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Ernesto Castaneda-Tinoco Assoc Professor Department of Sociology

(202) 885-2412 (Office)
CAS - Sociology
Watkins - 115
OH by appointment only
PhD, Columbia University
BA, University of California, Berkeley

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 is the Founding Director of the Immigration Lab.

He is the author of "A Place to Call Home: Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Belonging in New York, Paris, and Barcelona" (Stanford 2018), and "Building Walls: Excluding Latin People in the United States" (Lexington 2019), 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" (Routledge 2020).

He is affiliated with the Center on Health, Risk, and Society and the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, The Metropolitan Policy Center, and the Transatlantic Policy Center at American University.

Links to publications and policy briefs are available at

Contact: ernesto.castaneda at out look . com
See Also
Personal website
Department of Sociology
For the Media
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Spring 2022

  • SOCY-625 Practicum in Social Research

  • SOCY-639 Int/Pres Results from Soc Res

Summer 2022

  • SOCY-215 Critical Social Thought

Fall 2022

  • SOCY-215 Critical Social Thought

  • SOCY-634 Adv Analysis Social Rsrch Data

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Media Appearances


July 2, 2018. “A Tale of three cities: Immigrant Exclusion and Belonging." Gregg Sangillo. News. American University.

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.

Selected Publications