Sep 2012 - July 2014

Visiting Research Fellow

Center for Migration and Development (CMD), Sociology Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

Ph.D.  Sociology

Columbia University

Ph.D. Sociology, Columbia University, Thesis: “Dominicans and Mexicans in New York City: Gender, Racialization and Work Incorporation” Professors Herbert Gans and Robert Smith, co-mentors. M.Phil. (1999) M.A. (1995) and B.A. (1989) in Sociology, Columbia University.



Curriculum Vitae


International Migration, Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Latino Studies, Public Health, Housing and Education.
Postdoctoral specialization in education and comparative migration in the US and Europe, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
​Comparative research methods for the study of immigrants and hard-to-reach, vulnerable populations.

Teaching and Research

Norma Fuentes

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Immigrant Mothers and the School Aspirations and Choices of Moroccan Daughters in Amsterdam.  University of Amsterdam, Center for Immigration and Ethnic Studies (IMES).

Sep 2006 - Jun 2007  

Jan 2004 - Aug 2012 

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY.


Associate Director/Research Evaluator

New York City HOPWA’s Health, Housing and Technical Assistance Evaluation Project, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Jul 2008 - Aug 2013  

Co-Princiapal Investigator

New York-Mexico Migration and Remittance Corridor Project, Fordham University- Center for International Policy Studies (CIPS) UCLA-NAID

Aug 1999 - May 2001  

Tienda, Marta and Norma Fuentes. “Hispanics in Metropolitan America: New Realities and Old Debates,” Annual Review of Sociology (forthcoming August 2014). 

Crul, M., J. Holdaway, H. De Valk, N. Fuentes and M. Zaal (2013) ”Educating the Children of Immigrants in Amsterdam and New York,” in Richard Alba and Jennifer Holdaway (editors), The Children of Immigrants at School: A Comparative Look at Integration in the United States and Western Europe (Social Science Research Council). New York City: New York University Press. 

Fuentes, N. (2013) “Spanish-speaking Caribbean Migration in the 20th Century,” in Ness, I & Bellwood, P. (Editors)  Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. 

Fuentes-Mayorga, N. (2011) “Sorting Brown and Black Latino service workers in gentrifying New York neighborhoods. Latino Studies. Vol. 9, 1, 106-125. 

Fuentes, N. (2010) “La Experiencias Emigratorias de Mujeres Dominicanas y Mexicanas en la Ciudad de Nueva York,” en, Emigrantes en Estados Unidos y en Espana: Protagonistas en el siglo XXI.  Tomas Calvo Buezas e Isabel Gentil (editores). Centro de Estudios de Migraciones y Racismo. Complutense University, Barcelona, Spain. 

Fuentes, N. (2007). "The Immigrant Experiences of Dominican and Mexican Women in the 1990s: Crossing Class, Racial and Gender Boundaries or Temporary Work Spaces in New York City," in Caroline Brettel (editor), Crossing Borders/Crossing Boundaries: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration. New York: Lexington Books