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