Name: DR. MANUEL BARAJAS
Title: Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Sociology
Office Phone: (916) 278-7576
Department of Sociology, Sacramento State, 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6043
Office Hours: Fall 2016 - TBA
COURSES THAT I TEACH
- Soc 118: Chicano Community
- Soc 120: Ethnic and Race Relations
- Soc 122: Immigration Studies
- Soc 125: Social Inequalities
- Soc 265: Race and Ethnic Relations (graduate level)
Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Riverside
M.A., Sociology, University of California, Riverside
B.A., Sociology, University of California, Davis
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
- Chicana/o Sociology
- Immigration and Transnationalism
- Race, Class, and Gender Inequality
- Race and Ethnic Relations
- Higher Education
- Social Pyschology
Barajas, Manuel. 2009. The Xaripu Community Across Borders: Labor Migration, Community, and Family. University of Notre Dame Press.
Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award (Honorable Mention). American Sociological Association, Latina/o Sociology Section, 2011.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Barajas, Manuel. 2014. “Colonial Dislocations and Incorporation of Indigenous Migrants from Mexico to the United States.” American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 58(1): 53-63.
Barajas, Manuel. 2012. “A Comparative Analysis of Mexican- and European-origin Migration and Incorporation to the United States: Proposing Interactive Colonization Theory.” Societies without Borders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences, Vol. 7 (3): 264–295.
Ruiz, Nadeen, and Manuel Barajas. 2012. “Multiple Perspectives on the Schooling of Mexican Indigenous Students in the U.S. Issues for Future Research.” Bilingual Research Journal, Vol. 35: 125–144.
Barajas, Manuel, and Elvia Ramirez. 2007. “Beyond Home/Host Dichotomies: A Comparative Examination of Gender Relations in a Transnational Mexican Community.” Sociological Perspectives, Vol. 50 (3) Fall.
Aguirre, Adalberto Jr., and Manuel Barajas. 2000. “Intimate Social Contact, Cultural Proximity, and Prejudice Toward Mexican-Origin Persons: A Modified Application of Contact Theory.” Latino Studies Journal, Vol. 11 (2) Spring: 67-87.
Barajas, Manuel (forthcoming). "Understanding the Top-Down Politics of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Proposals in the Twenth-First Century." In Encyclopedia on Contemporary Issues and People of Color, Vol. 5, edited by Alvaro Huerta, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, and Donathan Brown.
Barajas, Manuel. 2014. “Benito Juarez and Cinco de Mayo: An Ultimate American Victory.” In Palabra: The Book of Living Essays, edited by Santos Torres, Petraglyph Publishing.
Barajas, Manuel (Forthcoming). “Weaving Testimonies of the San Joaquin Valley Fields, Community, and Higher Education: Affirming Critical Knowledge and Justice from the Bottom Up.” In Rethinking Home: Testimonios from California’s Agricultural Valles, edited by Gloria Cuádraz and Yolanda Flores.
Barajas, Manuel, and Elvia Ramirez. 2008. “Gender and Immigration.” In Institutions, Ideologies, & Individuals: Feminist Perspectives on Gender, Race, & Class, edited by Rita Cameron Wedding and Boatamo Mosupyoe. Kendall/Hunt Publishers.
Liu, Amy Q., Otis Scott, Joseph Sheley, Frank Whitlatch, Ernest Cowles, and Manuel Barajas. 2008. “Social Research and the Sacramento State Annual Survey of the Region.” In Research, Advocacy, and Political Engagement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives through Service Learning, edited by Sally Cahill Tannenbaum. Stylus Publishers.
Barajas, Manuel. (2016). Review of Skills of the 'Unskilled': Work and Mobility among Mexican Migrants, by Jacqueline Maria Hagan, Ruben Hernandez-Leon, and Jean-Luc Demonsant. Contemporary Sociology, 45 (5): 604-606.
Peer Reviewed Encyclopedia Entries
Barajas, Manuel. 2013. “Mexican-origin Indigenous Immigration to the United States: A Historical and Intersectional Perspective.” In Immanuel Ness (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishers.
Ruiz, Nadeen, Manuel Barajas, Irene McGinty, and Dana Romo. 2011. "Weaving Learning Communities Across Borders: Mexican Indigenous Students and Families in California.” An Introductory Professional Development Module for Educators, Office of Migrant, Indian, and International Education California Department of Education, June 30: 1–36.
Barajas, Manuel. 2011. “Challenging Barriers to Higher Education in California.” The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, June 27.
SELECT HONORS AND AWARDS
Oustanding Community Service Award, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, California State University, Sacramento
All People's Recognition Ceremony Award, Multicultural Center, California State University, Sacramento
McNair Scholars Program Mentor Recognition Award
Meso-American Indigenous Languages and Peoples Alliance [MILPA] Recognition Award, Fresno, CA
Teacher Recognition Award, Oaxaca Bi-national Teacher's Association
Research and Pedagogy Award, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (SSIS), California State University, Sacramento
University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS) Dissertation Research Grant Award
SELECT LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
Graduate Program Coordinator, Department of Sociology, 2015-
Chair, Publications Committee, Pacific Sociological Association, 2012-present
Interim Director, Serna Center, California State University, Sacramento, 2012-13
Member, Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award Committee, Latina/o Section, American Sociological Association, 2012
Council Member, Race, Gender, & Class Section, American Sociological Association, 2010-13
Co-Chair, Chicano(a)/Latino(a) Faculty and Staff Association, California State University, Sacramento, 2010-present
Co-Chair, Faculty Senate's Committee on Diversity and Equity (CODE), 2008-12
College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (SSIS) Faculty Representative, Academic Advising Center, California State University, Sacramento, 2004-06
PRESENTATIONS AND MEDIA INTERVIEWS
Selected Academic Presentations
“Understanding Mexican Migration and Transnationalism in the 21st Century: An Extended Case Study in Northern California,” Paper presented at the 2014 American Sociological Association Conference, San Francisco, California, August 16, 2014
“A Century of Mexican-Origin Migration and Policy Implications in the United States: A Historical and Intersectional Analyses,” Paper presented at the 2014 National Association of Chicana/Chicano Studies Conference at Salt Lake City, Utah, April 10–12, 2014
“Bracero y Mujeres Trabajadoras del 1942–64” [Guestworkers and Women Workers 1942–64], Panelist paper presented at the Northern California National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) FOCO Conference, Woodland Community College, California, February 22, 2014
“The Mexican/American Border: Are We doing the Right Thing?” Paper presented at the Brainfood Talks event for the UC Davis Retiree Association and UC Davis Emeriti Association, November 14, 2013.
“Multiple perspectives on the Education of Transnational Indigenous Students.” Co-authored paper presented at AERA Conference at Vancouver, Canada, April 14-15, 2012
“Chican@ Faculty in the California State University System: Issues of Representation and Equity.” Paper presented at California Faculty Association Equity Conference at Los Angeles, CA, March 9–10, 2012
“Mi Corrido/My Story: Teaching Ethnic and Race Relations through Students’ Stories.” Paper co-presented with Aya Ida and Elvia Ramirez at the Pacific Sociological Association Conference, Seattle Washington, April 10-13, 2011
“Chicanas/os in the 21st Century: An Emergent Californian Majority in a Minority Status,” Organized/Presided at California Sociological Association, Berkeley, CA November 13, 2009
Selected Community Presentations
Keynote speaker for Educational Fair organized by Mujeres Ayudando la Raza (MAR) at Farm Labor Camp, 777 Mathews Road, French Camp, August 10, 2014
Guest speaker for Project Voice: “Breaking Barriers: Por el Futuro de tu Educacion y tu Comunidad” at Centro Migrante, Stockton, California, July 13, 2013
Guest speaker at the Noche de Ciencias Conference at The Language Academy, Sacramento, California, September 26, 2012
Television and Radio Interviews
Interviewed by BlogTalk Radio host Armando Sanchez about Migration, Deportation of Children, and Policy, 2014
Interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) about Mixteco speaking students and families in Watsonville and Oxnard, CA, 2014
Interviewed by Univision television station about Latino/a college enrollment, 2013
Interviewed by Swedish Public Television (SVT) about Mexican migration, 2012
Interviewed by Univision television station, San Francisco Chronicle, and UC Santa Cruz Radio about higher education, 2010
Guest speaker on radio show "Nuestro Foro" KFCF, 88.1FM on Purepecha Migration, 2009
Guest commentator on Voz y Voto (Univision) on higher education, 2008
Guest commentator on Voz y Voto (Univision) television on Mexican migration, 2007
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