Brenda Gambol

Brenda Gambol

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Dr. Brenda Gambol's research focuses on Asian ethnic stratification in the U.S., with a focus on Filipino Americans. She received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, and her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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Professional Preparation

PhD - Sociology
The Graduate Center, CUNY - 2020
B.A. - Sociology and Ethnic Studies
UC San Diego - 2005

Research Areas

Intergenerational Mobility
Second-Generation Asian Americans
Filipino Americans
Race and Ethnicity


Gambol, Brenda. 2022. "Multi-dimensional hyper-selectivity and divergent mobilities: second-generation Filipinos and Chinese." Ethnic and Racial Studies 1-23. - Publication
Gambol, Brenda. 2021. "Not all Asians End up on Third Base." Contexts 20(3): 28-33. - Publication
Gambol, Brenda. 2016. "Changing racial boundaries and mixed unions: the case of second-generation Filipino Americans." Ethnic and Racial Studies 39(14): 2621-2640. 2016 - Publication


Ernesto Malave Merit Scholarship - The City University of New York [2017]
Altman Dissertation Fellowship - The Graduate Center, CUNY [2016]
Aristide Zolberg Student Scholars Award - American Sociological Association [2016]
Rose Laub Coser Dissertation Proposal Award - Eastern Sociological Society [2015]


Assistant Professor of Sociology
The University of Texas at Dallas [2021–2022]
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Mount Saint Mary College [2020–2021]

Additional Information

Courses Taught
Field Methods
Race and Ethnicity
Introductory Sociology
The Family

News Articles

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American Sociological Association
Southwestern Social Science Association