

Mandujano, V., Larrañaga, K., Vasquez, K. E., & Pacheco Marcial, J. (April, 2021) A love letter to Chicanx Studies: Graduate student testimonios, tensions, and dreams. Roundtable presentation was given virtually at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies conference.

Pacheco Marcial, J., Murphy M., Mejia, C., & Sinha M. (May 2020). Overcoming obstacles: Latinx students and community cultural wealth. Poster presentation was accepted but not presented due to COVID at the Western Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Martinez, S., Zamora, B., Gonzalez, H., Pacheco Marcial, J., & Macias, Y. (April, 2020). Specters of trauma: Ghost stories of immigration and migration. Roundtable presentation was accepted but not presented due to COVID at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies conference, Seattle, WA

Pacheco Marcial, J., Murphy M., Mejia, C., & Sinha M. (April, 2020). Understanding Chicanx students: Community cultural wealth in a “Hispanic” Serving Institution. Poster presentation was accepted but not presented due to COVID at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies conference, Seattle, WA

Pacheco Marcial, J., Murphy M., Mejia, C., & Sinha M. (March, 2020). Identifying assets: Community Cultural Wealth with Latinx students. Poster presentation was given at the Pacific Sociological Association conference, Eugene, OR.

Pacheco Marcial, J., Murphy M., & Sinha, M. (August, 2019). You belong here: How Latinx students use Community Cultural Wealth. Oral Presentation was given at the UROC Summer Research Symposium, California State University, Monterey Bay.

De la O, J., Rocha Rocha, A., Murphy, M., Pacheco Marcial, J., & Sinha, M. (April, 2019). Assessing Latinx Attitudes towards Capital Punishment. Poster presentation was given at the Western Psychological Association conference, Pasadena, CA.

De La O, J., Rocha Rocha, A., Murphy, M., Pacheco Marcial, J., & Sinha, M. (March, 2019). Leveraging Intersectionality in Assessing Latina/os Attitudes towards Capital Punishment. Poster presentation was given at the Pacific Sociological Association conference, Oakland, CA.

Applegate, M. & Pacheco Marcial, J. ( November, 2018). Overcoming violence: Adaptations to oppression via Ethnic studies. Presentation was given at the Brother to Brother Forum, California State University, Monterey Bay.


Invited Talks

Pacheco Marcial, J., & Murphy M. (October, 2019). Community Cultural Wealth. Invited talk and workshop presentation for the Empower Youth Watsonville Leadership Conference, Watsonville, CA.

Pacheco Marcial, J. (August, 2019). You belong here: How Latinx students use Community Cultural Wealth. Invited talk and panel presentation for the Educational Opportunity Summer Orientation Program, California State University, Monterey Bay.

Sinha, M., Pacheco Marcial, J., & Murphy, M. (July, 2019) You belong: Latinx students and Community Cultural Wealth. Invited talk for the Upward Bound Summer Program, California State University, Monterey Bay.

Pacheco Marcial, J. ( November, 2018). Undocu-Que? Learning the intersectionalities of undocumented folk. Invited talk for the Early Outreach & Support Programs Training, California State University, Monterey Bay.


Leadership and Service

Undoc-UOtters & Allies, CSU Monterey Bay 

Vice President - 2018-2020

Undocu-Otters Graduation Celebration 

Lead Committee Member - 2017-2018

Undoc-UOtters & Allies, CSU Monterey Bay 

inter-Council Club Representative - 2017-2018

CSU Monterey Bay

Student Fee Advisory Committee - 2018-2020

Connections Task Force - 2018

Otter Cross Cultural Center

Hiring Committee for the OC3 Coordinator for Educational Programs - 2018

Transitional Kindergarten Service Learner

Transitional Kindergarten Service Learner - 2018

Greenfield Community Science Workshop

Service Learner - 2018

 

Publications

Pacheco Marcial, J. Becoming Indigenous again: Returning home and making the Ghost visible. In Martinez, S., & Medina-Lopez, K. (Eds.),We are all Monsters/We are all Saints: Haunted Migrations and LatIndigenous Ghost Story. University Press of Mississippi. (Submitted for Initial Review)

Pacheo Marcial, J. (2020). The genesis of my trauma. Border-Lines Journal. Latino Research Center. XII (94-97)