Areas of Study
Race/Ethnicity, Political Sociology, Education, and Urban Sociology
Roger Cadena is a ﬁrst-year PhD student and GAIA Fellow for Latino Studies. He received his B.A. in History Education from Illinois State University and his M.A. in International Relations from The University of Chicago. Prior to attending Notre Dame, Roger served as an educator in Chicago Public Schools as a history teacher and post-secondary counselor. He is interested in studying how Mexican-Americans in Chicago participate politically in a variety of social movements, community-based organizations, and through non-traditional politics. He is also interested in understanding school performance and how its related with urban politics and racial inequality.