Sarah Ovink

Sarah Ovink, Associate Professor

Sarah Ovink, Associate Professor
Sarah Ovink, Associate Professor

Department of Sociology
675A McBryde Hall 
225 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-2481 | sovink@vt.edu

Dr. Sarah Ovink is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology.

  • Sociology of Education
  • Higher Education
  • Latino/a Sociology
  • Immigration
  • Diversity
  • Ph.D., University of California - Davis
  • M.A., University of California - Davis
  • B.A., Kalamazoo College
  • Secretary, Sociology of Education Association
  • Sociology of Education Association, former Board Member
  • American Sociological Association
  • American Educational Research Association
  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation. This five-year award is in support of the project: “Broadening Participation in STEM: Intersectional and Institutional Influences on Underrepresented Minorities’ College and Career Pathways in Longitudinal Perspective”
  • Also see Sponsored Research below.

Journal Articles

Ovink, Sarah M. and Demetra Kalogrides. 2015. "No Place Like Home? Familism and Latino/a-White Differences in College Pathways." Social Science Research, Volume 52:219-235. Available online: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Qb5n,17Ro8eCV

Ebert, Kim and Sarah M. Ovink. 2014.  "Exclusionary Ordinances and Discrimination in New and Established Latino/a Destinations." American Behavioral Scientist 58:1784-1804.

Ovink, Sarah M.  2014. “‘They Always Call Me an Investment:’ Gender and Latino/a College Pathways.” Gender and Society 28(2): 265-88.

Ovink, Sarah M. and Brian D. Veazey. 2011. “More than Getting Us Through: A Case Study in Cultural Capital Enrichment of Underrepresented Minority Undergraduates” Research in Higher Education 52:370–394.

  • 2013 — American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program Research Grant, with support from the National Science Foundation for the project “College Match and Undermatch”: $25,000.
  • 2010–2011 — American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program Dissertation Grant, with support from the National Science Foundation: $20,000.
  • 2008–2009 — National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant: $7,500.

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