Dr. Moraga is the proud son of two selfless, loving Salvadoran immigrants who have called the San Fernando Valley home since the early 1980s. His parents’ tireless support and encouragement sustained each of their children to become first-generation college graduates; while the last of his siblings to obtain B.A. degrees in 2012, he became the first in his family to earn a graduate degree in 2017 when he received his Ph.D. in American Studies from Washington State University. Dr. Moraga’s primary research and teaching interests include Latina/o/x studies, sociology of sport, cultural studies, sport media, critical diversity studies, and global neoliberalism. At Cal Poly, he teaches ES 112: Race, Culture, & Politics in the United States, ES 255: Introduction to Latinx/a/o Studies, and is excited to develop/teach upper division courses in Latinx popular culture, critical sport studies, and Hip-Hop studies.