Dr. Anthony Ocampo: Brown and Gay in LA: Queer Sons of Immigrants Coming of Age

Tuesday April 5, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

UBC Sociology’s Distinguished Speaker Series hosts Dr. Anthony Ocampo for a talk titled, ” Brown and Gay in LA: Queer Sons of Immigrants Coming of Age.”


While there has been an explosion of research on the school experiences of LGBTQ students and the immigrant second generation, respectively, few studies have centered the experiences of second-generation youth who also happen to be gay. Drawing on interviews with second-generation Latino and Filipino American gay men in Southern California. I demonstrate how an empirical deep dive into the educational lives of second-generation gay men reveals how schools are racialized, gendered, and heteronormative. I will close by discussing how research on students with intersectional identities holds important implications for theories of racialization, second-generation incorporation, and educational inequality. 


Dr. Anthony Ocampo

More about Dr. Anthony Ocampo

Anthony Ocampo is a Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona and a Ford Foundation Fellow. He is the author of The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race (Stanford University Press), and co-editor of Contemporary Asian America (NYU Press). His research on the educational trajectories of second-generation Latinos and Asian Americans has been published in journals in sociology, education, and ethnic studies, including Ethnic and Racial Studies; Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; Race, Ethnicity, and Education; Latino Studies; and the Journal of Asian American Studies. Dr. Ocampo’s research and commentaries on race and immigration have been featured on NPR Morning Edition, NPR Codeswitch, Public Radio International, Colorlines, GQ, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The San Francisco Chronicle. His second book Brown and Gay in LA: Queer Sons of Immigrants Coming of Age will be released with NYU Press as the debut book of the Asian American Sociology series, for which he is the founding editor.