October 2021 Department News and Publications

Departmental News

Posted: Oct 08, 2021 - 12:00am


Phillip B. Gonzales, Renato Rosaldo and Mary Louise Pratt, published an edited volume entitled Trumpism, Mexican  America and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press (A School of Advanced Research Publication). The book includes a chapter written by Phillip B. Gonzales entitled “Meta-Violence, Expulsive Nationalism, and Trumpism’s Crackdown on Mexican America.” in the edited book, Trumpism, Mexican America and the Struggle for Latinx Citizenship.

Maricarmen Hernandez and co-authors Samuel Law, and Javier Auyero published an article in Qualitative Sociology titled "How do the Urban Poor Survive? A Comparative Ethnography of Subsistence Strategies in Argentina, Ecuador, and Mexico.” 

Owen Whooley and Kristin Barker published an article in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, titled "Uncertain and under Quarantine: Toward a Sociology of Medical Ignorance." The article is part of a special issue on Findings, Challenges, and Future Directions in Medical Sociology.  


Public engagement, public-facing scholarship, and news coverage  

Elizabeth Korver-Glenn published an op-ed this month in Bloomberg CityLab titled  "How a Hot Housing Market Exacerbates Inequality."  

Nancy López was quoted about "street race" as a value-added measure for equity in Hansi Lo Wang's article, “The 2nd-Largest Racial Group In The U.S. Is 'Some Other Race.' Most Are Latino” on the 2020 Census race and ethnicity data, National Public Radio (NPR.org) on September 30, 2021. The radio report was broadcast on NPR’s Weekend Edition, October 3, 2021.

Nancy López moderated a panel entitled, "Latinidad in 2021: Conversations on Identity, Rights, and Leadership" at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute on September 21, 2021. 

Howard Waitzkin, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, published an article in the September issue of Monthly Review entitled “COVID-19 in the Two Koreas.”

Howard Waitzkin gave an invited concluding plenary presentation, “COVID-19: Moving the Narrative, and the Struggle, Upstream,” at the annual general meeting (this year hybrid, based in London) of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE).  

Howard Waitzkin gave an interview for the series, "Public Health Biographies," which “explores the lives and especially the professional trajectories of persons who have left outstanding imprints and lasting footprints for future scholars in public health,” organized and broadcast from the Global Institute of Public Health in Kerala, India. 

Eli Wilson’s book Front of the House, Back of the House was selected as the "common book" for all of Furman University's Intro to Sociology sections (20 sections, 400+ students). As part of this Eli will give an invited talk on Furman's campus in the spring 2022. 


Grants and Scholarships  

Elizabeth Korver-Glen and Maricarmen Hernandez both received support from UNM’s WeR1 funding, which provides a course buy-out for faculty (particularly early career/pre-tenure faculty) to facilitate research productivity in response to COVID-related research interruptions.  


Alumni News 

Chalane Lechuga,, who received her PhD in 2010, was named director of Faculty Diversity Research and Development at Metro State University, Denver, where she is currently an Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies. She will work with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to develop, implement, and collaborate on programs that support professional development.