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  • Dissertation Defended, Dr. Selene Diaz

    Please join us in celebrating our newest PhD! Dr. Selene Diaz successfully defended her dissertation on January 13th, 2023. Dr. Selene Diaz was mentored by Dr. Nancy Plankey-Videla. Dr. Sarah Gatson, Dr. Sonia Hernandez (History), Dr. Robert Mackin, and Dr. Dennis O’Hearn (UTEP) served on her committee. Dr. Diaz’ dissertation consists of three articles: 1. The […]

  • Joel Herrera

    Sociology Colloquium, 3/2/2022

    The Rise of Criminal Governance and Social Reaction in Michoacán, Mexico Joel Herrera, University of California, Los Angeles In many developing countries where formal institutions fail to guarantee rule of law, criminal organizations have emerged as intermediaries between citizens and the state. In some cases, these armed non-state actors adopt repressive strategies to govern their […]

  • David Rangel

    Sociology Colloquium, 9/29/2021

    Mexican Immigrant Parenting in Under-Resourced Latinx School-Communities at a Time of Strict Immigration Enforcement: An Ecological Approach Dr. David Rangel, Brown University Numerous studies have pointed to class-based cultural beliefs as the primary driver of childrearing and school-involvement practices (Lareau 2003; Calarco 2018). However, this focus on class-based differences homogenizes potential within-group variation and neglects […]

  • Mexico Border Sign

    Sociology Colloquium, 9/22/2021

    Reading Writing and Harassment: Educational Inequality at the U.S. Mexico Border Peggy Sue Harris, Texas A&M University Albert, a Mexican American high school student from El Paso, Texas, was on his way to class when U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped and questioned him, suspicious of his citizenship status. Soon, more stories like Albert’s began to […]