Grad Students

Fred Ariel Hernandez



Contact Information

Email    fahernandez@ucla.edu
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The focus of my dissertation research is on daily pedagogical decisions of school sports coaches in order to analyze larger contemporary concerns about:

* youth athlete safety

* coach preparation 

* competition-participation balance in youth sports

* gender, ethnicity, and class issues in these practices

My multi-method project employs ethnographic participant-observation fieldwork, archival research, and oral history interviews. 

My four research sites are in the Los Angeles area: two public high schools and two sports clubs, one public and one private.  In the future I hope to conduct similar research in Japan.

Research

The focus of my dissertation research is on daily pedagogical decisions of school sports coaches in order to analyze larger contemporary concerns about: * youth athlete safety * coach preparation * competition-participation balance in youth sports * gender, ethnicity, and class issues in these practices My multi-method project employs ethnographic participant-observation fieldwork, archival research, and oral history interviews. My four research sites are in the Los Angeles area: two public high schools and two sports clubs, one public and one private. In the future I hope to conduct similar research in Japan

Publications

public scholarship

http://www.urbanhumanities.ucla.edu/?/news/uhi-students-produce-sawtelle-counter-tour/

Project Description - The Botanical Gardens of Sawtelle is a counter-tour zine of the Sawtelle Japantown neighborhood of West Los Angeles. This project was conducted summer 2017 with funding from the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin and the UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative within the Policing and Incarceration research theme of the Institute. Accepted into permanent collections, Powell Library, UCLA.

E-copy of ‘Zine’- http://www.urbanhumanities.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/downsized-botanical-gardens-of-sawtelle.pdf