Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology


Cristian Paredes, PhD

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Social Inequality, Latin America, Culture

Office #:  Coffey 430

Phone: 773.508.3460


CV Link: CV_Paredes_Cristian


Cristian L. Paredes is primarily interested in studying the influence of immigration on several social dynamics in U.S. metropolitan areas, and ethnic and racial issues in Latin America using sociocultural and demographic perspectives.  Cristian was born and grew up in Lima, Peru.  He has lived in the United States since 2003.


PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2017 (Sociology)

MA, University of Houston, 2009 (Sociology)

Bachiller, Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru), 1999 (Business Administration)

Selected Publications

Paredes, Cristian L.  2018.  “Multidimensional Ethno-Racial Status in Contexts of Mestizaje: Ethno-Racial Stratification in Contemporary Peru.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 4: DOI: 10.1177/2378023118762002.

Rodríguez, Néstor, Cristian L. Paredes, and Jacqueline Hagan.  2017.  “Fear of Immigration Enforcement among Older Latino Immigrants in the United States.”  Journal of Aging and Health 29(6): 986-1014.

Paredes, Cristian L.  2017.  “Tolerance toward Immigrants as a Dimension of Cosmopolitanism: Explaining Attitudes toward Immigrants in Houston.”  Sociological Spectrum 37(3): 149-70.