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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 recently published a co-authored book, Durable Ethnicity, which examines various dimensions of the Mexican American experience, including ethnic and national identity construction, language use, and political views. Her prior book, Land of the Cosmic Race, examines how national ideologies in Mexico influence Mexicans’ understandings of racism, race mixture, racial identity, and blackness. Dr. Sue has also been involved in a project which focuses on how immigration policies and other factors affect the decision-making process of Mexican migrants. She was 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, Latinxs, Latin America, Mexican Americans, assimilation


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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 6951 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
  • SOCY 7171 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.


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