Nicole Trujillo-Pagan

Nicole Trujillo-Pagan

Associate Professor

npagan@wayne.edu

2256 FAB (Sociology)

Curriculum vitae

Nicole Trujillo-Pagan

Department

Sociology, Latina/o and Latin American Studies

Nicole Trujillo-Pagan is a qualitative researcher who studies public policy, inequality and socio-spatial 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 and border-crossing practices 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: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

2018. “Sobremesa” talk show, on Wayne State Student Radio (WAYN).


Public Scholarship

"Who Gets to Be A Detroiter and Why Do We Care?"
on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson
1/24/23, https://wdet.org/shows/detroit-today/

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

Scholar-Activist Interviews at:

go.wayne.edu/border-struggles

Citation index

scholar.google.com/citations

Courses taught

 

Sociology
Contemporary Social Theory
Introduction to Sociology
Project Community: Women's Issues
Race Relations in an Urban Society
Race Relations in metro Detroit
Social Problems
Sociological Theory
Sociology of Immigration and Ethnicity

 


Latina/o/x Studies

Learning about Your Community through Research
Seminar in Latino Urban Problems
History of Latinos in the United States
Comparative Studies in African, Asian, and Latin American Cultures
Puerto Ricans and Dominicans: Comparative Perspectives and Contemporary Issues
History of Puerto Rico since 1815
Puerto Rican Communities in the United States: Settlement and Evolution
Institutions of Urban Life and the Latino Experience
Latin America
Emerging Realities and Alternatives for Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in the U.S.
Puerto Ricans in the United States

Courses taught

 

Sociology
Contemporary Social Theory
Introduction to Sociology
Project Community: Women's Issues
Race Relations in an Urban Society
Race Relations in metro Detroit
Social Problems
Sociological Theory
Sociology of Immigration and Ethnicity

 


Latina/o/x Studies

Learning about Your Community through Research
Seminar in Latino Urban Problems
History of Latinos in the United States
Comparative Studies in African, Asian, and Latin American Cultures
Puerto Ricans and Dominicans: Comparative Perspectives and Contemporary Issues
History of Puerto Rico since 1815
Puerto Rican Communities in the United States: Settlement and Evolution
Institutions of Urban Life and the Latino Experience
Latin America
Emerging Realities and Alternatives for Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in the U.S.
Puerto Ricans in the United States

Courses taught by Nicole Trujillo-Pagan

Winter Term 2023 (current)

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021