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Sylvia Martinez

Associate Professor
W.W. Wright Education Building Room EDU 4260
Phone : (812) 856-8582
Fax: (812) 856-8394
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Department:  Education Leadership and Policy Studies
Affiliations:  Education Policy Studies, History, Philosophy & Comparative Education
My website:  http://profile.educ.indiana.edu/Default.aspx?alias=profile.educ.indiana.edu/symartin
About Me | Degrees | Teaching


I am a sociologist interested in the high school experiences of Latino youth. I am particularly interested in issues of engagement in school. More specifically, I examine whether Latino youth are being challenged academically and whether they view those challenges as positive or negative experiences. I would like to continue this line of research by exploring whether challenges in the classroom translate to higher levels of academic achievement (i.e. higher grades) among high school students.


Ph.D.  Sociology, August 2006, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

M.A.  Sociology, May 2002, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

B.A.  Sociology, May 1998, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

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