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Cecilia Menjivar

Biography

 

Professor, School of Social and Family Dynamics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Education

California-Davis, 1992

Core Scholarly Themes

Family Dynamics/Race, Ethnicity, Migration

Research Interests

Cecilia Menjivar's research focuses on the effects of macrostructural processes on individuals' lives and actions. Specifically, she examines the social worlds of individuals who live in hostile and violent environments. In her research such adverse contexts result from different forms of exclusion-legal, social, economic-as well as from institutional, symbolic, and political forms of violence.

Menjivar's research interests can be summarized in two areas. The first focuses on U.S.-bound migration. She has been studying the effects of legal, social and economic exclusion on different spheres of social life among immigrants, such as social networks, family, gender relations, religious participation, and transnational ties, focusing primarily on Central American immigrants in the United States. Also, she has been examining the militarization of the U.S. border and its effects for the immigrants who cross it (or perish in attempts to do so).

Her second site of research interest lies in Latin America, with special attention to Central America. Here she is interested in the effects of structural adjustments on daily life, as seen through the lens of gender. She is also interested in issues of state terror in the region, highlighting the political aspect of world systemic relations. Based on fieldwork she undertook in Guatemala, Menjivar has been writing about the effects that multiple forms of violence-institutional, political, gender, symbolic-have on the social worlds (i.e., gender relations, family, networks, work and religion) of Ladinas and indigenous women.

Publications
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Immigration Law Beyond Borders: Externalizing and Internalizing Border Controls in an Era of Securitization.". Annual Review of Law and Social Science (2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "The "Poli-Migra": Multi-layered legislation, enforcement practices, And What We Can Kearn about and from Today’s Approaches.". American Behavioral Scientist (2014).
  • Elizabeth Aranda, Cecilia Menjívar and Katharine M. Donato. "The Spillover Consequences of an Enforcement-First U.S. Immigration Regime.". American Behavioral Scientist (2014).
  • Jennifer Arney and Cecilia Menjivar. "Medicalization of Emotionality in DTCA: Techniques Used to Expand the Antidepressant Market.". Sociological Inquiry (2014).
  • Silvia Dominguez and Cecilia Menjívar. "Beyond Individual and Visible Acts of Violence: A Framework to Examine the Lives of Women in Low-Income Neighborhoods.". Women's Studies International Forum (2014).
  • Victor Agadjanian, Evgenia Gorina, and Cecilia Menjívar. "Economic Incorporation, Civil Inclusion, and Social Ties: Plans to Return Home among Central Asian Migrant Women in Moscow, Russia.". International Migration Review (2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Eterna Violencia: Vidas de las mujeres ladinas en Guatemala. (2014).
  • . . Review of: Intimate Migrations: Gender, Family, and Illegality Among Transnational Mexicans (2014).
  • . . Review of: The Militarization of Childhood: Thinking Beyond the Global South (2014).
  • Bruce Rogers and Cecilia Menjívar. "Simulating the Social Networks and Interactions of Poor Immigrants.". Mixed Methods Social Networks Research: Design and Applications (2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Implementing a Multilayered Immigration System: The Case of Arizona.". Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Immigration (2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Sociology: Central America.". Handbook of Latin American Studies (2014).
  • Cecilia Menjívar & Susan Coutin. "Challenges of Recognition, Participation and Representation for the Legally Liminal.". Migration, Gender and Social Justice (2014).
  • . "Spillover Effects of Immigration Enforcement in Local Contexts.". (2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Enduring Violence.". (2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Reflecting on Enduring Violence.". (2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Central America: Gender and Migration. Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (2013).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Migration. Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration (2013).
  • Cecilia Menjívar. Immigrant Workers. Sage Encyclopedia of Work (2013).
  • Cecilia Menjívar. Salvadorans. ABC-Clio Encyclopedia of American Immigration (2013).
  • Carlos Santos and Cecilia Menjívar. Youth’s Perspective on Senate Bill 1070 in Arizona: The Socio-economic Effects of Immigration Policy. Association of Mexican-American Educators (AMAE) Journal (2013).
  • Cecilia Menjívar. Central American Immigrant Workers and Legal Violence in Phoenix, Arizona. Latino Studies (2013).
  • Cecilia Menjívar and Olivia Salcido. Gendered Paths to Legal Status: The Case of Latin American Immigrants in Phoenix, Arizona. Special Report. Immigration Policy Center, American Immigration Council, Washington, DC: (2013).
  • Zeynep Kiliç and Cecilia Menjívar. Fluid Adaptation of Contested Identities: Second Generation Turks in Germany and the United States. Social Identities (2013).
  • Cecilia Menjivar and Daniel Kanstroom. Constructing Immigrant "Illegality": Critiques, Experiences, and Responses. (2013).
  • . . Review of: Violence Against Latina Immigrants: Citizenship, Inequality, and Community (2013).
  • Carlos Santos, Cecilia Menjívar, and Erin Godfrey. Effects of SB 1070 on Children. Latino Politics and Arizona’s Immigration Law SB 1070 (2013).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Undocumented (or Unauthorized) Immigration. Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies (2013).
  • Cecilia Menjívar and Daniel Kanstroom. Immigrant Illegality: Constructions, Critiques, and Responses. Constructing Immigrant"Illegality": Critiques, Experiences, and Responses (2013).
  • Cecilia Menjívar and Susan Coutin. Challenges of Recognition, Participation and Representation for the Legally Liminal. Migration, Gender and Social Justice (2013).
  • Victor Agadjanian, Cecilia Menjívar and Boaventura Cau. Economic Uncertainties, Social Strains, and HIV Risks: Effects of Male Labor Migration on Rural Women in Mozambique. How Immigrants Impact their Homelands (2013).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. When Immigration Policies Affect Immigrants’ Lives: Commentary. (2013).
  • Aysem R. Senyürekli and Cecilia Menjívar. Turkish Immigrants’ Hopes and Fears Around Return Migration. International Migration (2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Transnational Parenting and Immigration Law: The Case of Central Americans in the United States. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2012).
  • Cecilia Menjívar and Leisy J. Abrego. Legal Violence: Immigration Law and the Lives of Central American Immigrants. American Journal of Sociology (2012).
  • Jørgen Carling, Cecilia Menjívar, and Leah Schmalzbauer. Central Themes in the Study of Transnational Parenthood. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2012).
  • Nels Paulson and Cecilia Menjívar. Religion, the State, and Disaster Relief in the United States and India. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (2012).
  • Olivia Salcido and Cecilia Menjívar. Gendered Paths to Legal Citizenship: The Case of Latin-American Immigrants in Phoenix. Law & Society Review (2012).
  • Tanya Golash-Boza and Cecilia Menjívar. Causes and Consequences of International Migration: Sociological Evidence for the Right to Mobility. The International Journal of Human Rights (2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Violencia en la vida de las mujeres en Guatemala.". Diálogos Interdisciplinarios sobre Violencia Sexual (2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Sociology in Central America. Handbook of Latin American Studies (2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. U.S. Immigration Law, Immigrant Illegality, and Immigration Reform. Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2012 (2012).
  • . Transnational Parenthood. (2012).
  • Cecilia Menjívar. Comment to "Awakening to a Nightmare. (2012).
  • Cecilia Menjívar. "The Power of the Law: Central Americans’ Legality and Everyday Life in Phoenix, Arizona.". Latino Studies (2011).
  • Leisy Abrego and Cecilia Menjívar (alpha order). "Immigrant Latina Mothers as Targets of Legal Violence.". International Journal of Sociology of the Family (2011).
  • Victor Agadjanian and Cecilia Menjívar. Fighting Down the Scourge, Building up the Church: Organizational Constraints in Religious Involvement with HIV/AIDS in Mozambique. Global Public Health (2011).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Enduring Violence: Ladina Womens' Lives in Guatemala. (2011).
  • Rogelio Sáenz, Cecilia Menjívar, and San Juanita Edilia Garcia. "Arizona’s SB 1070: Setting Conditions for Violations of Human Rights Here and Beyond.". Sociology and Human Rights: A Bill of Rights for the Twenty-first Century (2011).
  • Cecilia Menjívar. Immigrants, Immigration, and Sociology: Reflecting on the State of the Discipline. Sociological Inquiry (2010).
  • Lilian Chavez and Cecilia Menjivar. Children without Borders: A Mapping of the Literature on Unaccompanied Migrant Children to the United States. Migraciones Internacionales (2010).
  • Sean McKenzie and Cecilia Menjívar. The Meanings of Migration, Remittances, and Gifts: The views of Honduran Women Who Stay. Global Networks: a Journal of Transnational Affairs (2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Immigrant Art as Liminal Expression: The Case of Central Americans. Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States (2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Latino immigrants, gender and poverty in the United States. The International Handbook on Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Policy (2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Children and Immigration: Historical and Cultural Perspectives. The Child: An Encyclopedic Companion (2009).
  • . . Review of: God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape (2009).
  • . . Review of: God’s Heart Has No Borders: How Religious Activists are Working for Immigrant Rights (2009).
  • . . Review of: Miracle: Faith, Hope, and Meaning of the Undocumented Journey (2009).
  • Cecilia Menjívar and Leisy Abrego. Parents and Children across Borders: Legal Instability and Intergenerational Relations in Guatemalan and Salvadoran Families. Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America (2009).
  • Nestor P. Rodríguez and Cecilia Menjívar. Central American Immigrants and Racialization in a Post-Civil Rights Era. How the United States Racializes Latinos: White Hegemony and its Consequences (2009).
  • Sang Kil, Cecilia Menjívar, and Roxanne Doty. Securing Borders: Patriotism, Vigilantism and the Brutalization of the US American Public. Immigration, Crime, and Justice (2009).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Immigration Reform: A Country Divided, Or a Richer Society?. (2009).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Who Belongs and Why. (2009).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Central Americans. Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 3 vols (2008).
  • Adrian Pantoja, Cecilia Menjívar, and Lisa Magaña. The Spring Marches of 2006: Latinos, Immigration, and Political Mobilization in the 21st Century. American Behavioral Scientist (2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Corporeal Dimensions of Gender Violence: Women’s Self and Body in Eastern Guatemala.". Studies in Social Justice (2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Unaccompanied Migrant Children: A First Step at Mapping What We Know.". FUNDEMEX & ASU's Office of the President (2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Violence and Women’s Lives in Eastern Guatemala: A Conceptual Framework.". Latin American Research Review (2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Educational Hopes, Documented Dreams: Guatemalan and Salvadoran Immigrants’ Legality and Educational Prospects. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Los inmigrantes salvadoreños en "limbo legal" en Estados Unidos. El Faro Académico, El Faro (2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Violence and Women’s Lives in Eastern Guatemala: A Conceptual Framework. WID (Women & International Development) Working Paper Series (2008).
  • Victor Agadjanian and Cecilia Menjívar. Talking through the "Epidemic of the Millennium": Congregation-based informal communication about HIV/AIDS in Mozambique. Social Problems (2008).
  • Havidán Rodríguez, Rogelio Saenz and Cecilia Menjívar. Latinos/as in the United States: Changing the Face of América. (2008).
  • . . Review of: Sacred Assemblies and Civic Engagement: How Religion Matters for America’s Newest Immigrants (2008).
  • Cecilia Menjívar and Rubén G. Rumbaut. Rights of Migrants. The Leading Rogue State: The United States and Human Rights (2008).
  • . The Spring Marches of 2006: Latinos, Immigration, and Political Mobilization in the 21st Century. (2008).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. . The New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965 (2007).
  • . Central Americans. Latinas in the United States: An Historical Encyclopedia, edited by Vicki L. Ruiz and Virginia Sánchez-Korrol (2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Central American Immigrant Women. Latinas in the United States: A Historical Encyclopedia (2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Social Networks. Immigration in America Today: An Encyclopedia (2006).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Family Reorganization in a Context of Legal Uncertainty: Guatemalan and Salvadoran Immigrants in the United States. International Journal of Sociology of the Family (2006).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Liminal Legality: Salvadoran and Guatemalan Immigrants' Lives in the United States. American Journal of Sociology (2006).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Public Religion and Immigration across National Borders. American Behavioral Scientist (2006).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Public Religion and Immigration across National Contexts. American Behavioral Scientist (2006).
  • . . Review of: Immigrants at the Margins: Law, Race, and Exclusion in Southern Europe (2006).
  • . . Review of: Landscapes of Struggle: Politics, Society, and Community in El Salvador (2006).
  • Kil, Sang Hea (Author) ,Menjivar, Cecilia (Author) . The Criminalization of Immigrants and Militarization of the Border: Recent Lessons from Arizona. Immigration and Crime: Ethnicity, Race and Violence (2006).
  • Kil, Sang Hea (Author) ,Menjivar, Cecilia (Author) . The War on the Border:" The Criminalization of Immigrants and the Militarization of the U.S.-Mexico Border.". Immigration and Crime: Ethnicity, Race and Violence (2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia (Author) . Serving Christ in the Borderlands: Faith Workers Respond to Border Violence. Religion and Social Justice for Immigrants (2006).
  • . Public Religion and Immigration across National Contexts. (2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Central Americans. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States (Vol.1) (2005).
  • Michelle Moran-Taylor, Cecilia Menjivar. Unpacking Notions of Return: Guatemalan and Salvadoran Migrants in Phoenix. International Migration (2005).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia, Rodríguez, Nestor P. When States Kill: Latin America, the US, and Technologies of Terror. (2005).
  • . . Review of: A Courtship after Marriage: Sexuality and Love in Mexican Transnational Families (2005).
  • . . Review of: Paradise in Ashes: A Guatemalan Journey of Courage, Terror and Hope (2005).
  • . . Review of: Salvadoran Migration to Southern California: Redefining El Hermano Lejano (2005).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia (Author) . Immigrants and Refugees. Companion to Gender Studies (2005).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia (Author) ,Rodríguez, Néstor (Author) . New Responses to State Terror. When the State Kills: Terror in the U.S.-Latin American Interstate Regime (2005).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia (Author) ,Rodríguez, Néstor (Author) . State Terror in the U.S.-Latin American Interstate Regime. When the State Kills: Terror in the U.S.-Latin American Interstate Regime (2005).
  • Cecilia Menjivar, Cynthia Bejarano. Latino Immigrants' Perceptions of Crime and of Police Authorities: A Case Study From the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Ethnic and Racial Studies (2004).
  • . . Review of: Gender in Latin America (2004).
  • . . Review of: Salvadorans in Costa Rica: Displaced Lives (2004).
  • Marsiglia, Flavio (Author) ,Menjivar, Cecilia (Author) . Nicaraguan and Salvadoran Children and Families. Culturally Competent Practice with Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families (2004).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia (Author) . El Salvador. Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbe (2004).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Response to Levitt (on Transnational Migration). (2004).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Reflections from One Latino Field: Notes from Research Among Central Americans in the United States. Cahiers des Amériques Latines (2003).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Religion and Immigration in Comparative Perspective: Salvadorans in Catholic and Evangelical Communities in San Francisco, Phoenix, and Washington D.C. Sociology of Religion (2003).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Through the Eyes of Women: Gender, Social Networks, Family and Structural Change in Latin America and the Caribbean. (2003).
  • . . Review of: Doméstica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence (2003).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Living in two worlds?: Guatemalan-origin children in the United States and emerging transnationalism. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (2002).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Structural Changes and Gender Relations in Latin America and the Caribbean. Journal of Developing Societies (2002).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. The Ties that Heal: Guatemalan Immigrant Women's Networks and Medical Treatment. International Migration Review (2002).
  • Cecilia Menjivar, Olivia Salcido. Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence: Common Experiences in Different Countries. Gender & Society (2002).
  • Cecilia Menjivar, Sang Kil. For Their Own Good: Benevolent Rhetoric and Exclusionary Language in Public Officials' Discourse on Immigrant-related Issues. Social Justice (2002).
  • . . Review of: Free Markets, Open Societies, Closed Borders?: Trends in International Migration and Immigration Policy in the Americas (2002).
  • . . Review of: Gender and International Migration in Europe: Employment, Welfare and Politics (2002).
  • . . Review of: Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans and Salvadorans in Los Angeles (2002).
  • Chowdhury, Geeta (Author) ,Menjivar, Cecilia (Author) . (En)Gendering Development, Race(ing) Women's Studies: Core Issues in Teaching Gender and Development. Encompassing Gender: Integrating International Studies and Women's Studies (2002).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia (Author) ,Magana, Lisa (Author) . Immigration to Arizona: Diversity and Change. Arizona Hispanics: The Evolution of Influence (2002).
  • . Structural Changes and Gender Relations in Latin America and the Caribbean. (2002).
  • Emily Skop, Cecilia Menjivar. Phoenix: The Newest Latino Immigrant Gateway?. Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Yearbook (2001).
  • . . Review of: Legalizing Moves: Salvadoran Immigrants' Struggle for U.S. Residency (2001).
  • . . Review of: The Mercy Factory: Refugees and the American Asylum System (2001).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Immigration. Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge (2000).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America. (2000).
  • . . Review of: Growing Up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States (2000).
Research Activity
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 498Pro-Seminar
SOC 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 378Migration and Society
TCL 378Migration and Society
SOC 492Honors Directed Study
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
SOC 498Pro-Seminar
FAS 498Pro-Seminar
Presentations
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Panel presentation & discussion of Eterna Violencia (the translation of my book into Spanish). Official book presentation, Sala Rene Pointevain, FLACSO-Guatemala, Guatemala City (Nov 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Immigration Laws and Immigrant Families.". OLLAS Lecture Series, Office of Latino/Latin American Sudies, University of Nebraska, Omaha (Nov 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "The Reconfiguration of Immigrant Latino Families.". Bold Aspirations Visitor and Lecture Series, Office of the Provost, University of Kansas (Oct 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Gender Violence. Center for Gender & Leadership Workshop (Oct 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "The Transformative Effects of Immigration Law.". CLASS Workshop, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California (Sep 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Organizer & presider, Immigrant Illegality: Various Contexts & Approaches. Thematic Session, American Sociological Association, San Francisco (Aug 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjívar and Haruna Fukui. "Social Networks Among Older Asian and Latino Immigrants in Phoenix.". Thematic Session on Networks of Need in the Age of Economic and Social Precarity, American Sociologi (Aug 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Multisided Violence and the State in the Lives of Guatemalan and Salvadoran Women.". XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan (Jul 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Women in the Academic Workplace: Challenging the Dynamics of Gender, Power and Knowledge". XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan (Jul 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Somos Familia: The Transnational Politics of Representation about Latino Families.". Latina/o Studies International Conference, Chicago, IL (Jul 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "The Disappeared, Displaced and Technologies of Memory: Long-term Consequences of Armed Conflicts in Central America.". Latin American Studies Association meetings, Chicago (May 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "The Reconfiguration of Immigrant Latino Families in Light of the Current Immigration Regime.". Latin American & Latino Studies Distinguished Speaker Series, University of California, Santa Cruz (May 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Tranformative Effects of Immigration Law on Families.". Department of Sociology, UCLA (Apr 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Central American Immigration: Honoring Pioneers & Charting New Paths,. Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, University of Southern California (Feb 2014).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Enduring Violence: Ladina Women’s Lives in Guatemala. Lecture Series, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania (Nov 2013).
  • Maria Enchautegui and Cecilia Menjívar. Broken by Law?: How Immigration Policies Split Families. Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington DC (Nov 2013).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Immigrants’ Lives, Immigration Laws and Reflections for Reform. Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture, Westmister College, Salt Lake City (Sep 2013).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Multi-layered Legislation, Enforcement Practices, and Piecemeal Immigration Policies: What Can We Learn From and About Today’s Approaches?. Latino Communities in Old and New Destinations, University of South Florida (Aug 2013).
  • Ceciia Menjivar. Trabajadoras migrantes al sur de Mexico. Trabajadoras migrantes en la frontera Sur, El Colegio de México (Jun 2013).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Tranformative Effects of Immigration Law. Speaker Series, Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University (May 2013).
  • Cecilia Menijvar. Legal Violence: Short and Long Term Effects on Immigrants. Lecture Series, Population Studies & Training Center, Brown University (May 2013).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Contexts of Exit and Women’s Emigration. Crossing Borders: Immigration and Gender in the Americas, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University (Apr 2013).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Penny Kanner Next Generation Fellowship. Workshop for Leisy Abrego. Center for the Study of Women, UCLA (Apr 2013).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Violence Against Immigrants: A Focus on Structures. Undocunation Symposium, Center for Race & Gender, University of California, Berkeley (Feb 2013).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. A Reflection on Immigration, Violence and Vulnerability. Cole Lecture, 31st Annual Sociology and Anthropology Symposium, Wheaton College, Norton, MA (Jan 2013).
  • Cecilia Menjivar and Leisy Abrego. Legal Violence in the Lives of Immigrants: How Immigration Enforcement Affects Families, Schools, and Workplaces. Center for American Progress, Washington, DC (Dec 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Immigration and Arizona. Faculty Cross-talks, Office of Diversity, ASU (Nov 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Immigration and Religoius Communities: Challenges to Public Life. Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and Religious Research Association (Nov 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Enduring Violence in Guatemala’s Women’s Lives. Graduate Seminar, Sociology, NAU (Oct 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Criminalization of Immigrants: Effects on the ground. Krost Symposium, Texas Lutheran University (Oct 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Legal Status and Immigrants' Lives Roundable. International Migration Section, American Sociological Association (Aug 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjívar, Natalia Zotova, and Victor Agadjanian. The Plurality of the Legal Context of Reception: The Case of Central Asian Immigrant Women in Russia. American Sociological Association meetings (Aug 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Twenty Years of Continued Migration. El Salvador: Twenty Years of Peace, Latin American Association Meetings (May 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Borders, Migration, Community: Arizona and Beyond. Pre-Conference, International Communication Association (May 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Legality Without Borders: US Immigration Law and Transnational Links. Institute for Humanities Research Symposium (ASU) (Apr 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Hyper Awareness of the Law in Central American Immigrants’ Everyday Life. Center for Race, Ethnicity and Politics, UCLA (Apr 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Thematic session, Gender and Immigration. Pacific Sociological Association Meetings (Mar 2012).
  • Carlos Santos and Cecilia Menjívar. The Socio-emotional Effects of SB 1070 on Youth in Arizona. Equity and Opportunity Research Symposium, ASU (Feb 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. The Power of the Law: Central Americans’ Legality in Everyday Life. Central Americans and the Latino/a Landscape: New Configurations of Latina/o America (Feb 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Enduring Violence: Ladina Women’s Lives in Guatemala. UCLA "Untold Histories: Transnational Voices of Central Americans" Series (Feb 2012).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Everyday Violence in the Lives of Ladina Guatemalans.". ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series, Kansas State University (Oct 2011).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Everyday Violence in the Lives of Ladina Guatemalans.". Thematic Session, American Sociological Association meetings (Aug 2011).
  • Cecilia Menjívar and Victor Agadjanian. "War and Peace: Enduring Social Effects of Protracted Conflicts in Southern Africa and Central America.". Thematic Session, American Sociological Association meetings (Aug 2011).
  • Leisy Abrego and Cecilia Menjivar. "Immigrant Latina Mothers as Targets of Legal Violence.". Invited Session, American Sociological Association meetings (Aug 2011).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Enduring Violence: Ladina Women’s Lives in Guatemala. Encuentro Mesoamericano de Estudios de Género y Feminismos, Guatemala (May 2011).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Migración Femenina Centroamericana en Estados Unidos.". II Encuentro Mesoamericano de Estudios de Género y Feminismos, Avances y retos, Guatemala (May 2011).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Latino Immigrant Lives: Reflections for Reform.". Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Lecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (May 2011).
  • Haruna Fukui and Cecilia Menjívar. "Labor Force Participation Among Aging Immigrants in the United States.". Population Association of America meetings (Apr 2011).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Family Separation and Immigrant Women.". Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change," (Mar 2011).
  • Cecilia Menjivar, Manuel Vasquez and Marc Favreau. "Immigrant Illegality.". Workshop/conference, Tides Foundation, San Francisco (Mar 2011).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Living in Legal Limbo: Latino Immigrants in Arizona’s Immigration Regime.". Social Sciences, University of California, Merced (Mar 2011).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. A Framework of Vulnerabilty and Violence. Social Science Research Council meeting on "What Katrina Can Tell Us About Race, Class, and Gender (Nov 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Central Americans’ Lives in the United States: What Can We Learn About Them and From Them. Surveying Social Marginality Conference, University of Washington, Seattle (Oct 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Living in Legal Limbo: Latino Immigration in Arizona. The Changing Face of America Conference: Immigration and Social Policy, San Jose State U (Oct 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Living in Legal Limbo in Phoenix, AZ. School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Colloquium, ASU (Sep 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Federal and Local Governmental Policy Responses to Immigration. Thematic Session, American Sociological Association (Aug 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Liminal Legality and the Experiences of Transnational Children and their Families. Thematic Session, American Sociological Association (Aug 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Spiritual and Religious Challenges to State Citizenship in the Age of Migration. Thematic Session, American Sociological Association (Aug 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Familias y Movilidades: Enfoques teóricos y perspectivas metodológicas. amilias y Movilidades: Enfoques teóricos y perspectivas metodológicas, Colegio de Mexico, DF (Jun 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Central Americans’ Legality and Everyday Life in Phoenix, Arizona. Talk at the Center for Multicultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara (May 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. El impacto de las leyes migratorias en la vida de centroamericanos en Estados Unidos: el caso de Phoenix, Arizona. Seminario Permanente de Migración, Colegio de La Frontera Norte, Tijuana, BC (Apr 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Family, Border Justice, and Policy. 7th Border Justice Series Conference, Social Justice and Human Rights Program, Arizona State Univers (Mar 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Enduring Violence: Ladina Women’s Lives in The Guatemalan Oriente. Republics of Fear: Understanding Endemic Violence in Latin America Today, UT Austin LLILAS (Mar 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Gender and Families Left Behind in the Context of Migration. 10th conference on Globalization and Social Responsibility, St Olaf College (Feb 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Citizenship, Exclusion, and the Contemporary Immigration Regime. Opening Keynote, 10th conference on Globalization and Social Responsibility, St Olaf's College (Feb 2010).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Controlling Immigration or Legal Violence?: An Assessment from Phoenix, AZ. Migration during an Era of Restriction Conference (Nov 2009).
  • Victor Agadjanian, Cecilia Menjívar and Boaventura Cau. Economic Uncertainties, Social Strains, and HIV Risks: Exploring the Effects of Male Labor Migration on Rural Women in Mozambique. How Immigrants Impact their Homelands Conference (Sep 2009).
  • Belinda Herrera and Cecilia Menjivar. Living on the Edge of the Law: The 1.5 Undocumented Mexican Generation and the Transformation of Citizenship. Social Science Research on Immigration: The Role of Transnational Migration, Communities and Policy (Sep 2009).
  • Sang Kil, Cecilia Menjívar, and Roxanne Doty. Defending Borders and the Brutalization of the US American Public. American Sociological Association (paper session) (Aug 2009).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Book "Survival of the Knitted: Immigrant Social Networks in a Stratified World,. Author-meets-critics panel, American Sociological Association meetings (Aug 2009).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Immigration, Citizenship, and Exclusion: Latin-American Immigrants and the Contemporary Immigration Regime. Alpha Kappa Delta Distinguished Lecture, American Sociological Association Meetings (Aug 2009).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Legal Violence: Contemporary U.S. Immigration Law and Central American Lives. Marcos & Conceptos: A Critical Latin/a American Studies Symposium (Apr 2009).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Book "God’s Heart Has no Borders.". Author-meets-critics panel, Pacific Sociological Association meetings (Apr 2009).
  • Sang Kil, Cecilia Menjívar, and Roxanne Doty. Securing Borders: Patriotism, Vigilantism, and the Brutalization of the U.S. American Public. Pacific Sociological Association (Apr 2009).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. Immigration and Legality. Global Initiative Speaker Series, Northern Arizona University (Mar 2009).
  • Bruce Rogers and Cecilia Menjívar. Combining Computer Simulation and Ethnography in Studying Network Dynamics, Network Formation, and Disintegration of Salvadoran Immigrants’ Networks. Mixing Methods in Social Network Research International Conference (Jan 2009).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Family Separation and Immigration Law: Central American cases in Phoenix, Arizona.". Transnational Parenthood and Children-Left-Behind Conference, PRIO, Oslo, Norway (Nov 2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Religion at the Edge: Expanding the Boundaries of the Sociology of Religion.". Sociology of Religion Workshop, Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University (Oct 2008).
  • Haruna Fukui and Cecilia Menjivar. "Residents' Views toward Immigration and Social Transformation in the U.S. Southwest.". American Sociological Association Meetings (Aug 2008).
  • Lilian Chavez and Cecilia Menjivar. "In Solidarity: Assistance to Central American Transmigrants during their Journeys North. American Sociological Association Meetings (Aug 2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar and Leisy Abrego. "Parents and Children across Borders: Legal Instability and Intergenerational Relations in Guatemalan and Salvadoran Families.". American Sociological Association Meetings (Aug 2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Educational Aspirations and Documented Dreams: Guatemalan and Salvadoran Immigrants and their Prospects in the U.S. Educational System.". The Americas Plural Conference, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London (Jun 2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Violence Against Immigrants: The Border and Beyond.". Lives on the Edge: Immigration and Politics Along the U.S.-Mexico Border, U of Arizona (May 2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Legal Violence?: Immigration Law in the Lives of Central Americans in the United States.". Department of Sociology, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, UC Irvine (May 2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Domestic Violence and Immigrant Families." Plenary session panel: "The Role of Families in Integration.". Tenth Metropolis Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada (Apr 2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "International Perspectives on Migration and the Family: Research from the United States.". Family Migration Pre-Conference Day, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada (Apr 2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Men’s Migration and the Women who Stay.". Workshop on Economic Sociology and Center for Migration Studies, Princeton University (Apr 2008).
  • Cecilia Menjivar. "Central American Immigrant Families and Contemporary Immigration Law: Redefintion, Reorganization or Breakdown?". Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University Latin American Studies, and Center for Lat (Mar 2008).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Primer encuentro de latinidades: Una mirada crítica a los movimientos y realidades de los emigrantes hispanoamericanos en los Estados Unidos. (Dec 2007).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. “Rights of Racial and Ethnic Minorities and Migrants: Between Rhetoric and Reality”. “Migration and Human Rights in the North American Corridor" (Oct 2007).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. “Women’s Lives and Violence in Eastern Guatemala.”. Latin American Studies Association Meetings (Sep 2007).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. “Reshaping the Post-Soviet Periphery: The Impact of Men’s Labor Migration on Women’s Lives and Aspirations in Rural Armenia”. (Mar 2007).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Law Against the Family: Salvadoran and Guatemalan Immigrant Families and Immigration Law. Immigration seminar, Sociology, UCLA (Dec 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Enduring Violence: Women's Lives in Eastern Guatemala. American Anthropological Association Meetings, San Jose, CA (Nov 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Religion and the Contexts of Exit and Reception in Immigrants' Lives: Observations from Phoenix. Dept of Sociology/CORRUL speaker series, Rice University (Nov 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Closing Remarks. Latina/o Migration: Local and National Challenges (Oct 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Beyond Low Wage Labor Migration: Entrepreneurs, Professionals, & Managers. American Sociological Association Meetings (Aug 2006).
  • Nabhan-Warren, Kristy, Menjivar, Cecilia. La Virgen of el Barrio: Marian Apparitions, Catholic Evangelizing, and Mexican American Activism: Author-meets-critics panel. Association for the Sociology of Religion (Aug 2006).
  • Salcido, Olivia, Menjivar, Cecilia. Fighting to Exist in Non-Existence: The Citizenship Process of Central American and Mexican Women. American Sociological Association Meetings, Montreal, Canada (Aug 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Guatemalan and Salvadoran Immigrant Families and US Immigration Policy. World Congress of Sociology, Durban, South Africa (Jul 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Guatemalan women's work and gender relations in Guatemala. World Congress of Sociology, Durban, South Africa (Jul 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Las nuevas familias centroamericanas en tiempos de migración. Central American workshop on International Migration, UNDP/UCA, San Salvador, El Salvador (Jun 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Migration and the Arts in the United States Workshop. (Jun 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Transnational Families. Fourth Annual Summer Institute on International Migration (Jun 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Panel "Transnational Families". Summer Institute on International Migration, UCSD (Center for Comparative Immigration Studies) (Jun 2006).
  • Zatz, Marjorie, Menjivar, Cecilia. Integrating Service, Research and Teaching. Preparing Future Faculty Seminar (Apr 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. New Family Formations and US Immigration Law. Western Social Science Association, Phoenix, AZ (Apr 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Legal Status and the Lives of Central American Immigrants. Voces Convergentes: Literatura, linguística y cultura: 11th Spanish Graduate Student Symposium (Apr 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Panel "Voces Inocentes: Discusión sobre el largometraje. Latin American Studies Association Meetings, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Mar 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Qualitative Methods in Immigration Research. Immigration Seminar, Department of Geography, ASU (Mar 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Social Networks, Migration, and Immigrant Incorporation. Mathematics and Cognition Seminar (Mar 2006).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Gender, International Migration and the Armenian Context. (Nov 2005).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Interpreting A Calling: Immigrants' and Religious Workers' Views of Faith-based Assistance to Immigrants. Eastern Sociological Society (Mar 2005).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. “Border Violence and Religion.”. Religion and Social Justice for Immigrants Conference (Feb 2005).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Women's Work and Gender Relations in the Home in Guatemala and Among Guatemalans in the United States. Latin American Studies Association Meetings (Labor Studies Preconference) (Oct 2004).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Ties That Heal: Central American Immigrants' Social Networks and Medical Treatments. Lecture Series, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University (Apr 2004).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Legality in Immigrants' Lives: Observations from a Decade of Fieldwork. Lecture Series, Department of Sociology, Pomona College (Mar 2004).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. The 'war' on Undocumented Migrants: Criminalizing Immigrants through the Militarization of the USA-Mexico Border. NCOVR Conference, Center for the Study of Poverty, UCLA (Nov 2003).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Immigrant Legality Reconsidered: Lessons from Guatemalans and Salvadorans in the U.S. Center for Migration and Development, Department of Sociology, Princeton University (Oct 2003).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Immigrants' Legality: Learning from and about the case of Guatemalans and Salvadorans. American Studies Program, California State University, Northridge (Oct 2003).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Salvadorans and Guatemalans in the Context of Latin American Immigration. Thematic Session on Culture, Migration and Diaspora, American Sociological Association (Aug 2003).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Gendered Networks: Central American Immigrants in California. Department of Sociology, University of Southern California (Oct 2002).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Consultative Session on Transnational Families. (Sep 2002).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. The Ties that Heal: Guatemalan Immigrant Women's Networks and Medical Treatment. Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley (Sep 2002).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Latino Immigrants' Perceptions of Crime and of Police Authorities: A Case Study From the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Society for the Study of Social Problems (Aug 2002).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Latino Immigrants' Perceptions of Crime and Police Authorities: A Case Study From the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, and "The researcher's Identity and Responsibility in the Research Context.". Social Science Research Council Minority Summer Dissertation Workshop, UCLA (Jul 2002).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. ASU Escribe. Arizona State University Public History Program (Apr 2002).
  • Kulis, Stephen, Menjivar, Cecilia. Methodological Considerations in Fragmented Ties. Graduate seminar presentation (Mar 2002).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Teaching in an Era of Globalization: Gender and International Development in Comparative Perspective. General Education Conference, Association of American Colleges and Universities (Feb 2002).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Latina Feminisms. Latino Studies Journal Conference (Feb 2002).
  • Gomez, Christina, Wright, Richard, Menjivar, Cecilia. Salvadoran Migration to the United States. (Nov 2001).
  • Magaña, Lisa, Menjivar, Cecilia. Refugee Immigration. Classroom lecture (Oct 2001).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Lecture on immigration. Phoenix Civitan Club (Jun 2001).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia, Qian, Zhen. Salvadoran Immigrants and their Networks: Methodological Reflexions. Graduate seminar presentation (Mar 2001).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia. Immigration and the Subversion of Gender. Conference on Migration and Development (May 2000).
  • Lopez, Silvia, Menjivar, Cecilia. Salvadoran Immigrants in the United States. (Apr 2000).
  • Menjivar, Cecilia, Curran, Sara. Central American Immigrant Women. Classroom lecture (Mar 2000).
  • Hepburn, John, Menjivar, Cecilia. Doing Qualitative Research and Funding. Seminar presentation
Service
  • Journal of Latin American Studies, International advisory board member (2013 - Present)
  • New York University Press, Latino/a Sociology Series, Editorial board member (2013 - Present)
  • Foundation for Inter-Cultural Dialogue, Tempe, AZ, Presenter (2012 - Present)
  • TRACE (Travaux et Recherches dans les Amériques du Centre), Editorial board member (2012 - Present)
  • Travaux et Recherches dans les Amériques du Centre (Based at CEMCA, Mexico), Editorial board member (2012 - Present)
  • Comparative Border Studies Center, School of Transborder Studies, Executive Board Member (2012 - Present)
  • Faculty Women’s Association, Executive Board Member (2012 - Present)
  • T Denny Sanford School, Associate Director (2012 - Present)
  • T Denny Sanford School, Associate Director (2012 - Present)
  • National Science Foundation, Sociology Program, Reviewer (2012 - Present)
  • T Denny Sanford School, Director of Graduate Studies, Sociology (2012 - Present)
  • Search Committee (for Social Science Dean), Member (2012 - Present)
  • Austrian Science Fund, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • Graduate studies, Sociology, chair (2010 - Present)
  • School of Social and Family Dynmics, Grad director, Sociology (2010 - Present)
  • Israel Science Foundation, Reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • American Behavioral Scientist, Editorial board member (2009 - Present)
  • Unidos in Arizona/Comite Salvadoreno, Member (2009 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association meetings, Organizer and presider, Thematic Session "Constructing Communities across International Borders," (2009 - Present)
  • Sociologists for Women in Society, Mainstream Media Team, Member (2009 - Present)
  • American Behavioral Scientist, Editorial board member (2009 - Present)
  • American Behavioral Scientist, Editorial board member (2009 - Present)
  • American Behavioral Scientist, Editorial board member (2009 - Present)
  • Sociologists for Women in Society, Mainstream Team, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Sociologists for Women in Society, Mainstream Team (media contact), Member (2009 - Present)
  • The Sociological Quarterly, Editorial board member (2009 - Present)
  • The Sociological Quarterly, Editorial board member (2009 - Present)
  • The Sociological Quarterly, Editorial board member (2009 - Present)
  • American Behavioral Scientist, Editorial board member (2009 - Present)
  • Media (UNIVISION, Arizona Republic, Houston Chronicle, Boston Globe, etc), Media intervews (2009 - Present)
  • Several reviews, Outside reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Studies in Social Justice, Editorial board member (2009 - Present)
  • Studies in Social Justice, Editorial board member (2009 - Present)
  • Studies in Social Justice, Editorial board member (2009 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association, Presider, Session on International Migration (2008 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association, Organizer and Presider, Thematic Session on Immigrants, Networks, and Work (2008 - Present)
  • The Sociological Quarterly, Editorial board member (2008 - Present)
  • The Sociological Quarterly, Advisory Board Member (2008 - Present)
  • University of California, Irvine, Promotion to Professor Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • University of Toronto, Tenure and Promotion Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Promotion to Professor Reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Several journals and book publishers, Reviewer/referee (2008 - Present)
  • The Sociological Quarterly, Editorial board member (2008 - Present)
  • Leadership Committee, SSFD, Member (2007 - Present)
  • School of Social and Family Dynamics, Director of Graduate Studies, Program in Sociology (2007 - Present)
  • School of Advanced Research Press, Editorial board member (2007 - Present)
  • School of Advanced Research Press, Editorial board member (2007 - Present)
  • School of Advanced Research Press, Editorial board member (2007 - Present)
  • School of Advanced Research Press, Editorial Board Member (2007 - Present)
  • Studies in Social Justice, Editorial board member (2006 - Present)
  • Studies in Social Justice, Editorial board member (2006 - Present)
  • Studies in Social Justice, Edidtorial Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Latin American Studies Association Meetings, Panel Organizer and Presider (2004 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association Meetings, Organizer/Presider, Roundtables (2004 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association Meetings, Panel Organizer (2004 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association Meetings, Thematic Session Organizer and Presider (2004 - Present)
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers series on "Latinos in the United States, Member, Editorial Board (2004 - Present)
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers series on "Latinos in the United States, Member, Editorial Board (2004 - Present)
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers series on "Latinos in the United States, Member, Editorial Board (2004 - Present)
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers series on "Latinos in the United States", Editorial board member (2004 - Present)
  • Lynne Rienner Publishing Series on Latinos in the United States, Editorial Board Member (2004 - Present)
  • Coming to America: Ethnicity, Immigration and the Gamut of Urban Violence (Volume), Member, editorial board (2003 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association Meetings, Organizer, Author-meets-Critics panel (2003 - Present)
  • Latin American Studies Association, Organizer and Presider (2003 - Present)
  • Latin American Studies Association Meetings, Organizer and Presider (2003 - Present)
  • Rocky Mountain Conference of Latin American Studies, Organizer and Presider, Regular (Double) Session (2003 - Present)
  • American Sociological Association, Organizer and Presider, (double) regular session (2002 - Present)
  • Journal of Developing Societies, Associate editor (2002 - Present)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Summer Institute for College and University Teachers, ASU, Participating faculty (2002 - Present)
  • Latino Studies Journal, Editorial board member (2001 - Present)
  • Latino Studies, Editorial board member (2001 - Present)
  • Migraciones Internacionales (based at COLEF, Tijuana), Editorial board member (2001 - Present)
  • Perspectives on Global Development and Technology Journal, Member, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Perspectives on Global Development and Technology Journal, Member, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Latinas in the United States: An Historical Encyclopedia, Member, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Latino Studies Journal, Member, advisory board (2001 - Present)
  • Latino Studies Journal, Member, advisory board (2001 - Present)
  • Latino Studies Journal, Member, advisory board (2001 - Present)
  • Migraciones Internacionales Journal (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico), Member, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Migraciones Internacionales Journal (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico), Member, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Migraciones Internacionales Journal (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico), Member, editorial board (2001 - Present)
  • Race and Ethnic Relations Doctoral Examination Committee, Department of Sociology, Member (2000 - Present)
  • Council Member, American Sociological Association, Member (2013 - 2016)
  • American Sociological Association, Vice President (2014 - 2015)
  • American Sociological Association, Program Committee, Member (2013 - 2015)
  • National Academies of Science/ National Research Council, Committee member (2013 - 2015)
  • Gender & Society, Editorial board member (2013 - 2015)
  • Executive Board, Faculty Women’s Association, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • Multiple journals in several social science fields (see my CV for a list), ad-hoc reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Sanford School, Associate Director for Faculty Development (2014 - 2014)
  • Several reviews of book manuscripts for academic presses, Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • Tenure and promotion reviews, Reviewer (2014 - 2014)
  • University Graduate Council, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • Centro Laboral, South Omaha, Nebraska, Presenter/discussant (2014 - 2014)
  • American Sociological Association, Founders Award Selection Committee, Latino/a Section (2013 - 2014)
  • American Sociological Association, Member, Lewis A. Coser Award Committee, Theory Section (2013 - 2014)
  • American Sociological Association, Vice-President elect (2013 - 2014)
  • Southwest Borderlands Initiative Selection Committee, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • University Graduate Council, Member (2013 - 2014)
  • Faculty Women’s Association, Executive Board Member (2012 - 2014)
  • Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Selection Committee, Graduate College, Member (2014 - 2014)
  • Sam Houston State University Office of Sponsored Projects, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • National Science Foundation Law & Society Program, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • National Science Foundation Sociology Program, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • American Journal of Sociology, Consulting Editor (2011 - 2013)
  • American Journal of Sociology, Consulting Editor (2011 - 2013)
  • American Sociological Association, Council member (governing body of the ASA), elected (2010 - 2013)
  • American Sociological Association, Council (governing body of the ASA), Member (2010 - 2013)
  • Council Member, American Sociological Association, Member (2010 - 2013)
  • Article Award Committee, International Migration Section, Committee Chair (2012 - 2013)
  • Russell Sage Foundation, Reviewer (2013 - 2013)
  • ASU Graduate Studies, Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Committee, Member (2013 - 2013)
  • Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, Associate editor (2011 - 2013)
  • Pacific Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarship Award Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Pacific Sociological Association, Distinguished Scholarship Award Committee, Member (2012 - 2013)
  • Multiple media (television and print media interviews), interviewee (2012 - 2012)
  • Article Award Committee, International Migration Section, American Sociological Association, Chair (2012 - 2012)
  • Chicano and Latino Faculty and Staff Association, President (2011 - 2012)
  • Chicano and Latino Faculty and Staff Association (CLFSA), President (2011 - 2012)
  • All major sociological journals and several non-sociology journals, manuscript reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • SUNY Albany, U of British Columbia, Fordham, Northeastern, Iowa State, Tenure & promotion reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Several academic presses (NYU, UC, Stanford), Manuscript reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • American Sociological Review, Editorial board member (2009 - 2011)
  • National Humanities Center, Reviewer (for fellowship applications (2011 - 2011)
  • Latino/a Section, American Sociological Association, Chair of Awards Committees (2010 - 2011)
  • American Sociological Association, Latino/a Section, Chair of all awards committees and Chair of career award committee (2010 - 2011)
  • Dean's Advisory Council, CLAS, Member (2010 - 2011)
  • Deans Faculty Advisory Council, CLAS, Member (2010 - 2011)
  • Editorial reviewer, Book manuscript reviewer for academic presses (2010 - 2010)
  • Numerous media interviews (regional, national, international) related to my work., Interviewee (2010 - 2010)
  • Tenure and Promotion Reviews, Reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • Campus Environment Team, Member (2007 - 2010)
  • Dept. of Transborder, Chicano/a, & Latino/a Studies, personnel committee member (outside member) (2009 - 2010)
  • American Sociological Association, Family Section, Committee on Nominations, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Latin American Studies Association, Diskin Distinguished Lecture and Diskin Dissertation Award Selection Committee member (2009 - 2010)
  • American Sociological Association, NSF/ASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Review Committee, Member (2010 - 2010)
  • Latin American Studies Association, Co-chair, Track on Migration and Diasporas (2009 - 2010)
  • American Sociological Association, Member, Committe on Nominations (2007 - 2009)
  • American Sociological Association, Committee Member, Committee on Nominations (2007 - 2009)
  • School of Social and Family Dynamics, Graduate Director, Sociology (2007 - 2009)
  • Latin American Studies Association, Track Chair (Section Chair), Migratrion and Borders Setcion for meetings in Brazil, June 2009 (2007 - 2009)
  • Chicano & Latino Faculty and Staff Association/Faculty Women's Association, Faculty Liaison (2006 - 2008)
  • Unidos en Arizona, Member of Organizing Committeee for Pupusa Festival (2008 - 2008)
  • American Sociological Association, Member, Awards Committee, Latino/a Section (2007 - 2008)
  • American Sociological Association, Latino/a Section, Member, Awards Committee (2007 - 2008)
  • American Sociological Association, Member, Program Comittee and Author-meets-Critics panels selection sub-committee (2006 - 2008)
  • Program Committee, American Sociological Association, Member (2006 - 2008)
  • Different media organizations (Arizona Republic, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, San Jose Mercury, Channel 8, Univision, Telemundo, La Voz, etc.), Interviewee on different aspects of my research (1996 - 2007)
  • Wilson Elementary School (ASU Faculty Ambassadors), (2007)
  • Advisory Board, Center for Latin American Research, member (2006 - 2007)
  • SSFD/Sociology, Member, Graduate committee (2006 - 2007)
  • Committee on Committees, Southern Region, Pacific Sociological Association, Member (2004 - 2007)
  • Pacific Sociological Association, Member (elected). Committee on Committees, Southern Region (2004 - 2007)
  • American Sociological Association, Chair elect (elected), Latina/o Section (2005 - 2006)
  • International Migration Section, American Sociological Association, Council Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Latino/a Section, American Sociological Association, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • American Sociological Association, Council Member (elected), International Migration Section (2003 - 2006)
  • Asian Pacific American Studies Program, Personnel committee member (2006 - 2006)
  • Social Science Graduate Student Association, Faculty panel participant (2006 - 2006)
  • Latin American Studies Association, Council member (appointed), Section on Gender (2004 - 2006)
  • Religious Convening, Interfaith Worker Justice, Phoenix Dioceses, Academic participant (2006 - 2006)
  • Section on Gender, Latin American Studies Association, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Graduate Students in Life, Earth, and Social Sciences Association, Panel judge (2006 - 2006)
  • Fourth Annual Summer Institute on International Migration, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California San Deigo, Faculty participant (2006 - 2006)
  • American Sociological Review, Member, editorial board (2003 - 2005)
  • Gender & Society (journal), Member, editorial board (2003 - 2005)
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chair, Committee on Committees (2004 - 2005)
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems, Member (elected), Committee on Committees (2002 - 2005)
  • Personnel Committee, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • Search Committee, Director, Center for Latin American, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Faculty Development Program, Mentor (2004 - 2004)
  • Personnel Committee, Asian Pacific American Studies Program, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Grant proposal reviewer (2002 - 2004)
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers: Latinos in the United States: Studies in Diversity and Change, Editorial advisory board (2004 - 2004)
  • American Sociological Association, Member, Thomas and Znaniecki Book Award Committee, International Migration Section (2003 - 2004)
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems, Member, Program Committee for the Annual Meeting (2003 - 2004)
  • American Sociological Association, Member, Program Committee for the Annual Meetings (2002 - 2004)
  • Graduate Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Steering Committee, School of Global Studies, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Sabbatical Review, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arizona State University West, Sabbatical Reviewer (2003 - 2003)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences, ASU West, Sabbatical Reviewer (2003 - 2003)
  • Latin American Studies Association, Co-chair (elected), Central American Section (2002 - 2003)
  • College of Public Programs Internal Grants Committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Committee on the Status of Women, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chair, Minority Fellowship Selection Committee (2001 - 2002)
  • Computer and Colloquium Committee, Chair (2001 - 2002)
  • Policy Work Group, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Latin American Studies Association, Member (elected), Council, Central American Section (2000 - 2002)
  • ASU Escribe, Arizona State University Public History Program, Presenter (2002)
  • John P. Frank Lecture Committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Child and Family Services Advisory Board, Member (2000 - 2001)
  • Executive Board, Committee on Law and the Social Sciences, Member (1998 - 2001)
  • Sabbatical leave evaluation, School of Social Work, Member (2000 - 2000)