Professor Juan Salinas

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Texas A&M University
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Hawaii

Contact Information

Voicemail: 707.664.2469
Fax: 707.664.3920
Office: Stevenson 2084-H

Areas of Expertise:

Immigration, Race and Ethnicity, Latino Sociology, Labor, Mental Health, Inequality, Social Problems

Academic Interests:

My research examines the social consequences of living with an undocumented immigrant status and its impact on labor relations, education issues, and mental health. I am interested in a variety of methodological approaches for data collection and examination of social issues faced by undocumented immigrants. I have conducted research that empirically measures inequality in educational attainment and mental health status for Latino immigrants. My current research involves interviewing employers and immigrant laborers for studying how undocumented status has major consequences for labor conditions. I enjoy teaching and working with students in my areas of expertise.

Courses Offered:

  • SOCI 300: Sociological Research Methods
  • SOCI 310: Sociology of Immigration

Selected Presentations and Publications:

  • Goldsmith, Pat Rubio, Nadia Flores, Cristina Cruz, Bruce Reese, and Juan Salinas. 2017. “Parent’s Undocumented Status, Family Structure, And the Educational Attainment of Mexican and Mexican American Children.” Social Science Research (Revise and Resubmit)
  • Salinas, Juan, Manisha Salinas, and Pat Rubio-Goldsmith. 2017. “Citizenship Status and Duration of Residence on Self-Reported Serious Mental Health for the Foreign Born: Evidence from the California Health Interview Survey.” (In Progress)