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Louis Esparza

Sociology

Office: King Hall D 3081-F
Phone: 323-343-6348
Fax: 323-343-5155
E-mail: lesparz5@calstatela.edu
Personal homepage: http://www.louisesparza.net
Curriculum vitae





INTRODUCTION

Louis Esparza is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at California State University at Los Angeles. His work focuses on grassroots social movements, their organizations and their strategies. Louis has received grants and awards from the National Science Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Oxfam America and the American Sociological Association. He has previously been a Visiting Scholar at Sophia University in Tokyo, an affiliated researcher at the Luis Angel Arango Library in Bogota, and has also taught on these topics at Stony Brook University and the University of Denver. His research appears in Sociological Forum, Environment & Society, Qualitative Sociology, and Societies Without Borders.

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TEACHING INTERESTS

Latin American Studies; Social Movements; Human Rights; Contemporary Sociological Theory.

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RESEARCH

Colombia; Ethnography; Human Rights; Labor Movements; Democratization; Leadership; Globalization.

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PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Title Date
“Ensuring Economic & Social Rights in the US Constitution” in Sociology and Human Rights: A Bill of Rights for the Twenty-first Century by Judith Blau and Mark Frezzo (eds). Pine Forge. Pp. 35 -56. 2011
“God Can be Funny: Repertoires, Religion and Resistance.” Qualitative Sociology 33(1): 105 – 109. 2010
“Global Movement Coalitions: The Global South and the World Trade Organization in Cancun.” Societies Without Borders 4(2): 226-247. 2009
“To Rise in Darkness: Revolution, Repression, and Memory in El Salvador, 1920 – 1932.” Mobilization. 14(4):513-14. 2009
“Citizenship: Discourse, Theory and Transnational Prospects.” Contemporary Sociology 38(1): 60-61. 2009

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

PhD Sociology 2010

MA Sociology 2006

BA Sociology; Peace & Justice Studies 2003

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