Curriculum Vitae

 EDUCATION

  Ph.D. in Sociology, Temple University, 2001

M.A. in Sociology, University of Florida, 1997

B.A. in Sociology, Saint Joseph's University, 1995

EXPERIENCE

Assistant Dean for Global Engagement, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida, 2017 to Present

Professor, Department of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate, Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean, University of South Florida, 2015- Present

Chair, Department of Sociology, 2013 to 2016

Associate Chair, Department of Sociology, 2012-2013

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Faculty Affiliate, Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean, University of South Florida 2007-2015

Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Miami, 2002-2007

 Visiting Lecturer, Sociology, University of Florida, 2001-2002

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Aranda, Elizabeth, Sallie Hughes, and Elena Sabogal. (2014).Making a Life in Multi-ethnic Miami: Immigration and the Rise of a Global City. CO: Lynne Rienner Publisher.

-       Review Essay by M. Aysa-Lastra in Contemporary Sociology DOI:10.1177/0094306115599355

-       Review by R. Angel in Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38 (3): 458-460

-       Review by Steven Gold in Social Forces, DOI: 10.1093/sf/sov007

-       Reviewed by Robert Cassanello in The Journal of American History, DOI: 10.1093/jahist/jav022

-       Reviewed by Noah Toly, Journal of Urban Affairs

-       Reviewed by K.E. Murphy, Choice

-       Reviewed by Patricia Silver, CENTRO Voices: http://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/centrovoices/reviews/global-miami-life-city

Aranda, Elizabeth. (2006). Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico: Migration, Return Migration, and the Struggles of Incorporation. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

-         Reviewed by Havidán Rodríguez, Contemporary Sociology, 37 (1).

-         Reviewed by Evin Rodkey, Latino Studies, vol. 7 (1): 153-155, 2009.

-         Reviewed by Maura Toro-Morn, Centro Journal, vol. 20 (1): 269, 2008.

Peer-Reviewed Articles (*undergraduate or graduate student):

Vaquera, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Aranda. (2017). “Moving Up and Down the Ladder: Perceived Social Mobility and Emotional Dispositions among South Florida’s Immigrants. Sociological Forum, forthcoming.

Vaquera, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Aranda and Isabel Sousa-Rodriguez.* (2017). “Emotional Challenges of Undocumented Young Adults: Ontological Security, Emotional Capital, and Well-Being.” Social Problems, 64 (2): 298-314.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Fernando Rivera. (2016). "Puerto Rican Families in Central Florida: Prejudice and Discrimination and their Implications for Successful Integration." Women, Gender, and Families of Color.  

Aranda, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Vaquera, and Isabel Sousa-Rodriguez*. (2015). “Personal and Cultural Trauma and the Ambivalent National Identities of Undocumented Young Adults in the U.S.” Journal of Intercultural Studies, DOI:10.1080/07256868.2015.1072906. 

Aranda, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Vaquera. (2015). “Racism, the Immigration Enforcement Regime, and the Implications for Racial Inequality in the Lives of Undocumented Young Adults.” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. Vol. 1 (1): 88-104.

Flores-González, Nilda, Elizabeth Aranda, and Elizabeth Vaquera. (2014). “‘Doing Race:’ Latino Youths’ Racial Identification and the Politics of Racial Exclusion.” American Behavioral Scientist, 58 (14): 1834-1851.

Vaquera, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Aranda. (2011). “The Multiple Dimensions of Transnationalism: Examining their Relevance to Subjective Well-being.” Journal of Social Research & Policy, 2 (2): 47-72.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Vaquera. (2011). “Unwelcomed Immigrants: Experiences with Immigration Officials and Attachment to the U.S.” Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 27: 299-321.

Eitle, Tamela McNulty, Ana-María González Wahl and Elizabeth Aranda. (2009). “Acculturation and Alcohol Use among Latina/o Adolescents.”  Social Science Research, 38: 732-742.

Aranda, Elizabeth. (2008). “Class Origins, Modes of Incorporation, and Pathways into the Puerto Rican Transnational Middle Class.” American Behavioral Scientist, November, 52 (3): 426-456.

Aranda, Elizabeth. (2007). “Struggles of Incorporation among the Puerto Rican Middle Class. The Sociological Quarterly, 48 (2): 199-228.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Guillermo Rebollo-Gil*. (2004). Ethnoracism and the “Sandwiched” Minorities.” American Behavioral Scientist, March, 47 (7): 910-927.

Aranda, Elizabeth. (2003). “Global Care Work and Gendered Constraints: The Case of Puerto Rican Transmigrants.” Gender & Society, 17 (4): 609-626.

 

Book Chapters:

Aranda, Elizabeth. (2009). “Puerto Rican Migration and Settlement in South Florida: Ethnic Identities and Transnational Spaces.” Pp. 111-130, In Ana Margarita Cervantes-Rodríguez, Ramón Grosfoguel and Eric Mielants (Co-Eds.), Caribbean Migration to Western Europe and the United States: Essays on Incorporation, Identity, and Citizenship. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Aranda, Elizabeth, Rosa Chang* and Elena Sabogal. (2009). “Racializing Miami: Immigrant Latinos and Colorblind Racism in the Global City.” Pp. 149-165 in José A. Cobas, Jorge Duany, and Joe Feagin (Co-Eds.) How the United States Racializes Latinos: White Hegemony and its Consequences. Boulder CO: Paradigm Publishers.

 

Edited Collections:

Co-editor of special issue with C. Menjívar and K. Donato. (2014). Spillover Effects of Immigration Enforcement in Local Contexts. American Behavioral Scientist. Vol. 58 (13).

- Co-author of the introductory article: Aranda, Elizabeth, Cecilia Menjívar, and Katharine Donato. (2014). “The Spillover Consequences of an Enforcement-First U.S. Immigration Regime.” American Behavioral Scientist. Vol. 58 (13): 1687-1695.

Co-editor of special issue with E. Vaquera and R. Gonzales (2014). Latino/a Incorporation into U.S. institutions. American Behavioral Scientist, 58 (14).

- Co-author of the introductory article: Vaquera, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Aranda, and Roberto Gonzales. (Forthcoming 2014). Latino/a Incorporation: Navigating through Spaces of Liminality. American Behavioral Scientist. Vol. 58 (14): 1823-1833.

 

Book Reviews: 

Aranda, Elizabeth. (2018). Review of “On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of U.S.-Mexico Migration.” By Filiz Garip. American Journal of Sociology, forthcoming.

Aranda, Elizabeth. (2014). Review of“Race Migrations: Latinos and the Cultural Transformation of Race.” By Wendy Roth. Ethnic and Racial Studies. Vol. 37 (5): 848-849.

Aranda, Elizabeth. (2013). Review of “Intercultural Couples: Crossing Boundaries, Negotiating Differences.” By Jill Bystydzienski. Ethnic and Racial Studies. Vol. 36 (1): 230-231.

Aranda, Elizabeth. (2004). “The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move: Identities on the Island and in the United States.” By Jorge Duany. Latino Studies, Vol. 2 (1): 125-127.

 

Miscellaneous: 

Aranda, Elizabeth. (2017). “Response to Valdez and Golash-Boza.” Ethnic and Racial Studies, forthcoming.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Isabel Sousa-Rodriguez*. “Immigration Reform will Save Lives.” www.cnn.com/2014/11/18/opinion/aranda-sousa-immigration-reform/, November 18, 2014.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Vaquera. “Lawmakers can give Dreamers Chance at Higher-Ed Success.” Orlando Sentinel, May 1, 2014.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Lost Investments—Wasted Talent.” Letter of the Day, The Tampa Tribune, April 30, 2014.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “GOP Still Not in Tune With Latinos” Op-Ed, The Lakeland Ledger, April 16, 2013.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Latino Swing Voters and Higher Ed.” Op-Ed, Tampa Tribune, February 27, 2012.  

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Poor and Homeless in Miami.” Op-Ed, Miami Herald, February 7, 2007.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Let poor workers unionize to attain American Dream.” Op-Ed, Miami Herald, April 18, 2006. 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Global Achievement Award for International Research, Honorable Mention, University of South Florida, 2015 

Hispanic Pathways Award, University of South Florida, 2015

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of South Florida, 2012

Professor of the Year 2008 Award, Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc., Epsilon Chapter, USF

“Nuestro Amigo” Award, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, September, 2004

Latino Studies Dissertation Award, Latin American Studies Association, March, 2003

Temple University, Future Faculty Fellowship, 1997-2001

Grinter Award, University of Florida, 1995-1997

Kane Sociology Award, Saint Joseph's University, 1995

 

GRANTS: 

External Funding:

NSF (SBE) PD 98-1331

“Ontological Security in Uncertain Times: Legal Status and the Social and Emotional Well-Being of Undocumented Young Adults.” $357,678

Co-PIs: Elizabeth Aranda, Heide Castaneda, and Elizabeth Vaquera

Under Review

 

NSF (SBE) PD 98-1331

“Immigrant Transnationalism and Modes of Incorporation.” May 2008-April 2010 PI: Elizabeth Aranda

CoPI: Elizabeth Vaquera, Elena Sabogal

$161,000 Total Direct and Indirect Costs

 

Faculty Participant, (2005-07) “SBE Collaborative Program: Atlantic Coast Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Alliance.”

Principal Investigator Steven G. Ullman (NSF SES-0548909) $190,000 Total Direct Costs.

  

USF: 

Faculty International Travel Grant, USF Internal Awards, 2017

$1,753

Research and Development Award, College of Arts & Sciences, 2013-2014

“Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami: Immigration and the Rise of a Global City.” $1,500

ResearchOne, Conference Support Grant, 2013

$1,000

USF World, Conference Support Grant, 2013

$1,000

USF Internal Awards, Travel Grant, 2013

$1,000

 International Travel Grant Award, College of Arts & Sciences, 2012

$1,500

 Conference Support Grant, USF Internal Awards, 2012-13

Amount Awarded: $9,964

Research and Development Award, College of Arts & Sciences, 2011-2012

“Latino/a Immigrants and Integration in Central Florida.”

Amount awarded: $4,736

Mini-Grant award Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2010-12

“Latino/a Immigrants and the Color Line in the South.”  $2,812

 

University of Miami: 

College of Arts and Sciences—Small Grant Award, 2004-2005

“The "Other" Latin Americans: Identity, Assimilation, and Well-Being among Transnational Immigrants.”

PIs: Elizabeth Aranda, Elena Sabogal, Sallie Hughes

$24,480

James W. McLamore Summer Award, 2004

$9,300

General Research Support Award, 2004

$3,800

 James W. McLamore Summer Award, 2003

$9,300 

General Research Support Award, 2003

$2,490

 

PRESENTATIONS: 

Invited Lectures and Colloquia:

Invited Speaker, Hispanic Association of Pharmacists-USF Chapter, October 9, 2014.

Invited Speaker, Global Cities Lecture Series, Illinois State University, September 23, 2014.

Invited Panelist, Panel on Globalization, Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, 2014.

Invited Lecture, Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami: Immigration and the Rise of a Global City, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Miami, 2014.

Invited Lecture, Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami: Immigration and the Rise of a Global City, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University, 2014.

Invited Speaker, University of Central Florida Sociology Colloquium Series, 2011.

Invited Speaker, “Our Hispanic Heritage and Latino Future: Challenges and Opportunities for Latin American Studies.” Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies Conference, Ybor City, Florida, 2008.

Guest Speaker, Florida Education Fund, McKnight Fellowship Fall Conference. Nov. 10, 2006.

“Bringing Emotions into the study of Transnational Migration.” Invited speaker at “Feeling Politics Colloquium.” Florida International University, 2004.

Panel Member, “The University of Miami: Our Diversity, Challenges, and Strategies for Success.” NCORE 2004 Conference, June 2, 2004, Miami Beach, FL.

 

            Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations: (*Student co-author)

Sousa-Rodriguez*, Isabel, Elizabeth Aranda and Elizabeth Vaquera. “The Paradoxes of DACA: Challenges for Young Undocumented Immigrant Identities and Belonging.” Russell Sage Foundation, Conference on Undocumented Immigration and the Experience of Illegality. October 2, 2015, New York, NY.

Vaquera, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Aranda and Isabel Sousa-Rodriguez.* “The Emotional Wellbeing of Undocumented 1.5 Immigrants: Ontological Insecurity and Strategies for Resilience.” Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, August 2015. 

Vaquera, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Aranda. “Moving Up and Down the Ladder: Perceived Social Mobility and Emotional Dispositions among South Florida’s Immigrants. Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, PR, 2015.

Aranda, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Vaquera, and Isabel Sousa-Rodriguez*. “What Does it Mean to Be an American? Undocumented Youth’s Identities and Perceptions of Belonging.” Paper presented at the 5th Conference on Immigration to the U.S. South, University of Florida, October 24, 2014.

Sousa-Rodriguez, Isabel*, Crystal Valentin*, Jena Keenan*, and Elizabeth Aranda. Undocumented Immigrant Youth: Identity Negotiations, Feelings of Belonging, and Emotional Well-being.” Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, 2014.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Vaquera. “Symbolic and Social Boundaries among Contemporary Immigrants: Implications for Racism and Discrimination in South Florida.” Annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York City, 2013.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Fernando I. Rivera. “Puerto Rican Families in Central Florida.” Presented at the Ninth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, Florida International University, 2013.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Vaquera. “Immigration, Legal Exclusion and Racialization in the United States.” Presented at the British Association for American Studies, Exeter, England, 2013.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Transnational Racial Meanings and Racial Ideologies in Miami.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Denver, CO, 2012.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Fernando Rivera. “Latino/a Incorporation in Central Florida.” Presented at the Siglo XXI: Forging the Future of Latinos in a Time of Crisis. Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) Fourth Biennial Conference, CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, 2012.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Vaquera. “Perceived Discrimination and Immigrant Family Dynamics.” Presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Las Vegas, 2011.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Vaquera. “Immigrants’ Experiences with Immigration Authorities and their attachments to the U.S.” Presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010 

Huff, Ryan*, Elizabeth Vaquera and Elizabeth Aranda. “Emotional Well-being and Depression among South Florida Immigrants.” Presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010.

Vaquera, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Aranda. “Criminalizing Borderlands: Determinants of Immigrants’ Experiences with Immigration Officials.” Presented at Connecticut College’s Conference on Undocumented Hispanic Migration, October, 2009.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Elizabeth Vaquera. “The Hidden Dimensions of Transnationalism: Examining their Extent and Impact on Emotional Well-being.” Presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, 2009.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Racial Context of Reception and Puerto Rican Settlement in South Florida.” Presented at the Puerto Rican Studies Association meetings, San Juan, 2008.

Belgrave, Linda, Elizabeth Aranda, and Mark Frezzo. “Social Movement Unionism in a Right to Work [for less] State: The University of Miami Janitors' Strike.” Presented at the annual meetings of the Southern Sociological Society, 2008. 

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Puerto Ricans in South Florida: the Importance of Transnational Social Spaces.” Presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, New York City, 2007.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Rosa Chang*. “Latino Immigration, Race Relations, Inequalities, and the Global City.” Invited presentation, Eastern Sociological Society, 2007.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Class Origins, Modes of Incorporation, and Pathways into the Transnational Middle Class.” Presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2006.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Changing Ethnic Landscapes in South Florida.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2006.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Transcultural Embeddedness and Latin American Transnational Migrations.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, 2005. 

Aranda, Elizabeth and Elena Sabogal. “Transnational Capital and Emotional Livelihoods.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Las Vegas, 2004.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Emotional Adaptation: Bringing Emotions into the study of Transnational Migration” Presented at the annual meetings of the American Sociological Association, Atlanta, 2003.

Aranda, E. and Guillermo Rebollo-Gil*. “Ethnoracism: Profiling the ‘Sandwiched’ Minorities.” Presented at the annual meetings of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, 2003.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “‘Me Regreso:’ Return Migration to Puerto Rico.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, 2001.

Zsembik, Barbara and Elizabeth Aranda. “Perceptions of Nursing Homes Among Older Puerto Ricans.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, 2000.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Sherri Grasmuck. “The Impact of Social Capital upon the Participation of Dominican Women and Men in the Informal Economy.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, 1999.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “How do Race, Class, and Gender Interlock? Examining the Work Experiences of Puerto Rican Women in Cross-Cultural Settings.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, 1998.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Attitudes toward Gender Roles: Race, Ethnic, Class, and Gender Variations.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, 1998.

Aranda, Elizabeth and Annette Lareau. “Using Computers for Data Analysis: QSRNudist.”  Presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Philadelphia, 1998.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “The Life Experiences of Puerto Rican Women: An Ethnographic Study of the Influences of Race, Social Class, and Gender.” Presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1997.

Aranda, Elizabeth. “Puerto Ricans' Experiences with Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Discrimination.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, 1997.

 

Discussions

“Go Public!”: A How-To Guide for Getting Your Research Off the Shelf and Into the Public Discourse, USF Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships, March 15, 2015.

Author Meets Critic Panel, Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami: Immigration and the Rise of a Global City, Southern Sociological Society Annual Meetings, April 2014.

Invited Discussant, Panel on “Puerto Ricans Here and There.” Puerto Rican Studies Association Conference, SUNY Albany, 2012.

Invited Critic, Author meets Critic Session, Lin, Jan. Urban Ethnic Places: Cultural Heritage and Community Life. Southern Sociological Society, New Orleans, 2012.

Invited Discussant, Panel on “Transnational Lives among Latin American Immigrants” at the annual meetings of the Latin American Studies Association in Las Vegas, 2004.

Invited Discussant, Panel on Ecuadorian Migration, Conference on South American Migration, University of Miami, 2004.

 

TEACHING

Undergraduate courses:

Introduction to Sociology; Social Problems; Sociology of Families; Race and Ethnic Minorities; Sociology of Gender Roles; Contemporary Latin American Societies; U.S. Latinos; U.S. Immigration; Contemporary Racism and Immigration; Latina/o Lives; Immigrants to America; Sociology Research Experience. 

Graduate courses:

Immigration and Transnationalism; Immigration, Gender and Transnationalism; Race and Immigration; Immigrant Communities; Race and Ethnicity.

Ph.D. Dissertation Committees

Sociology:

Chair: M. Ippolito, H. Khoshneviss, E. Withers

Member: P. Mehta, H. Dotson, J. Bailey

Public Health: M. Detres

Anthropology: C. Radwan, R. Villamar, C. Bahamondes

Government and International Affairs: K. Katalova

Committees outside of USF:

H. Lv, R. Chang, M. Hernández, A. Peguero, F. Pérez, University of Miami

Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam Committees

Sociology:

            Chair:  M. Ippolito, P. Casey, H. Khoshneviss, E. Withers, P.  Mehta, H. Dotson

Public Health: M. Detres

Anthropology: C. Radwan, C. Bahamondes

Government and International Affiars: K. Catalonia

Committees outside of USF:

Chair: R. Chang, C. Vincent, University of Miami

Member: J.L. Skaife, University of California, Irvine; H. Lv, A. Greene, A. Panicker, University of Miami

M.A. Thesis Committees  

Sociology:

Chair: D. Briggs, L. Gibson, A. Gregory, G. Mills, H. Telus, M. Duenas

Member: K. Robison, H. Ross, P. Mehta  

Committees outside of USF:

Chair: B. Hafemeister, University of Miami

Member: V. Murthi, C. Mondejar, A. Levy, V. Koneru, E. Duarte, M. Beazley, A. Atwell, University of Miami

B.A. Thesis Commitees

Sociology:

Chair: I. Sousa-Rodriguez, M. Klammer

Member: V. Etienne

Committees outside of USF:

Chair: A. Edun, University of Miami

Member: T. Linares, S. Perry, University of Miami

 

SERVICE

Professional Service:

Committee member, Puerto Rican Studies Association, Book Award, 2016.

Committee member, International Migration Section (ASA) Award for Public Sociology in International Migration, 2015.

Organizer of panels on “Globalization and Transnationalism” for Annual Meetings of the Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, 2014.

Conference Organizer. “Latino Communities in Old and New Destinations: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Assessing the Impact of Legal Reforms.” Conference held in St. Petersburg, FL November 8, 2013.

Council Member, Latino Sociology Section, American Sociological Association, 2010-13.

Panel Organizer, Latino Sociology Section, American Sociological Association annual meetings in New York City, 2013.

Roundtable Organizer, Latino Sociology Section, American Sociological Association annual meetings in Denver, 2012.

Panel Organizer, Race and Ethnic Minorities Section, American Sociological Association annual meetings in Boston, August 1-4, 2008.

Judge, Latino Studies Dissertation Award, Latin American Studies Association, 2004.

 

Editorial Responsibilities: 

Editorial Board Member: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Reviewer for the following journals: American Sociological Review, Journal of Family Issues, Sociological Inquiry, Sociological Focus, Latino Studies, International Migration, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, The Sociological Quarterly, Latino Research and Review, CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Sociological Compass, Qualitative Sociology, Migration Studies, Gender & Society, International Migration Review, Social Problems, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.

Reviewer for the following presses: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Pine Forge Press, University of California Press

Reviewer for funding agencies: National Science Foundation

 

Department of Sociology, USF

Search Committees:

Chair:

Sociology and ISLAC Joint Position, 2011-2012

Post-doctoral fellow, 2009-2010

Permanent Instructor, 2007-2009 

Member:

Sustainable Community, 2007-09

Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2010-2012

Other Committee Memberships:

Executive Committee, 2011-2013

Ad-Hoc Research merit reform committee, 2011-2012

Graduate Committee, Department of Sociology, 2007-2008; 2009-2011

College of Arts & Sciences, USF

Chair:

Faculty Development Committee, 2010-2011

Member:

Committee on Staffing Efficiencies, 2013-2014

Faculty Development Committee, 2011-2012

University

Member:

Quality Enhancement Project (QEP) Steering committee, 2013-2015

Faculty Committee on the Academic Success of Student-Athletes (FCASSA), 2011-2015

Patel Center Faculty Advisory Board, 2009-2011

 

Guest Lectures 

Guest lecturer, Interdisciplinary Proseminar, 2010, 2011.

Lecture on immigration and emotional well-being, Seminar on Immigrants and Health, Department of Anthropology, 2009.

Invited Speaker, Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2008.

Guest Speaker, Department of Sociology, University of Miami Teaching Seminar, 2005, 2006.

Moderator and guest lecturer for Hispanic Heritage Forum: Latino 101, 2003, 2004, 2006.

Lecture on Puerto Rican settlement in Miami, Graduate Seminar on Caribbean Insularism, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, October 20, 2004.

Transnational Capital and Emotional Livelihoods. Paper presented as part of the Department of Sociology’s Colloquium Series, October 21, 2004.

Moderator for SABOR (Puerto Rican Student Association) Discussion on the political status of Puerto Rico, 2003.

Lecture on Recent trends in Immigration. Seminar on Reporting and Newswriting, Master’s Program in Journalism, School of Communication, November, 2003.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:

Executive Board Membership:

Hispanic Services Council, Tampa, 2012-2013

Interviews with news outlets and research quoted in news:

Quoted in article, “Major Hispanic population growth on Treasure Coast” Treasure Coast Palm Newspaper, on growth of the Latino population, November 15. 2015.

Interviewed for Bay News 9 segment on unaccompanied minors crossing the border, August 6, 2014.

Interviewed for Bay News 9 news on immigration, July 11, 2014.

Invited Commentator for BBC Coverage of Presidential Elections, USF Election Watch, 2012.

Quoted in the Orlando Sentinel about Puerto Ricans’ feelings of racial exclusion, October 28, 2012.

Quoted in the Tampa Tribune about immigrant diversity in suburban Tampa, April 13, 2011.

Interviewed for USF News about research regarding immigrants and their attachment to the U.S.; Quoted in USF News, CAS News, and TBO.com, August 2010.

Interviewed for local ABC news affiliate on the use of E-Verify to stop undocumented migration, 2010.

Quoted in the World of Westchase on the importance of fathers in children’s lives, May 2010.

Interviewed for Current TV regarding Tom Tancredo’s comments about Miami’s high rate of immigration, January 12, 2007. 

Interviewed for Miami Herald News, WLRN on InterAmerican Development Bank study on immigrant remittances, October 19, 2006.

Interviewed for Univision regarding UM Janitor Strike, April 13, 2006.

Quoted in Miami Herald regarding Miami’s low level of support for immigrant rights, “Miami’s unique status affects levels of support” April 11, 2006.

Interviewed for UMTV regarding the influence of Spanish language on the non-Spanish speaking population of Miami.

Quoted in Miami Herald regarding UM Janitor Strike, March 2, 2006.

Quoted in Miami Herald regarding race in Latin America, November 16, 2003.

Interview for Telemundo Internacional on Latinos in Higher Education, September, 2002.

 

Community Forums:

Book Presentation, “Making a Life in Multiethnic Miami: Immigration and the Rise of a Global City.” Books & Books, Coral Gables, 2014.

Blogger for USF on point blog, “Relative silence on immigration, perhaps in the hopes that immigrants will “self-deport,” reveals contradictions in Republican platform.” 2012.

Book Presentation, “Emotional Bridges to Puerto Rico: Migration, Return Migration, and the Struggles of Incorporation.” Books & Books, Coral Gables, 2006.

Guest Speaker, “Teach-in” on the Janitors’ Strike, University of Miami, 2006.

Invited Panel Member, Racism and September 11th. University of Florida, 2002.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

American Sociological Association

Latin American Studies Association

Puerto Rican Studies Association

Southern Sociological Society

ISLAC Migration and Diasporas Interdisciplinary Research Group, University of South Florida, 2010-2012

Advisory Board Member, Center for the Studies of the Americas, University of Miami 2003-2007

Center for Latin American Studies, University of Miami, Immigration Interdisciplinary Research Group 2002-2007

 

CONSULTING:

Expert Witness, State of Florida v. Thomas Woodel: Prepared report on the prevalence of Latino Spanish-speaking citizens in Polk County, FL, who are eligible to serve as jurors.