Nicole Trujillo-Pagan

Nicole Trujillo-Pagan

Associate Professor

Sociology, Latina/o and Latin American Studies

npagan@wayne.edu

2256 FAB (Sociology)

Curriculum vitae

Department

Sociology, Latina/o and Latin American Studies

Nicole Trujillo-Pagan

Nicole Trujillo-Pagan is a qualitative researcher who studies public policy, inequality and social mobility.

She can be contacted for interviews about:

  • Latina/o/xs in Detroit and the United States (Hispanic Heritage Month)
  • Race and Urban Space

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

 Race and Ethnicity

Research

Black Space, White Borders: Crossing in American Detroit

This book project explains how bordering practices (policing, mapping, place-based investing, checkpoints, etc.) produce race and space. It uses Detroit as a case study and draws on a variety of data, including interviews with Latina/o/x youth living in Southwest Detroit.

*Latinx / LatinX are unspecific. I argue gender neutrality reproduces patriarchal dominance in https://doi.org/10.1057/s41276-018-0138-7. I propose Latina/o/x as an alternative that reflects everyday border struggles.

Education

Ph.D. - Sociology (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Selected publications

Books

Under contract. Black Space, White Borders: Crossing in American Detroit. NYU Press.

Trujillo-Pagán, Nicole. 2013. Modern Colonization by Medical Intervention: U.S. Medicine in Puerto Rico. Brill Academic Publishers.

 

Select Refereed Articles

 

Trujillo-Pagán, Nicole. 2020. “A State’s Right to Make Race through Local Policy: Hispanics, Immigrants and the Shifting Color Line,” Ethnic and Racial Studies.

https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2020.1817518

 

Trujillo-Pagán, Nicole. 2019. “Marking Walls and Borders: Latina/o/x Youth, Graffiti and Competing Visions of Community Development,” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 39, 11/12, pp. 975-994.

https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-01-2019-0027

 

Trujillo-Pagán, Nicole. 2019. “Self-Deportation and Forced Choice as Discursive Maneuver: Force and “Voluntary” Migration,” Language, Discourse & Society.

 

Trujillo-Pagán, Nicole. 2018. "Crossed out by LatinX: Gender neutrality and genderblind sexism," Lat Stud.

https://doi.org/10.1057/s41276-018-0138-7

 

Trujillo-Pagán, Nicole. 2018. “A Tale of Four Cities: The Boundaries of Blackness for Ethiopian Immigrants in Washington, D.C., Tel Aviv, Rome and Melbourne,” Social Identities.

https://doi.org/10.1080/13504630.2017.1418601

 

Cumberbatch, Prudence and Trujillo-Pagán, Nicole. 2016. “Hashtag Activism and Why #BlackLivesMatter In (and To) the Classroom,” Radical Teacher, 106.

https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2016.302

 

Trujillo-Pagán, Nicole. 2014. “Emphasizing the “Complex” in the “Immigration Industrial Complex,” Critical Sociology, 40, 1, pp. 29-46.

https://doi.org/10.1177/0896920512469888

 

 

Public Presentations and Scholarship

Ongoing.

New Books Network

  • https://newbooksnetwork.com/hosts/profile/28e2d01c-8585-4cd5-a88c-120f5e050fe02023.

Scholar-Activist Interviews at:

  • go.wayne.edu/border-struggles

 

2023.

"Who Gets to Be A Detroiter and Why Do We Care?"
on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson
https://wdet.org/2023/01/24/who-gets-to-call-themself-a-detroiter/

 

2018.

“No Shock or Awe about ‘Acting’ LatinX”
http://www.latinorebels.com/2018/02/27/no-shock-or-awe-about-acting-latinx/

“Sobremesa” talk show, on Wayne State Student Radio (WAYN). 

Citation index

scholar.google.com/citations

Courses taught by Nicole Trujillo-Pagan

Fall Term 2023 (future)

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021