Elisa Oceguera

Elisa Oceguera

Position Title
CST PhD Candidate


Dissertation: In and Against Community: Heterodox Subjectivities in Agricultural California

Research Interests:  food politics, critical race theory, environmental justice, testimonios, autonomous marxism, queer theory, postcolonial theory, epistemologies of resistance, community formation and social movements.

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards:

  • Cultural Studies Research Quarter Fellowship, Fall 2015
  • Hemispheric Institute on the Americas Summer Research Fellowship (2013)
  • Jesse Lloyd O'Connor Scholar Davis-Putter Scholarship (2013-2014)
  • John Muir Institute of the Environment White Family Graduate Student Award (2012)
  • UC Davis Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies Dean's Recruitment Fellowship (2010)


  • B.A., Ethnic Studies, Humboldt State University, 2008
  • M.A., Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, 2010


  • "Intersecting Differences: Organizing for Social Change in Low-Income Communities." Co-authors Dr. Patricia Parker and Joaquin Sanchez. In Organizing Difference: Research, Pedagogy and Practice. Sage, 2010.