University of Florida

Department of Sociology

SYA7933 - Sociology of Latinos and Latinas in the U.S.


SYD3700 - Minorities in American Society

WST 3930/SYG 2930—Women and Men in Contemporary Culture

WST/SYA 5933 - Feminist Social Science Research Methods

Women of Color in U.S. Society

WST 6936 - Race Perspectives in Women's Studies


Milagros Peña
2014 Turlington Hall

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Milagros Peña




Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies
Associate Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D. Sociology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1990

Areas of Interest: Women's Studies, Social Movements, Race and Ethnic Relations

Milagros Peña is author of Latina Activists across Borders: Women's Grassroots Organizing in Mexico and Texas published by Duke University Press in spring 2007 (awarded a 2008 distinguished book award from the American Sociological Association Latino/a Section), Theologies and Liberation in Peru: The Role of Ideas in Social Movements, published by Temple University Press in 1995, and Punk Rockers’ Revolution: A Pedagogy of Race, Class, and Gender, with Curry Malott published by Peter Lang Publishers in 2004. Recent publications also include: “Latinas, Border Realities, Empowerment, and Faith-based Organizations,” published in 2003 in Michele Dillon (Editor) Handbook for the Sociology of Religion, New York: Cambridge University Press; and “Encountering Latina Mobilization: Lessons From Field Research on the U.S./Mexico Border,” published in James V. Spickard, J. Shawn Landres, and Meredith B. McGuire (Eds.) Personal Knowledge and Beyond Reshaping the Ethnography of Religion New York: New York University Press, 2002. She has an edited book published with Brill Academic Publishing titled Emerging Voices Urgent Choices: Latino-a Leadership Development from the Pew to the Plaza based on collaborative research she conducted on Hispanic/Latino ministry in the U.S. with Edwin I. Hernández and Fr. Ken Davis. Peña.   




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