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Roberta Villalon

Associate Professor and Chair
Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Originally from Mar del Plata, Roberta Villalon was born during the last military regime in Argentina. With a genuine interest in the politics of social inequalities, Dr. Villalon has been actively committed to work for social justice within and across geographical borders. Her background in political science and international relations, together with her expertise in Latin America and Latin American immigrants, has shaped her transnational sociological perspective distinctively.  Publications like Violence Against Latina Immigrants: Citizenship, Inequality and Community (2010), "Latina Battered Immigrants, Citizenship, and Inequalities: Reflections on Activist Research" (2013), "Neoliberalism, Corruption and Legacies of Contention: Argentina's Social Movements, 1993-2006” (2007), and "The Resurgence of Collective Memory, Truth, and Justice Mobilizations in Latin America" (forthcoming), all illustrate her global feminist politics.

Dr. Villalon is an active member of Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), as elected Co-Chair of the Committee of Academic Justice; the International Sociological Association (ISA), as an elected representative of the United States for the Research Committee on Women in Society and a member of the Research Committee on Language and Culture; the American Sociological Association (ASA), as member of the Gender and Sexualities and the Racial and Ethnic Minorities sections; and the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), as a member of the Human Rights, Gender Studies and Latino Studies sections. 

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