Making Hispanics: How Activists, Bureaucrats, and Media Constructed A New American

G. Cristina Mora delivered this talk on April 24, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Mora is a professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Currently, Mora is working on new projects that examine how national Latino political organizations in the United States and Spain implement panethnic agendas. She also studies immigrant religion and political mobilization, as well as on Pentecostalism in Latin America.

Her book, Making HIspanics (2014, Chicago), provides a socio-historical account of the rise of the “Hispanic/Latino” panethnic category in the United States. Her work has also been published in venues like The American Sociological ReviewAnnual Review of Sociology and Ethnic and Racial Studies.

Learn more about G. Cristina Mora.

The 2015 ISS conference series showcased world-class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country. Each day of the conference focused on a unique aspect of inquiry, including people in societies, perceptions and reality and the role of social networks in decision making. This conference was co-sponsored by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, the Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for Regional Change.