I am an associate professor of sociology born and raised on Chicago’s northwest side. I received my PhD from Brown University, my MA from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and my BA from Northeastern Illinois University. Before coming to Berkeley in Fall 2022, I taught sociology and Latina/o studies at Northwestern University.
My current research focuses on the following: 1) the afterlives of Puerto Rican diasporic anticolonialism and state repression; 2) the transformation of demographic imaginaries and contemporary population politics; 3) the racialization of political trust; and 4) the epistemic and methodological foundations of Du Boisian sociology. In addition, I am actively involved in the building of a Puerto Rican-focused community archive in Humboldt Park, Chicago.
Rodríguez-Muñiz, Michael. 2021. Figures of the Future: Latino Civil Rights and the Politics of Demographic Change. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
- Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award, Sociology of Population Section of the American Sociological Association, 2023
- Winner of the Mary Douglas Book Prize, Culture Section of the American Sociological Association, 2022
- Co-Winner of the Best Book Award, Latino/a Section of the American Sociological Association, 2022
- Honorable Mention for the Charles Tilly Distinguished Book Award, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association, 2022
RECENT ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Díaz McConnell, Eileen and Rodríguez-Muñiz, Michael. 2023. “Between Demographic Optimism and Pessimism? Exploring ‘Neither Good nor Bad’ Responses about Future Ethnoracial Diversification Among U.S. Whites.” Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 20(1): 163-190.
de Leon, Cedric and Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz. 2022. “The Political Sociology of W.E.B. Du Bois.” in The Oxford Handbook of W.E.B. Du Bois, edited by Aldon Morris, Walter Allen, Karida Brown, Dan Green, Marcus Anthony Hunter, Cheryl Johnson-Odim, and Michael Schwartz. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Mora, G. Cristina, Julie Dowling, and Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz. 2021. “‘Mostly Rich White Men, Nothing in Common’: Latino Views on Political (Under)Representation in the Trump Era.” American Behavioral Scientist 65(1): 1180-1192.
Rodríguez-Muñiz, Michael. 2020. “Towards a Political Sociology of Demography.” Pp. 384-407 in The New Handbook of Political Sociology: States, Parties, Movements, Citizenship and Globalization, edited by Thomas Janoski, Cedric de Leon, Joya Misra, and Isaac Martin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.