Karen Tejada-Pena
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Karen Tejada-Pena

WHY DO YOU ENJOY TEACHING STUDENTS IN HILLYER?

Hillyer students are curious, dynamic, evolve, and care about learning.  Their diverse experiences contribute to a learning environment that engages us all.  I look forward to pass on my love for sociology to the next generation.

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • SYB 110: Introductory Sociology
  • SYB 240: Sociology of Immigration 
  • SYB 250: Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality
  • SYB 170: Introduction to Criminal Justice

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D. University at Albany
  • B.A. UC Santa Barbara

Research Interests

  • Central Americans in the U.S.
  • Immigrants and political mobilization
  • Transnationalism and grassroots work

Selected Publications 

  • Tejada, Karen. 2016. “Activists and Philanthropists: Understanding the Political Habitus of Salvadorans in the D.C. Metro Area.” Interface: a Journal for and about Social Movements 8(1): 97-116.
  • Tejada, Karen. 2016. “Local Actors as Global Critics: Examining Salvadorans’ Transnational Consciousness.” Humanity and Society 40(3): 306-328.
  • Tejada, Karen. 2015. “Transplanting the Organizing Seed: Seasoned Activists’ Political Habitus and the Transnational Social Field.” Latino Studies 13.3.
  • Chung, Angie Y., Bloemraad, Irene and Tejada, Karen. 2013. “Reinventing an Authentic ‘Ethnic’ Politics: Ideology and Organizational Change in Koreatown and Field’s Corner.” Ethnicities 13(6).