Department of Sociology
Phone: (802) 656-2142
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology,
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Latina/o
Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2002.
M.A. in Sociology,
B.A. in Marketing,
“La mesure de l’ethnicité: L’immigration mexicaine aux États-Unis que révèle-t-elle sur les données de la population en
“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.
“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
2001. In The
Encyclopedia of American Immigration, eds. James Ciment
and Immanuel Ness.
“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
Generations: A Comparative Perspective on the
“Collective Action and
Local Food Production in
“Local Food and the Ties that Bind.” May 2006. Presented at the 44th International Making Cities
Livable Conference in
“Life at Work and the Legacy of Chicanismo.”
November 2004. Presented at the International Conference on
Social Science Research,
“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,
“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,
“Does who you know affect your Tailpipe Emissions?
Transportation and the Social Context of Informed
Decision-making.” Working paper,
Race, Ethnicity and Immigration
Lecturer, Sociology 134: Race and Ethnic Relations in the
Teaching Assistant, Sociology 134: Race, Ethnicity and Poverty in the
Teaching Assistant, Sociology 134: American Racial and Ethnic Minorities, University of Wisconsin, 1999-2000.
Instructor, Sociology 216: The Dynamics of Prejudice, University of
Chair of Nominations and Elections Committee for the
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
Co-organizer of Latino Heritage Month events, 2005
Reviewer for the following academic journals:
Social Science Quarterly
Society and Natural Resources
Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, Research Assistant, University of New Mexico, 1997-98.
Deloitte and Touche, Economic Researcher, Phoenix, Arizona, 1990-91.
Co-PI in the
National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2001.
Vilas Travel Grant,
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, University of New Mexico, 1995-97.