Oscar Fabian Soto

Graduate Student

Office Hours

Tuesday 1:00pm - 3:00 pm

Office Location



Radical Criminology, Barrio Criminology, Barrio Pedagogy, Globalization, Revolutionary Theory, Radical Perspectives on Prisons and Corrections, Prison Pedagogy, Global Political Economy, Transnational Migration, Urban Studies


B.A., California State University

M.A., California State University



Oscar Fabian Soto is a Chicano activist-scholar, Teaching Associate in the Department of Sociology at University of California - Santa Barbara, a PhD candidate in Sociology and Black Studies, and a Lecturer at California State University San Marcos. He works works with formerly incarcerated, systemic impacted, and disenfranchised people. He is the recipient of the Hein Family Fellowship and Sally Casanova Doctoral Scholarship. As a public sociologist, he gives frequent motivational talks at middle schools, high schools, continuation schools, college campuses, and colloquiums. His teaching pedagogy seeks to dismantle hierarchical organizations, empower people from the margins, and fight for revolutionary systemic change.

* for list of publications, awards and teaching experience please refer to my CV


*for a complete list of courses taught please see my CV