Dr. Bruce C. Hoskins, a professor of Sociology at MiraCosta Community College, is an Oceanside, California native. Like the students he teaches, his educational journey started at a MiraCosta where he received an Associate’s degree in Mathematics.
However, after transferring to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) he discovered his passion for dealing with race and ethnic relations and switched his major to Ethnic Studies. This discovery led him to earn his Ph.D. in Sociology with an emphasis on race & ethnic relations and multiracial identity formation from the University of Southern California (USC). In the Fall of 2011, he published his dissertation in the book, Asian American Racial Realities in Black and White. This text examines how people of Asian/white and Asian/black descent experience race and give concrete evidence that the concept of race is a social construction and has no real basis in biology.
Dr. Hoskins is a spoken word poet who has released two albums with poetry/hip hop pieces that cover his experiences as a husband, father, son, professor, and Christian. All of the Professor’s collections can be accessed for free through his Store page.
Dr. Hoskins is also a dynamic and passionate workshop presenter. His primary focus are diversity and equity issues and he has covered topics including, but not limited to: the social construction of race; multiracial identity formation; the concept of privilege and how it works; defining diversity and acceptance; the use of poetry to create a better self-construct; and teaching and learning in a hip hop culture. More information about Dr. Hoskins’ workshops can be found on his Workshops page.
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Dear Dr. Bruce Hoskins,
I took your classes a long time ago but you left an impression on me. I only got my AA in sociology but I’m thinking about going back to SDSU (where I transferred and dropped out) to finish my degree and possibly go further to a masters like you. You are a great teacher sir, I just wanted to let you know that.
It is NEVER too late to go back to school and finish what you started! I am blessed that you remembered me. Let me know if you would like to meet up and talk more about your return to college 🙂