G Cristina Mora

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Associate Professor
Research Interests: 
Culture, Race and Ethnicity, Organizations, Immigration, Religion
498 Barrows
Curriculum Vitae: 

G. Cristina Mora completed her B.A. in Sociology at UC Berkeley in 2003 and earned her PhD in Sociology from Princeton University in 2009. Before returning to Cal, she was a Provost Postdoctoral Scholar in Sociology at the University of Chicago.

Professor Mora’s research focuses mainly on questions of racial and ethnic categorization, organizations, and immigration. Her book, Making Hispanics, was published in 2014 by the University of Chicago Press and provides a socio-historical account of the rise of the “Hispanic/Latino” panethnic category in the United States. This work, along with related articles, has received wide recognition, including the 2010 Best Dissertation Award and the 2018 Early Career Award (SREM) from the American Sociological Association.

She is currently working on two new projects. The first uses original survey and interview data to examine contemporary racial politics across California’s red and blue regions. The second examines racial and immigration politics in Spain, which represents one of Western Europe’s more progressive immigration regimes. In addition, Professor Mora’s research also focuses on immigrant religion and civic participation. Her work has been published in venues like the American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latino Studies, and the Du Bois Review.

Representative Publications: 



 2014 Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats and Media Constructed a New American University of Chicago



2018. "Local Context, Networks, and Organizational Autonomy: Latino Civic Live in Madrid and Barcelona Compared" Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

2017. "Political Parties, Immigration, and Panethnicity; Latino Coalitions in Barcelona" Du Bois Review

2017. "Different Contexts, Different Patterns? Latina Immigrant Fertility in Spain and the US" International Migration (with J. Fernandez and M. Torre)

2017. "Latinos, Race, and the American Future" New Labor Forum  Spring (with M. Rodriguez)

2014 "Cross-field Effects and Ethnic Classification: the Institutionalization of Hispanic Panethnicity" American Sociological Review (April)

2014. "Panethnicity" Annual Review of Sociology (with D. Okamoto)

2013 “Religion and the Organizational Context of Immigrant Civic Participation: Mexican Catholicism in the US” Ethnic and Racial Studies 36(11)

2011 “State Regulation and Immigrant Media: How the FCC Channeled Spanish Language Television 1960-1990” Latino Studies  v. 9(3)

2008 “Marketing the ‘Health and Wealth Gospel’ Across National Borders: Evidence from Brazil and the United States” Poetics 36:5-6 p.404-20

2008 “Latino Immigrant Educational Success: A Response to the No Margin for Error Report” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 620