Jeffrey Montez de Oca, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Montez de Oca

Assistant Professor of Sociology,

Jeffrey Montez de Oca is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with broad research interests in sociological theory, sport, media, identity and inequality, the cold war, and urban food security. He specializes in theoretically oriented research on sport during the early cold war and American Indian boarding schools as technologies of citizenship. He has peer-reviewed articles in Signs, American Studies, and The Journal of Historical Sociology, and a chapter in East Plays West: Essays on Sport and the Cold War (Routledge 2006). His book reviews have appeared in Gender & Society, Contemporary Sociology, Sociology of Sport Journal, Journal of American Ethnic History, and thirdspace. At UCCS, he teaches courses on sport, masculinities, and popular culture.

Ph.D. University of Southern California, Sociology (2006)
M.A. New York University, Cinema Studies (1999)
B.A. University of California, Berkeley, Anthropology (1995)

Research & Teaching Interests

Social Theory
Social Inequalities
Urban Food Security
Film and Media Studies
American Indian Boarding Schools
Sport Sociology / Physical Cultural Studies