Cristian Paredes, PhD
Title/s: Assistant Professor
Specialty Area: Race and Ethnicity, Immigration, Social Inequality, Latin America, Culture
Office #: Coffey 430
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)
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.