M.A. Sociology, University of Arkansas, 2015
B.A. Sociology and Psychology, University of Texas at Brownsville (now merged into The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley), 2012
Latina/o/e/x Sociology | Race and Ethnicity | Space, Place, and Belonging | (Im)migration and Human Rights | Labor, Work, and Organizations | Community-Based Research | Qualitative Methods
Aaron Arredondo is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology examining the intersections of race, space, and migration across diversifying community-organizational contexts. His work has been published in Ethnic and Racial Studies and Sociological Inquiry. Aaron’s research has received funding from the Labor Research & Action Network and the American Sociological Association. He serves on the ASA Student Forum Advisory Board and the UM System’s Latinx Studies Program inaugural committee.
Awards and Honors:
National Science Foundation, “American Sociological Association Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant” (ASA DDRIG), Spatializing Critical Migration Studies: Racialized Spaces, Labor Rights, and Immigrant Justice Experiences in the Rural Midwest (2021-2022)
Participant Researcher, 2021 Intersectional Qualitative Research Methods Institute for Advanced Doctoral Students (IQRMI-ADS), Latino Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin (Summer 2021)
Student Forum Advisory Board (SFAB) Member, American Sociological Association (2020-2022)
Labor Research and Action Network, “New Scholars Research Grant,” The Nuevo Midwest: Racialized Organizations, Community Life, and Workplace Experiences in a Diversifying Agroindustrial Town (2020-2021)
Missouri Community Development Society, “Donald Watts Littrell Community Leadership Scholarship” (Spring 2019)
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)
Arredondo, Aaron, and Juan José Bustamante. “White Spaces in Brown(ing) Places: Toward the Spatialization of Critical Immigration Studies.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2022.2030485.
Arredondo, Aarón, and Juan José Bustamante. “WhiteSpace, Brown Place: Racialized Experiences Accessing Public Space in an Arkansas Immigrant Community.” Sociological Inquiry. doi.org/10.1111/soin.12273.
Arredondo, Aaron. Growing Up Latinx: Coming of Age in a Time of Contested Citizenship, by Jesica Siham Fernández. Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Arredondo, Aaron. Building Walls: Excluding Latin People in the United States, by Ernesto Castañeda. Contemporary Sociology.
Arredondo, Aaron. How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities, by Japonica Brown-Saracino. Social & Cultural Geography.
Arredondo, Aaron. Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives, and Local Placemaking, by Faranak Miraftab. The International Journal of Conflict & Reconciliation.