Department of Sociology

31 S. Prospect St.

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT 05405

Phone: (802) 656-2142



January 2009



Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Vermont, August 2003-present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Latina/o Studies Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2002-August 2003.



Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2002.

M.A. in Sociology, University of New Mexico, January 1997.

B.A. in Marketing, Arizona State University, May 1990.



“La mesure de l’ethnicité: L’immigration mexicaine aux États-Unis que révèle-t-elle sur les données de la population en France?” Migrations Société, November-December 2008, v. 20, pp. 193-204.

 “Working Towards a Just, Equitable and Local Food System: The Social Impact of Community-based Agriculture.” Social Science Quarterly, December 2008, v. 69, pp. 1086-1101.

“Conflict over Forest Resources in Northern New Mexico: Rethinking Cultural Activism as a Strategy for Environmental Justice.” The Social Science Journal, March 2008, v. 45, pp. 61-75.

Mestizo in America: Generations of Mexican Ethnicity in the Suburban Southwest, 2006, Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Imaginándose Mexicano: The Symbolic Context of Mexican American Ethnicity beyond the Second Generation.” Qualitative Sociology, Fall 2004, v. 27, pp. 299-315.

“The Changing Structure of Structural Assimilation: Organizational Participation among Third-plus Generation Mexican Americans,” Social Science Quarterly, December 2003, v. 84, pp. 946-957.

“Immigration’s Impact on the American Economy.” 2001. In The Encyclopedia of American Immigration, eds. James Ciment and Immanuel Ness. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe.



 “The Borderlands of Culture: Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary,” by Ramón Saldivar, The Journal of American Ethnic History, Spring 2007, v. 26, pp. 110-111.

 “Economy and Society in Brazil: Cardoso's Presidency and Its Possibilities.” Co-authored with Miguel Korzeniewicz. In Latin American Research Review, 1998, vol. 33, pp. 226-38.



“Measuring Immigrant Generations: A Comparative Perspective on the United States and France.” Inter-Congress Meeting of the International Sociological Association, Aix-en-Provence, France, June 4th-6th, 2008.

Mestizo in America: Generations of Mexican Ethnicity in the Suburban Southwest.” November 9-10, 2007. Arizona Latino Town Hall, Scottsdale, Arizona.

“Collective Action and Local Food Production in Burlington, Vermont: Confronting Globalization through Community-based Agriculture,” June, 2007. Inter-Congress Meeting of the International Sociological Association, Rome, Italy, June 28th-29th, 2007.

“Local Food and the Ties that Bind.” May 2006. Presented at the 44th International Making Cities Livable Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

“Life at Work and the Legacy of Chicanismo.” November 2004. Presented at the International Conference on Social Science Research, New Orleans.

“Imagining Mexican American Culture: Cultural Institutions, Spanish Language Media and the Persistence of Mexican-origin Identity beyond the Second Generation.” Presented at the April 2003 Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Pasadena, California.

 “American Mestizaje: Mexican American Intermarriage during Ongoing Mexican Immigration in the 1990s.” August 2002. Regular session in the Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago.

 “Assimilation in Mexican American Life?: Asserted and Assigned Mexican-origin Identities beyond the Second Generation.” April 2002. Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association, Vancouver, Canada.



 “Does who you know affect your Tailpipe Emissions? Transportation and the Social Context of Informed Decision-making.” Working paper, Transportation Research Center, University of Vermont.



Race, Ethnicity and Immigration

Environmental Justice

Resource Scarcity and Consumer Society



Lecturer, Sociology 134: Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2002.

Teaching Assistant, Sociology 134: Race, Ethnicity and Poverty in the United States, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2001.

Teaching Assistant, Sociology 134: American Racial and Ethnic Minorities, University of Wisconsin, 1999-2000.

Instructor, Sociology 216: The Dynamics of Prejudice, University of New Mexico, 1998.



Chair of Nominations and Elections Committee for the College of Arts and Science, 2008; committee member since 2006


Faculty Senate, 2006-Present


Panel Organizer, “Emerging Identities: Human Migration, Social Policy and the Formation of Race and Ethnicity in American Society, March 8, 2007


Committee on Undergraduate Study, Department of Sociology, 2006-2007


Advisory committee for the College of Arts and Science for the selection of department chair in the Department of Philosophy, Fall 2006


Co-organizer of Latino Heritage Month events, 2005




Reviewer for the following academic journals:

Social Forces

Social Science Quarterly

Society and Natural Resources

Sociological Compass



Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, Research Assistant, University of New Mexico, 1997-98.

United States Peace Corps, Small Business Development Volunteer, Costa Rica, 1991-93, and Argentina, 1993-94.

Deloitte and Touche, Economic Researcher, Phoenix, Arizona, 1990-91.



Co-PI in the UVM Transportation Research Center on a $1.8 million grant from the federal Department of Transportation for the interdisplinary study of vehicle emissions in northern climates, 2007-present.

National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2001.

Vilas Travel Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001.

Advanced Opportunity Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998-99, 2000-01.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, University of New Mexico, 1995-97.