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Sociology Colloquium, 3/17/2021

Stagnant Dreamers: How the Inner City Shapes the Integration of Second Generation Latinos

Dr. María G. Rendón, University of California, IrvineMaria Rendon book

Professor María G. Rendón is a sociologist who examines the integration process of Latino immigrants and their children in the United States. She pays close attention to role of spatial inequality and examines how urban neighborhoods shape life trajectories, particularly educational attainment and social mobility. She is the author of Stagnant Dreamers: How the Inner City Shapes the Integration of Second-Generation Latinos (Russell Sage Foundation 2019), a longitudinal study that follows a group of Latino young men as they transition to adulthood. Based on in-depth interviews and ethnographic observations with them and their immigrant parents, Stagnant Dreamers describes the challenges they face coming of age in the inner city and accessing higher education and good jobs and demonstrates how family-based social ties and community institutions can serve as buffers against neighborhood violence, chronic poverty, incarceration, and other negative outcomes. Stagnant Dreamers has received several awards by the American Sociological Association, including the Robert E. Park Award, (Community and Urban Sociology section); Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award (Latina/o Sociology); Honorable Mention for the Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award (International Migration). It was also a finalist for the Pierre Bourdieu Book Award (Sociology of Education) and the International Latino Book Award .

March 17, 2021
Wednesday, 12–1:30pm
Zoom session
Meeting ID: 934 7085 9463
Passcode: 609731

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