Awards

Local, Regional, & National Recognitions

Jaime Carias, M.P.P.


  • 2010 Hispanic Association for Colleges & Universities (HACU) National Federal Intern
    (Selected from a competitive national pool to serve as a United States Federal Government National Intern for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Center for Global Health)

  • 2009-2010 Dr. Rodolfo Montes Memorial Scholarship Recipient
    University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy
    (Academic scholarship to reward proven track record of commitment to civic service, and a history of community involvement and leadership within the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Latino and African American communities)

  • 2009 Outstanding Leadership and Service Award
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Admissions & Visitor Center
    (Recognition for dedication and outstanding achievement at making a difference in the lives of students from low socio-economic backgrounds and to those who have limited access to higher education.)



Victor Rios, Ph.D.


  • 2012 C. Wright Mills Book Award Finalist for Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
    Society for the Study of Social Problems

  • 2012 Distinguished Book Award for Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
    American Sociological Association, Section on Latina/o Sociology

  • 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Academic Senate

  • 2011 Harold J. Plous Award
    University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Letters and Science
    (One of the university’s most prestigious faculty honors, given annually to an assistant professor from the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences who has shown exceptional achievement in research, teaching, and service.)

  • 2011 Outstanding Member of the Academic Community
    University of California Santa Barbara of Sociology, Inter-Greek Council

  • 2010 New Scholar Award
    American Society of Criminology, Division on People of Color and Crime

  • 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research
    University of California, Santa Barbara, College of Letters and Sciences
    (Awarded to only one faculty member in the entire university each year)

  • 2010 Outstanding Teacher Award
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Residence Halls Association

  • 2010 Margaret T. Getman Service to Students Award
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Division of Student Affairs
    (One of only five awarded per year to the entire faculty and staff of the University)