Michael Bernabé Aguilera

Curriculum Vitae

 

Department of Sociology

University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-1291

mba@uoregon.edu

Office: 541-346-5059

Fax: 541-346-5026

 

Education

1999                 Ph.D. Sociology, Stony Brook University

1995                 M.A. Sociology, Stony Brook University

1994                 B.S. Sociology, University of California at Irvine

 

Employment

2008-Present    Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Oregon

2004-2008        Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Oregon

2006                 Visiting Professor, Universidad Latina de América. Morelia, México

2002-2004        Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology, Rice University

1999-2002        Turner Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology, Stony Brook University

 

Research and Teaching Interests

Economic Sociology; Social Networks; Social Inequality; International Migration; and Race and Ethnicity

 

Refereed Publications

Beck, Erin; Aguilera, Michael; Schnitz, James. Forthcoming. "Who Benefits? The Interactional Determinants of Microfinance's Varied Effects." Revise and Resubmit with Journal of Development Studies.

 

Rachel S. Shinnar, Michael B. Aguilera, and Thomas Lyons. 2011. “Co-Ethnic Markets: Financial Penalty or Opportunity?” International Business Review 20: 646-658.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2009. “Ethnic Enclaves and the Earnings of Self-Employed Latinos.” Small Business Economics 33(4):413-426.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2008. “Personal Networks and the Incomes of Men and Women in the United States: Do Personal Networks Provide Higher Returns for Men or Women?” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 26(13):221-33.

 

Pre-Tenure

Aguilera, Michael B. 2005. “The Impact of Social Capital on the Wages of Puerto Rican Migrants,” The Sociological Quarterly 46(4): 569-92. (Lead article)

 

Donato, Katharine, Michael B. Aguilera, and Chizuko Wakabayashi. 2005. “Immigration Policy and Employment Conditions of US Immigrants from Mexico, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic,” International Migration 43(5): 5-29. (Lead article)

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2004. “The Effect of Legalization on the Labor Markets of Latin American Immigrants: A Gendered Comparison,” Sociological Focus 37(4): 349-69.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2004. “Deciding Where to Retire: Retirement Location Choices of Formerly Undocumented Mexican Migrants,” Social Science Quarterly 85(2): 340-60.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2003. “The Impact of the Worker: How Social Capital and Human Capital Influence the Job Tenure of Formerly Undocumented Mexican Immigrants,” Sociological Inquiry 73(1): 52-83.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. and Douglas S. Massey. 2003. “Social Capital and Wages of Mexican Migrants: New Hypotheses and Tests,” Social Forces 82(2): 671-701.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2002. “The Impact of Social Capital on Labor Force Participation: Evidence from the 2000 Social Capital Benchmark Survey,” Social Science Quarterly 83(3): 853-74.

 

Catanzarite, Lisa and Michael B. Aguilera. 2002. “Working with Co-Ethnics: Earnings Penalties for Latino Immigrants at Latino Jobsites,” Social Problems 49(1): 101-27.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 1996. “The Effects of Disadvantage in the Residential Choices of Elderly Hispanic Women in the United States,” Family Perspective 30(1): 85-101.

 

Under Review:

Aguilera, Michael B. The Global Horse Trade in the United States: 1981-2013. Revise and Resubmit with Society and Animals.

 

Other Publications

Aguilera, Michael B. 2015. A book review of Kathleen C. Schwartzman’s “The Chicken Trail: Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas” in Contemporary Sociology 44(3) 414-15. 

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2015. “Social Networks and Low-Skill Migration to the United States.” Encyclopedia of Migration. Edited by Frank Bean and Susan K Brown. Springer.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2013. “Ethnic Enclave and the Incomes of Latino Immigrant Works.” Pp. 33-58 in Hispanics in the US Labor Market: Selected Research, edited by Richard R. Verdugo. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2008. “Ethnic Enclave Theories.” Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society, edited by Richard T. Schaefer. NY: Sage Publications.

 

 

 

Pre-Tenure

Aguilera, Michael B. 2007. “The Impact of Anti-Immigrant Sentiment and IRCA on Migration Patterns,” City & Community 6(3): 239-42.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2001. “Labor Markets for Recent Immigrants: A Statistical Portrait.” Pp. 629-640 in The Encyclopedia of American Immigration, edited by J. Ciment. New York: M.E. Sharpe Publisher.

 

Awards, Fellowships, and External Grants

2010                 Summer Research Award ($4,500), University of Oregon

2007                 Junior Professorship Development Award ($750), University of Oregon

2006-07            Kauffman Foundation Grant ($25,000)

2006                 Junior Professorship Development Award ($750), University of Oregon

2005                 Junior Professorship Development Award ($1,000), University of Oregon

2005                 New Faculty Award ($5,000), University of Oregon

2002-04            Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sociology, Rice University

1999-02            Turner Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sociology, Stony Brook University

 

Conference Presentations and Participation

Aguilera, Michael B. 2015. The Global Horse Trade in the United States: 1981-2013. Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. and Kenneth Hudson. 2014. “Discouraged Workers in the United States: Is There a Gender Difference?”  Pacific Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Portland Oregon.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2010. “The Labor Market Outcomes of Formerly Undocumented Immigrants.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2008. “Personal Networks and the Incomes of Men and Women in the United States: Do Personal Networks Provide Higher Returns for Men or Women?”  American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

 

Pre-Tenure

Aguilera, Michael B. 2007. “Ethnic Enclaves and the Incomes of Self-Employed Latinos”

American Sociological Association annual meeting, New York, NY.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2005. Explaining the Gender Gap in the Division of Household Labor: Bargaining/Resource Theory, Time Availability, and Gender Ideology.” Round Table. American Sociological Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. and Michael S. Emerson. 2005. “Inter-Racial and Intra-Racial Trust: The Determinants of Trust.” Pacific Sociological Association annual meeting, Portland, OR.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2004. “Obligation at Work: Social Capital within Mexican Firms and the Earnings of Mexican Migrants.” American Sociological Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2003. “The Impact of Social Capital on Informal Labor Market Participation of Undocumented and Documented Mexican Migrants.” American Sociological Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2003. “The Impact of Social Capital on the Wages of Puerto Rican Migrants.” American Sociological Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2002. “The Impact of Social Capital on Labor Force Participation: Evidence from the 2000 Social Capital Benchmark Survey.” American Sociological Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2001. “Transnational Decisions: Transnationalism and the Adaptation of Immigrants into U.S. Society.” Round Table. American Sociological Association annual meeting, Anaheim, CA.

 

Catanzarite, Lisa., and Michael B. Aguilera. 2000. “Working with Co-Ethnics: Earnings Penalties for Latino Immigrants at Latino Jobsites.” American Sociological Association annual meeting, Washington, D.C.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 1999. “The Social Process of Keeping a Job: Job Tenure of Undocumented and Documented Immigrants.” American Sociological Association annual meeting, Chicago.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 1998. “Job Tenure and Hours Worked of Legalized Immigrants: A Human and Social Capital Comparison.” National Social Science Association annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 1998. “Labor Market Outcomes among Legalized Immigrants in the United States: Human Capital and Social Capital Determinants of Success.” Pacific Sociological Association annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. and Frank P. Romo. 1997. “The Social Embeddedness of Earnings among Legalized Immigrants: Human Capital versus Social Structural Explanations of Income Attainment.” Eastern Sociological Association annual meeting, Baltimore, MD.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 1994. “Extended Families in Five Hispanic Groups: Economic or Cultural?” Southern Demographic Association annual meeting, Atlanta, GA.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 1994. “Demographic Characteristics of Cuban and Mexican Immigrants: 1980-1990.” Campus-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of California, Irvine, CA.

 

Nguyen Quan, Michael B. Aguilera, and Judith Treas. 1993. “Tale of Two Cities: Santa Ana and Westminster.” Gerontological Society of America annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 1991. “The Labeling of Mexican Street Gangs: Conflicts between Mexican Street Gangs and the Orange County Police.” University of California at Santa Cruz Undergraduate Conference, Santa Cruz, CA.

 

Invited Presentations

Aguilera, Michael B. 2009.Social Capital and Ethnic Enclaves: Their Roles in Shaping Entrepreneurship.  UNC Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2008. “Ethnic Enclaves and the Earnings of Self-Employed Latinos.”  Research Conference on Entrepreneurship among Minorities and Women, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

 

Pre-Tenure

Aguilera, Michael B. 2007. Critic of Deflecting Immigration Networks, Markets, and Regulation in Los Angeles by Ivan Light, in “Author Meets Critic” session. Pacific Sociological Association annual meeting, Oakland, CA.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2006. “Mexican Migration to the United States and Global Governance.” Conference on Global Governance, Universidad Latina de América, Morelia, México.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2005. Discussant, “Occupational Differences in Work-Family Arrangements.” Family and Work Section, American Sociological Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. 2003. “The Impact of Social Capital on the Wages of Puerto Rican Migrants.” International Conference on the Latin American Migration Project, Tarcoles, Costa Rica.

 

Donato, Katharine, Michael B. Aguilera, and Chizuko Wakabayashi. 2003. “Immigration Policy and the Wages of U.S. Immigrants from Mexico, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic.” International Conference on Latin American Migration Project, Tarcoles, Costa Rica.

 

Aguilera, Michael B. and Douglas S. Massey. 2002. “Social Capital and the Wages of Mexican Migrants: New Hypotheses and Tests.” Third Binational Conference on Mexico-U.S. Migration. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

 

 

Courses Taught

2004-14            University of Oregon: SOC 305 America’s Peoples, SOC 311 Introduction to Social Research, SOC 407 Honors Seminar, SOC 410/510 International Migration, SOC 444 Race, Class, and Ethnic Groups, SOC 451/551 Social Stratification, SOC 452/552 Contemporary Mexican Migration, SOC 467/567 Economic Sociology, SOC 646 Economic Sociology.

2006                 Universidad Latina de América (Morelia, Mexico): Contemporary Mexican Migration.

2004                 Rice University: SOC 301 Social Inequality.

1997-02            Stony Brook University: SOC 310 Ethnic Relations, SOC 105 Introduction to Sociology, SOC 201 Research Methods.

 

 

Dissertation Committee

Erin A Chaparro, 2004-2006 at the University of Oregon in the Department of Education

 

Comprehensive Exam Committee

2012

       Jesse Lowe

2006

Svetlana Babkova, Mikhael Balaev, Shannon Bell (chair),

Sarah Cribbs (chair), Leon Lucky, Elaine Xiao Sun

2005

Sandra Ezquerra (chair), Maria Ralstin-Lewis

 

Masters Paper Committee

2006

Sarah Cribbs (Advisor), Mark Harmon (Reader)

 

Honors Students

2012-13

       Courtney Argenti

2009-10

       Shanee Mali, Adam Hanby

2006-07

       Rachel Pratter, Rebekah Young

2005-06

Naomi Hernandez, Eduard Tabor

 

Service

2012-14                         Joint Curriculum Community, Chair.  Sixth Year Review for Michael Dreiling, Chair. Sixth Year Review for Patty Gwartney.  Presider for Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference session titled “Demands for Immigrants and Occupational Disparities.” Advisory Editor, Sociological Perspectives.

2012-13             Joint Curriculum Committee (Chair). Advisory Editor, Sociological Perspectives.

2011-12            Admissions and Awards Committee; Advisory Editor, Sociological Perspectives; 3rd Year Review for Ryan Light (Chair).

2010-11            Sabbatical, Promotion and Tenure Committee for Aaron Gullickson

2009-10            Staff Development Committee; Library Representative; General Social Science Committee.

2008-09            Admissions and Awards Committee.

Pre-Tenure

2007-08            Joint Curriculum Committee; Executive Committee.

2005-07            Colloquium Coordinator.

2006-07            Admissions and Awards Committee; Latin American Studies Advisory Committee.

2005-06            Staff Development Committee; Curriculum Committee

2004-05            Joint Curriculum Committee.

 

 

Manuscript Reviewer

American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, International Migration Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Sociology, Journal of Urban Affairs, Qualitative Sociology, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts, and Change, Rural Sociology, Social Problems, Social Science Research, Social Science Quarterly, Sociological Forum, Sociological Inquiry, Sociological Perspectives, The Sociological Quarterly.

 

 

Professional Association Memberships

American Sociological Association

Pacific Sociological Association