Ph.D. Students

Raul Meneses Samperio
  • Title
    • PhD Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Education Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • McHenry Library, 0262
  • Mail Stop Education Department
  • Mailing Address
    • UCSC MS: Education Dept. 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064

Research Interests

Raul is interested in issues pertaining to equity and social justice in education. Specifically, he is interested in research that centers the lives of UndocuQueer students in K-12 settings. 

Biography, Education and Training

M.A. Education - Option in Education Foundations: 

California State University, Los Angeles 

B.A. History - Emphasis in Teaching:  

California State University, Los Angeles 


Raul Meneses Samperio is a doctoral student of education. His research interests are focused on issues of equity, social justice, and diversity in education. Raul has been substitute teaching since 2017 for the Los Angeles Unified School District. He finished a single subject teaching credential program in social studies in early 2019. 



Honors, Awards and Grants

  1. 2019 Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship Recipient, Univeristy of California Santa Cruz 
  2. 2018 Center for the study of Gender and Sexualities Research Grant, California State University, Los Angeles 


Selected Publications

Serrano, U., Vazquez, A., Meneses-Samperio, R. & Mattheis, A. (2018). Symbolic sanctuary and discursive dissonance: limitations of policy and practice at Hispanic Serving Institutions. Association of Mexican American Educators Journal. 12(3), 169-190.



Selected Presentations

Meneses-Samperio, R. (2018, April). UndocuQueer Latinos Navigating Higher Education. Paper presented at the annual Center for the Studies of Gender and Sexualities (CSGS) Student Research Conference, Los Angeles, California.


Meneses-Samperio, R. (2018, March). UndocuQueer Latinos Navigating Higher Education. Paper presented at the 26thAnnual Cal State, L.A. Symposium on Research, Scholarship, Creative Activities, Los Angeles, California.

Teaching Interests

  • Critical Pedagogy 
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy