Academics

Douglas S. Massey | Jose de Jesus Hernandez | Rogelio Luna Zamora | Rodolfo Fernandez | Sarah Paoletti


Douglas S. Massey
Douglas S. MasseyDouglas S. Massey is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Formerly he was the Dorothy Swaine Thomas Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is co-author of American Apartheid (Harvard University Press, 1993), which won the Distinguished Publication Award of the American Sociological Association. More recently he co-authored The Source of the River (2003, the first analysis of minority achievement in selective colleges and universities based on a representative sample, as well as the follow up book Taming the River (2009), which examined the determinants of persistence and grade achievement through the first two years of college (both from Princeton University Press.

Massey has also published extensively on Mexican immigration, including the books Return to Aztlan (University of California Press, 1987) and Miracles on the Border (University of Arizona Press, 1995), which won a 1996 Southwest Book Award. His latest two books on immigration are Beyond Smoke and Mirrors (Russell Sage, 2002), which won the 2004 Otis Dudley Duncan Award for the best book in social demography, and Brokered Boundaries: Constructing Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times (Russell Sage 2010).

Massey has also served on the faculty of the University of Chicago where he directed its Latin American Studies Center and Population Research Center. He is also formerly a director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Population Studies Center and chair of its Graduate Group in Demography. During 1979 and 1980 he undertook postdoctoral research at the University of California at Berkeley and Princeton University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1978. Massey is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He is Past-President of the Population Association of America and the American Sociological Association and current President of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. He was recently elected to the Council of the National Academy of Science.
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Jose de Jesus Hernandez
Jose de Jesus HernandezJose de Jesus Hernandez is currently a Professor and Researcher at the University of Guadalajara and in Center for Research and Higher Studies in Social Anthropology.

In 2008 he won one award from Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia with his thesis on “The agave landscape: expansion and aestheticization. Cultural Ecology policy and new forms of creation of value”.

In 2009 he won other award for the same thesis, this time for the Mexican Academy of Sciences. Some of his publications are availables at www.yacatzo.org
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Rogelio Luna Zamora
Rogelio Luna ZamoraRogelio Luna Zamora is currently a research professor at the University of Guadalajara for the Department of Sociology. He received his Ph.D in Sociology from the University of Texas in Austin.

Rogelio Luna Zamora is a research specialist in the history of agribusiness history in tequila and sociology of emotions. He has written several publications on both topics.

Rogelio Luna Zamora currently a member of the National System of Researchers, Level I and is a founding member of Tequila Interchange Project (TIP).
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Rodolfo Fernandez
Rodolfo FernandezRodolfo Fernandez has been part of the National Institute of Anthropology and History since 1976. He is currently a Professor of Investigation Titular C and is a Professor at the University of Guadalajara where he teaches history. He has a Ph.D. in history from CIESAS Occidente and a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Guadalajara.

Among Rodolfo Fernandez projects of investigation and research are studies on the Archaeology of Oaxaca and Western Mesoamérica. He has also done extensive research on regional history of southern Jalisco, the history of Tequila in central Jalisco and anthropological research on nutrition.

One of Rodolfo Fernandez most recent publication in Spanish is, Retórica y antropología del mundo tarasco: Ensayos sobre la Relación de Michoacán. Among his other published work in Spanish are “Culinaria y organización social en torno a la frontera agrícola de México: La comida tarasca en la Relación de Michoacán” (Food, Imginaries and Cultural Frontiers: Essays in Honor of Helen Mcbeth. Universidad de Guadalajara, 2009, pp. 423-436.), “Comida ritual y hábitos alimenticios en el Michoacán del siglo XV” (Historias 71, pp. 27-37. 2010), “A contrapelo de la Revolución. El aguardiente de Agave hace rico a José Cuervo y le da fama mundial” (Pereza, Revolución y desarrollo empresarial en México. Siglos XIX y XX , Oscar Flores, ed., Monterrey -Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, 2011, pp. 87-107).
Rodolfo Fernandez is currently a member of National System of Investigators (SNI), Level I and is a founding member of Tequila Interchange Project (TIP).
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Sarah Paoletti
Sarah PaolettiSarah Paoletti is a Practice Associate Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she founded and directs the Transnational Legal Clinic. From 2003-2006, she was a Practitioner-in-Residence in the International Human Rights Law Clinic at the Washington College of Law American University, where she also taught a seminar on the labor and employment rights of immigrant workers. Her areas of expertise include international human rights, immigrant and migrant rights, asylum law, and labor and employment law. She has written on and presented on the intersection of migration and international human rights, particularly as it relates to the labor rights of migrants, before Committees of the United Nations, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and at different conferences. She served as Senior Coordinator for the US Human Rights Network’s US Universal Periodic Review Process. She was a staff attorney at Friends of Farmworkers, Inc., a statewide legal services program serving migrant workers in Pennsylvania, where she was an Independence Foundation Public Interest Fellow, as well as a Skadden Fellow (1998-1999, 2000-2003), and currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for that Organization. She also serves as President of the Board of Directors of Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (Center for Workers Rights, based in Zacatecas, MX). From 1999 to 2000, she was a law clerk for the Hon. Judge Anthony J. Scirica, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit. She received her JD from the Washington College of Law American University (summa cum laude) in 1998, and her B.A. from Yale University in 1992.
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