Oscar E. Patrón

Assistant Professor

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Academic Programs:
Higher Education and Student Affairs
Research Areas:
Critical Race Theory, Resilience, Social Identities, Student Success
ED 4262
(812) 856-8388

About Me

Oscar E. Patrón is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs. Prior to his appointment, Patrón served as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) at Indiana University. Patrón’s research examines the ways that historical forms of oppression (e.g., racism, heterosexism) influence the lives of minoritized people within postsecondary contexts. Specifically, his research centers the successes of Latina/o students at undergraduate and graduate levels, men of color, social identities, and resilience through the employing of critical frameworks (e.g, critical race theory). His research has been published in Race Ethnicity & Education, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Men & Masculinities, and Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, among other peer-reviewed outlets. Visit his page for a list of publications.

Patrón is a Faculty Affiliate with Project MALES at the University of Texas at Austin and CRRES at IU. He is a recipient of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation dissertation fellowship, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Graduate Student Fellow, Faculty First-Look, K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship, and McNair Scholars awards. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and spent the last two years of his doctoral program as a Research Associate at the USC Race and Equity Center at the University of Southern California.

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