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Ernesto Castaneda-Tinoco Associate Professor 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 has conducted surveys and ethnographic fieldwork in the United States, France, Spain, Switzerland, Mexico, Algeria, and Morocco. He is the author of "A Place to Call Home: Immigrant Exclusion and Urban Belonging in New York, Paris, and Barcelona" (Stanford 2018); 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 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, The Metropolitan Policy Center, and the Transatlantic Policy Center 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
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For the Media
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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