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This page contains my curriculum vitae. It is a bit untraditional, as I have spent 20 years in the Air Force and academia. I believe these experiences have given me a great deal of breadth of life, leadership, and gratitude for the life of "the mind." I take full stock in being human, having feelings, constraints, opportunities, and many, many privileges. 

Curriculum Vitae

JESSICA A. HUERTA

jesshuerta.org

jessica.a.huerta@gmail.com

UCLA Sociology Department 

375 Portola Plaza

264 Haines Hall 

Los Angeles CA 90095

 

EDUCATION

Candidate for Doctorate in Philosophy, Sociology, December 2017:

   Subfields: Gender, Family, Conversation Analysis, Qualitative Methods

   University of California, Los Angeles

Master's of Art, Sociology, Awarded Fall 2015:

   Newspaper Representations of Women in Combat

   University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., Sociology, Awarded Spring 2011:

   Honors Thesis: Speaking Up Against Sexual Harassment in the Air Force

   University of California, San Diego (Honors with Highest Distinction), minor in Psychology

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS

  • Dorothy L. Meier, Sociology Fellowship, 2023-2024, $15,000 +T/F

  • Pat Tillman Foundation, Scholar Fellowship, 2020-2023, $30,000

  • Eugene V. Cota-Robles, Graduate Student Fellowship, 2012-2013, $42,000; 2019-2020 $42,000

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Sociology, UCLA, 2017-2018, 2018-2029

  • California National Guard Educational Assistance Award, 2014-2017, $45,000

  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship, UCLA, 2012, $6,000

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2022. “If they call me, ‘sir’: American newspaper representations of military women.” Feminist Media Studies. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2022.2098796

  • "Making [Involved] Fatherhood Look Badass[?]”: Instagram Representations of Men Wearing Babies (under review)

  • “Kind of Indifferent”: Hybrid Masculinity among US military fathers (under review)

METHODS

Interviews 

Participant-Observation 

Organizational Assessments

Media Analysis

Consumer Research

Focus Groups

Content Analysis -Discursive, Visual

Conversation Analysis

Survey research 

Archival research 

Excel

SPSS

DEOCs

Dedoose

Public Sociology

Teaching-As-Research 

Reflexive Teaching

 

CONFERENCES

  • Emcee: Undergraduate Research Week, Community and Innovation, UCLA Sociology and Public Affairs Panel C, May 2023

  • American Sociological Association, Conference Session: Men Wearing Babies in News and Marketing Media, August 2022

  • Center for Scholars and Storytellers, UCLA: Psychology in Action Symposium, Masculinity in Media, Data Blitz of Diversity in “Dadvertising,” April 2021

  • Emcee: Undergraduate Research Week, Community and Innovation, UCLA Sociology and Public Affairs Panels A and B, May 2021

  • UCSD Undergraduate Research, Conference Session: Speaking Up Against Sexual Harassment in the Air Force, June 2011

 

CLASSES TAUGHT AND GUEST LECTURES

  • Lecture: Representations of Dads in TV/Film Media, Daddying Film Festival and Forum, Albuquerque, NM, June 2023 

  • Sociology of Gender, UCLA, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2016, Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019

  • Sociology of Violence, UCLA, Teaching Assistant, Winter 2018, Spring 2018

  • Introduction to Sociology, UCLA, Teaching Assistant, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2017

  • Lecture: US-Mexico Border: Deaths on the Migrant Trail, Sociology of Violence, UCLA, Spring 2018

  • Lecture: Transkids, Discussion of "Ma Vie En Rose," Sociology of Gender, UCLA, Winter 2019

  • Lecture: "Other Identities": US Military, Integrative Studies 201: Building Community, Mercer University, November 2020

  • Lecture: Intersex Research and Societal Implications, Sociology of Gender, UCLA, Spring 2019

 

PANELS AND WORKSHOP LEAD

  • Dan Front & Co, Arms Across America, Veteran Parents Discuss Guns on Campus, Royce Hall, UCLA, June 2023

  • San Diego Latinx "Your Future Starts Here" UCLA HSI Reception, Mission Valley, May 2023 

  • Pat Tillman Foundation Leadership Summit, Research Methods and Accountability Groups, July 2022

  • Pat Tillman Foundation Regional Captain Summit, Busting Imposter Syndrome, February 2022

  • Pat Tillman Foundation Fellowship Application Training Panel, August 2021

  • UCLA Graduate Division Diversity Fellowship Lecture and Round-Table, January 2021

  • Veteran-Civilian Connection Panel, Integrative Studies 201: Building Community, Mercer University, November 2021

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Student Orientation Week, Panelist, UCLA, October 2020

  • Student Veterans of America, Accountability Group Seminar, UCLA, September 2020

  • Sociology Doctoral Pro-Seminar 201, Student-Advisor Communication Advice, UCLA, September 2017

  • Veterans Resource Office, Graduate Program Advice, UCLA, September 2017

  • "High Ground" Screening and Panel, discussed resiliency and team building, FOCUS and Veteran Resource Center, November 2013. https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/campus-salutes-veterans-with-weeklong-2491 77

 

 

MEDIA

 

PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • United States Air Force, Active Duty and CA Air National Guard, July 2002 - June 2023

  • FEMA, Incident Command System, Disaster Response Force, March 2020

  • Operational Security Fundamentals, Identity Management, October 2017

  • Profession of Arms - Center of Excellence, Volunteer Instructor Induction, June 2015

  • Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Honor Flight, September 2016

  • Public Affairs Qualification Course, Defense Information School, October 2017

  • Mediator Certification, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, January 2009

  • Equal Opportunity Advisor, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, March 2009

  • Community College of the Air Force, Social Services Associate Degree, June 2009

  • Airman Leadership School, Travis AFB, March 2006

  • Community College of the Air Force, Electronic Systems Associate Degree, April 2003

  • Basic Military Training, United States Air Force, July 2002

 

VOLUNTEER SERVICE

  • Pat Tillman Foundation, Southern California Regional Captain 2021- Present

    • Leadership Summit, Research Mentorship Facilitator, July 2021

  • San Diego Unified, Elementary Parent-Teacher-Association

    •  Website Chair, January 2020 - Present

    • Arts Attack Classroom Lead, January 2016 - 2022

  • Postpartum Support International, Climb Out of Darkness San Diego Founder & Participant, January 2015 - Present

  • Student Veterans of America Member, January 2010 - Present

    • Advocate for student veterans, provides advice for new students via webinar for 30+ students

  • Samuel F.B. Morse High School, Class of 2002 Alumni and Community Advisor, January 2002 – Present

 

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

  • Quality family time: biking, hiking, all the things at the bays and beaches of San Diego, laughing and throwing popcorn during movie parties at home

  • Reading and listening to self-help and growth, yoga, meditation, crafting, watercolor, photography, gardening, and raising monarch butterflies

  • Travel and recreational private pilot flying with friends

Contact

I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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