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, immigration, and culture. Her forthcoming book, Making HIspanics, will be published by the University of Chicago Press and provides a socio-historical account of the emergence and diffusion of the “Hispanic/Latino” panethnic category in the United States. She is currently working on two new projects. The first examines how national Latino political organizations in the United States and Spain develop and implement panethnic agendas. The second assesses clinical studies to explore how immigration changes the discourse about race and medicine in the North America, Europe, and Asia. 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 is forthcoming or has been published in venues like the American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latino Studies, and Poetics.
2014 Making HIspanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed a New American University of Chicago Press (Februrary)
Articles and Chapters
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)
2012 “Jesus Was Also an Immigrant’: Civic Voluntarism and Perceptions of Social Responsibility among Latino Immigrant Pentecostals” in Blessing La Politica: the Latino Religious Experience and Civic Engagement in the United States ed. Carlos Vargas and Anthony Stevens-Arroyo, New York: Praeger
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