Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz

Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz

Associate Professor
Dept of Sociology
Research Expertise and Interest
race and ethnicity, sociology of knowledge and culture, Latinx politics and identify, political sociology, Du Boisian sociology, ethnographic methods, qualitative methods
Research Description

Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz is associate professor in the Department of Sociology.  His current research focuses on the following: 1) the afterlives of anticolonialism and state repression; 2) the transformation of demographic imaginaries and population politics; 3) the racialization of contemporary political trust; and 4) the epistemic and methodological foundations of Du Boisian sociology. In addition, he is actively involved in the building of a Puerto Rican-focused community archive in Humboldt Park, Chicago.

He received my PhD from Brown University, my MA from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and my BA from Northeastern Illinois University. Before coming to Berkeley in Fall 2022, he taught sociology and Latina/o Studies at Northwestern University.

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