Oscar Patrón, PhD

Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Indiana University, Bloomington

Oscar E. Patrón is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs at Indiana University (IU). Patrón’s research examines the ways that historical forms of oppression influence the lives of minoritized people within postsecondary contexts. Specifically, his research centers the successes of Latina/o students at undergraduate and graduate levels, men of color, social identities, and resilience through the employing of critical frameworks. His scholarship has been published in Race Ethnicity & EducationInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, and Men & Masculinities, among other peer-reviewed outlets.

Patrón is a Faculty Affiliate with Project MALES at the University of Texas at Austin and Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society at IU. He is a recipient of the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation dissertation fellowship, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Graduate Student Fellow, Faculty First-Look, K. Leroy Irvis Fellowship, and McNair Scholars awards. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and spent the last two years of his program as a Research Associate at the USC Race and Equity Center at the University of Southern California.