Assistant Professor of Sociology
(Ph. D, University of California – Irvine)
The University of Connecticut
Sociology Dept., Oak Hall, Unit 1068
Storrs, CT 06269-1068
Tel : 860-486-4422
Area of Speciality:
Social Movements; Political Sociology; Race/Ethnicity; Latino Politics; Education; Gender and Sexuality; Qualitative Methodologies
Daisy Reyes is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and El Instituto: The Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut. In a series of research projects, she examines how institutions and organizational settings shape the construction of racial, ethnic, and political identities. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on a comparative ethnography of six Latino student organizations at three different institutions of higher education—a private liberal arts college, a public research university, and a public teaching university—where she interrogates how institutional contexts influence Latino students’ identities, outlooks on opportunity and inequality in America, and participation in collective action. She has also conducted sexuality research examining the ways Mexican-origin mothers convey sexual messages to their U.S. born daughters.
She currently serves on the board of directors for the Sociology of Education Association and the executive committee of the New England Consortium of Latino Studies. She is a 2014-2015 Faculty Fellow of the American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education.
She teaches courses about social movements, political sociology, race and education, and Latinos in the United States. She earned a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in History from the University of California Santa Barbara, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology with an emphasis on Chicano-Latino Studies from University of California Irvine. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Connecticut, she taught at the University of California Merced.
Current Research/Selected Publications:
Meyer, David S. and Daisy Verduzco Reyes. 2010. “Social Movements and Contentious Politics” in Handbook of Politics: State and Society in a Global Perspective, edited by Kevin Leicht and Craig Jenkins. Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research. Springer-Science and Business Media.
Review of Erin O’Brien, The Politics of Identity: Solidarity Building Among America’s Working Poor in Mobilization 14:136-137.