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
SOCY 6121 - Qualitative Methods
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.