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Paloma Villegas

Paloma Villegas

Associate Professor


Associate Professor
Office Phone(909) 537-7721
Office LocationSB-431


Paloma E. Villegas was born in Mexico and migrated to California as a child. She is a first-generation college student and immigrant. In addition to researching and teaching at the intersection fo Migration, Citizenship, Borders, Race, and Gender, she also engages in artistic practices including painting, sculpture, and poetry. 


PhD, Sociology in Education, University of Toronto, 2012

M.A. Women Studies, San Francisco State University, 2006


Qualitative Analysis and Field Research 

Borders, Knowledges, and Identities 

Citizenship, Status, and Inequality

Sociology of Migration 

Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Sociology of Sex and Gender