Norma Fuentes-Mayorga is an Assistant 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 examined the educational mobility of Dominican and Moroccan girls in the cities of New York and Amsterdam. Her current work examines women-led immigration and brown and black Latino workers manage their race and immigrant status in New York’s informal, service sector jobs. She has authored a number of articles and chapters on the immigrant integration as well as racialization of Dominican and Mexican workers in New York City, including the a new paper on the rising leadership of Latina women within immigrant organizations. She is currently completing her first book, titled “When Women Come First: immigration, gender, race and boundary crossing.”   

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Norma Fuentes

Research Keywords​
Women-led Migration, sorting of brown and black workers in service jobs, solo migrant mothers, housing the undocumented; Dominican, Mexican immigration, racialization, educational mobility, daughters of Dominican and Moroccan immigrants