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Sue, Christina Alicia Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Sue’s research focuses on the areas of race, ethnicity, and immigration, with a regional focus on the United States and Latin America. She has published a book focusing on how national ideologies in Mexico influence Mexicans’ understandings of racism, race mixture, racial identity, and blackness. She recently completed co-authored book manuscript which examines various dimensions of the Mexican American experience, including ethnic identity construction, language use, and political views. Dr. Sue is also involved in a project which focuses on how immigration policies and other factors affect the decision-making process of Mexican migrants. She is also part of an international team of researchers based in Latin America who have designed and implemented a comparative survey on racial attitudes in Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru, and is leading a team on the study of Afro-Mexicans as part of that project.


  • Race and ethnic relations, Racial and ethnic identities, Immigration, National Ideologies, Latinos, Latin America


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courses taught

  • SOCY 1021 - United States Race and Ethnic Relations
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020
    An examination of race and minority problems in U.S. society, including the psychological, social, and cultural sources of prejudice and discrimination.
  • SOCY 6121 - Qualitative Methods
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Training in the systematic observation of people in situations, finding them where they are, staying with them in a role acceptable to them that allows intimate observations of behavior. Students report their findings in ways useful to social science but not harmful to those observed.
  • SOCY 6841 - Guided Research in Sociology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.
  • SOCY 7171 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.


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