Dr. Alejandro Portes

Dr. Alejandro Portes is Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. He is the author of 250 articles and chapters on national development, international migration, Latin American and Caribbean urbanization, and economic sociology. He has published 30 books and special issues. This information and much more can be found on Dr. […]

Dr. Amalia Leguizamon

Dr. Amalia Leguizamon is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Tulane University. She is also a core faculty member at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and a member of the Environmental Studies Faculty Advisory Committee. Her research work encompasses the political economy of the environment. Her regional focus is Latin America. She investigates […]

Dr. Nancy López

“Nancy López’s book Hopeful Girls, Troubled Boys is a notable study that incorporates intersectionality and presents the concepts of ‘race-gender experiences.’ Her more recent work provides a strong example of engaged scholarship and public sociology as she develops the concept of ‘street race’ to help guide understandings of the lived experience of ‘race’ that is important to policy […]

Dr. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly

Dr. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly is Professor of Sociology and Research Associate at the Office of Population Research, at Princeton University. She is also the director of the Center for Migration and Development at the same institution.  Fernández-Kelly is a social anthropologist with an interest in international economic development, gender, class and ethnicity, and urban ethnography. This […]

Che Guevara

“His biography was a huge influence on me,” says Kieran Barrett, CSU Sociology M.A. student. “Che wrote works critiquing the unequal social structures pervasive in Latin America and developed ideas of guerrilla warfare as a tool for revolutionary struggle. His great books include The Motorcycle Diaries and Guerrilla Warfare.” Ernesto “Che” Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, […]

Dr. Victor Rios

“Rios, a Chicano sociologist who once was a gun victim in juvenile hall and a high school drop out, only to become a prominent sociologist and professor. Rios’ research exposes the policies and prejudice of communal and institutional hate, especially where intersectional identities are most vulnerable. Rios is particularly focused on at risk youth, helping […]

Dr. Alyshia Gálvez

“I read Dr. Gálvez’s book, Eating NAFTA: Trade, Food Policies, and the Destruction of Mexico, when I was a master’s student here and her work really sparks my interests in studies on immigration, unequal exchange, and the world food system depends on the western hegemonic arrangements.,” says Yue Xu, CSU Sociology Ph.D. student. Dr. Alyshia Gálvez […]

Dr. Ian Haney López

“Reading Ian Haney López’s work (Dog Whistle Politics) changed the way I understand the relationship between racial politics and peoples’ attitudes toward the government,” says Dr. Jessie Luna, CSU Sociology Assistant Professor. “It has informed my thinking about research a continent away (in Africa), and inspired new ideas for future research.” Dr. López holds an […]