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 culture. Her dissertation, De Muchos, Uno: the Institutionalization of Latino Panethnicity, won the 2010 ASA Distinguished Dissertation Award, and provides a socio-historical account of the emergence and diffusion of a “Hispanic/Latino” panethnic category in the United States. She is currently developing this project into a book manuscript, and plans to use some of the insight gleaned on racial/ethnic classification to shed new light on the production of medical and scientific knowledge. In addition, Professor Mora’s research on culture focuses on immigrant religion, as well as on the diffusion of Pentecostalism in Latin America. Her work has been published in venues like Poetics, Latino Studies, and Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science as well as edited volumes.
Work in Progress
Mora, G. Cristina De Muchos, Uno: the Institutionalization of Latino Panethnicity – Book Manuscript (In Progress)
Mora, G. Cristina “The Institutionalization of Latino Panethnicity in the United States: Relay Effects and Interdependent Organizational Change”
Published Articles and Chapters
Mora, G. Cristina in press “Religion and the Organizational Context of Immigrant Civic Participation: Mexican Catholicism in the United States” Ethnic and Racial Studies
Mora, G. Cristina 2011 “State Regulation and Immigrant Media: How the FCC Channeled Spanish Language Television 1960-1990” Latino Studies v. 9:3
Mora, G. Cristina 2011 “‘Jesus Was Also an Immigrant’: Civic Voluntarism and Perceptions of Social Responsibility among Latino Immigrant Pentecostals” in Bendicion Politics: Latino Religion and Political Participation ed. Carlos Vargas and Anthony Stevens-Arroyo, Washington DC: Georgetown University Press (Forthcoming, Fall)
Mora, G. Cristina 2008.“Marketing the ‘Health and Wealth Gospel’ Across National Borders: Evidence from Brazil and the United States” Poetics 36:5-6 p.404-20
Mora, G. Cristina 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
For a complete list of publications please see the Curriculum Vitae