Dr. Martha Franco, Assistant Professor

Email: martha.franco@csulb.edu

Office: PSY 133

Main Courses: 

  • SOC 346: Race, Gender & Class
  • SOC 354: Qualitative Methods of Social Research


  • B.A. History and Ethnic Studies, Brown University
  • Ed.M. Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • M.A. & Ph.D. Education, Harvard University

Current Research, Community Affiliations and Activities:

Youth Studies, Unaccompanied Minors, Central American Studies, Latin American Youth Migration, Immigrant Communities, Education Inequality, Legal Sociology, Qualitative Methods, Archives

Selected Publications:

Mapp, Karen L., Henderson, Anne T., Cuevas, Stephany, & Franco, Martha C. (October 2022). Everyone Wins! The Evidence for Family-School Partnerships and Implications for Practice. New York: Scholastic.

Martha C. Franco (Spring 2020) “Tracing History with Unaccompanied Central American Youth,” in ReVista Harvard Review of Latin America: Student Views.

Gonzales, Roberto G., Nando Sigona, Martha C. Franco, & Anna Papoutsi (2019). Undocumented Migration. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Awards and Grants:

  • Harvard University Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (2021)
  • David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies- Graduate Student Associate (2021)
  • Harvard Immigration Initiative- Research Fellow (2020)