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

E-mail: cparedes@luc.edu


 Curriculum Vitae

Cristian L. Paredes is primarily interested in the influence of immigration on several social dynamics in US metropolitan areas, and in the multidimensionality of the ethno-racial condition in Latin American contexts of mestizaje (Spanish for ethnic/racial mixture).  He uses sociocultural perspectives to study ethnic and racial issues in the United States and Latin America.  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.  2017.  “Mestizaje and the Significance of Phenotype in Guatemala.”  Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3(3): 319-37.

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

Paredes, Cristian L.  2016.  “The Consumption of Out-of-Home Highbrow Leisure by Ethnicity and National Origin: Attendance at Museums and Live Theatres in Houston.”  Ethnic and Racial Studies 39(7): 1150-69.