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Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky


Assistant Professor
Joint appointment with Law, Societies and Justice Program


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Professional Biography

Carolyn Pinedo Turnovsky is a sociologist and trained in qualitative research methods. Her research examines meanings of race, ethnicity and gender, their intersections with immigration law/policy in the U.S. and the outcomes in shaping people’s daily lives, in particular, their experiences in labor.

Selected Publications

Daily Labors. Marketing Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street Corner. Book manuscript under review.

In the Shadows of Paradise. Testimonies from the Undocumented Immigrant Community in Santa Barbara. Pueblo Education Fund, 2008. (Co-contributor; for more information, see

“A la parada: the Social Practices of Men on a Street Corner”. Social Text, Vol.24, No. 88, Fall 2006.

“Making the Queue: Latino Day Laborers in New York’s Street Corner Labor Markets.” Working Paper Series, No. 98, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego, April 2004.

Teaching and Research Interests

Race, immigration, labor, Latina/o studies and ethnography


AES 461 -- Comparative Ethnic Race Relations in the Americas

AES 498 - Special Topic: Migration,Citizenship & Identity

CHSTU 200 -- Latinos in the United States: Patterns of Racial, Ethnic, and Socio-Economic and Political Inequality

CHSTU 342 -- Working Latinas and Latinos: Changing Sites of Identity in Daily Life

CHSTU 352 -- Latina/o Migrations: A Comparative Analysis

CHSTU 498 - Special Topic: Latinas, Chicanas and Labor

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