Aaron Arredondo


B.A. 2012, University of Texas at Brownsville

M.A. 2015, University of Arkansas 

Areas of Study: 
  • Latina/o/x Communities
  • Racial and Ethnic Inequalities
  • Community and Urban Sociology
  • International Migration
  • Space and Place 

Aaron Arredondo is studying how various aspects of community and public space shape the racialization of Latina/o/x in the new immigrant gateways of the Upper South—Northwest Arkansas and Mid-Missouri. His recent manuscript titled “White Space, Brown Place: Access to Public Space in a New Immigrant Settlement” identifies the racial-spatial exclusions produced by a state-of-the-art recreational facility located in the new Latina/o/x neighborhood of Springdale, Arkansas’ eastside. He is currently working on a participatory mapping project in Marshall, Missouri that documents how Latina/o/x newcomers map the barriers to sociocultural integration on the town’s landscape and how they identify the places where they are most likely to engage in formal and informal mechanism of local governance. 

Awards and Honors: 

Cambio Center Student Fellow (Honorary Fellowship), University of Missouri (2015-Present)

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) International Sociology Honor Society President, University of Arkansas (2014-2015)

Select Publications: 

Works Under Review

“White Space, Brown Place: Access to Public Space in a New Immigrant Settlement,” (with Juan José Bustamante), Under Review at Sociological Inquiry.

Editorial Experience

Reviewer, Sociological Inquiry, the official journal of the Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) International Sociology Honor Society, 2017-Present.

Book Reviews

Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives, and Local Placemaking, by Faranak Miraftab. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2016 in The International Journal of Conflict & Reconciliation, 2017.