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Ernesto Castaneda-Tinoco

Assistant Professor Department of Sociology

Ernesto Castañeda conducts research on migration, urban issues, health disparities, vulnerable populations, and social movements. He compares immigrant integration and ethnic political mobilization in the U.S. and Western Europe. He has conducted surveys and ethnographic fieldwork in the United States, France, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Algeria, and Morocco. He is the editor of "Immigration and Categorical Inequality: Migration to the City and the Birth of Race and Ethnicity" (Routledge, 2018); co-editor with Cathy Lisa Schneider of "Collective Violence, Contentious Politics, and Social Change: A Charles Tilly Reader." (Routledge 2017), and co-author with Charles Tilly and Lesley Wood of "Social Movements 1768–2018" (Forthcoming Routledge, 2018). He has published articles on remittances and development; integration and transnationalism; hometown associations and diaspora organizations; urban exclusion; the border fence; transnational families and the children of migrants left behind; health disparities within Hispanic, immigrant, public housing, and homeless populations. He is affiliated with the Center on Health, Risk, and Society and the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University, where he is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. Links to publications and policy briefs are available at Contact: ernesto.castaneda at out look . com


PhD, Columbia University BA, University of California, Berkeley

CAS - Sociology
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See Also
Personal website


  • Fall 2017

    • GNED-130 General Education Area 3 Topic: Borders Migration & Globalizn
    • Description

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Media Appearances

October 14, 2015. “A Nation of Nations.” Gregg Sangillo. News. American University.

September 24, 2015. “Getting to Know Them.” Gregg Sangillo. College News. American University.


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