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

Email: cparedes@luc.edu

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, Sociology
University of Texas at Austin. 2017

MA, Sociology
University of Houston, 2009

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

Selected Publications

Paredes, Cristian L.  Forthcoming.  “Is Openness in Taste Directly Associated with Tolerance? Exploring a Relationship between Openness in Taste in Leisure Consumption and Attitudes toward Immigrants.”  Humanity & Society.  Published online February 22, 2021.

Paredes, Cristian L.  2019.  “Catholic Heritage, Ethno-Racial Self-Identification, and Prejudice against Haitians in the Dominican Republic.”  Ethnic and Racial Studies 42(12): 2143-66.

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.


Voces del Español, program conducted by Dr. Érika Erdely at UNAM Chicago (in Spanish). Interview 63: Ethnic and racial categories in Spanish in the U.S.: https://youtu.be/DRhyvvfyVmY