Norma Fuentes is a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Migration and Development, Sociology Department. She is a board member of Fordham University’s Center for International Policy Studies (CIPS) where she co-directs a research unit on Migration, Gender and Development. Her current research projects compare: 1) Remittances and the social Mobility of Dominican and Mexican Women and their Daughters in New York City, DR and Mexico; 2) The Educational Aspirations and Mobility of Moroccan and Dominican Girls in Amsterdam and New York City; 3) Racial classifications and Gendered Inequality in the Dominican Republic and Brazil. Her recent publications include Sorting Brown and Black Latino service workers in gentrifying New York neighborhoods (Latino Studies. V 9, 1, 106-125) and “The Immigrant Experiences of Dominican and Mexican Women in the 1990s” in Caroline Brettel (editor), Crossing Borders/Crossing Boundaries: Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration. New York: Lexington Books and the research monograph Dominican and Mexican Women in New York City: Racialization and Work incorporation (LFB Scholarly Press, New Americans Series, forthcoming 2013). Dr. Fuentes received her PhD in sociology from Columbia University in 2005 and a postdoctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences Research Council to participate in a cross-national study on ‘the Children of Immigrants in School’ at the University of Amsterdam’s Center for Immigration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) in 2006-2007.
Dr. Fuentes is the recipient of various awards for her migration, gender and education research; among these, the Social Sciences Research Council (2001-2002; 2006-2007); American Sociological Association’s Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (2007); and New York City’s Alianza Dominicana’s Women’s Conference Award (2006). She has served as an elected Council member of the American Sociological Association’s International Migration Section (2007-2009) and of the Latino/a Section (2010-present) as well as served as affiliated faculty and Executive Committee Member for the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program at Fordham University (2006 to 2010).