Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Interests/Areas of Specialization

  • Social stratification (esp. social class)
  • Identity formation processes
  • Sociology of work
  • Latin American immigration
  • Sociology of Latin America (esp. Mexico)
  • Qualitative research methods (esp. ethnographic methods)

Courses Taught

  • Social Inequality
  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Field Research Methods
  • Latin American Immigration
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Organizations in Society

Selected Publications

2008. "Immigration from the Inside Out: Understanding Mexico's Job(less) Situation through the Views of Middle-Class Mexicans." Journal of Latin American Perspectives, 35 (1):120-134.


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