Norma Fuentes-Mayorga

Research Keywords​
Women-led Migration, sorting of brown and black workers, immigrant mothers, public housing, undocumented immigrants, Dominican, Mexican, Moroccan women, racialization, racial capital, ambiguous identities, educational mobility, daughters of immigrants, COVID-19 and Latinos, Hispanics.
Norma Fuentes-Mayorga is an Associate Professor in Sociology and Latin American and Latina/o Studies at The City College of New York (CUNY). Before coming to City College, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University; an Assistant Professor at Fordham University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology; and a Visiting Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam.  Her Postdoctoral research has culminated in the publication of a first book manuscript, documenting the migration that is led by Afro-Caribbean and Indigenous women, paradoxically, after joining the middle class in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Dr. Fuentes-Mayorga has authored a number of articles and chapters on the immigrant and labor market experiences of non-white Latinas/os in New York City. She is currently working on a second book project comparing the educational mobility of daughters of immigrants in the cities of Asmterdam and New York and how the access to higher education and the digitalization of society impact their social mobility and ethno-racial identities.    

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