Ph.D. 2013, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara
Patrick Lopez-Aguado's research interests include race and incarceration, juvenile justice, youth and street cultures, and urban ethnography. He is the author of Stick Together and Come Back Home: Racial Sorting and the Spillover of Carceral Identity, which examines how the racial segregation institutionalized in California’s prison system impacts the violence and policing that young people experience in high-incarceration neighborhoods. His work has also been published in Social Problems, Theoretical Criminology, Sociology Compass, and Ethnography.
At Santa Clara, he teaches Principles of Sociology, Sociology of the Criminal Justice System, and Sociology of Deviance, Sociology of Crime, Gender and Justice, and Sociology of Law.
Patrick Lopez-Aguado is from Mountain View, CA, and he went to Loyola Marymount University for his undergraduate education. He joined the Department of Sociology at SCU in 2013. His hobbies include traveling, horror movies, and his cactus/succulent garden.
Stick Together and Come Back Home: Racial Sorting and the Spillover of Carceral Identity