PhD, University at Albany
BA, UC Santa Barbara
Karen Tejada-Peña is an associate professor of sociology. She teaches Introductory Sociology; Sociology of Immigration; Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality; and Introduction to Criminal Justice.
"Hillyer students are curious, dynamic, evolve, and care about learning," says Tejada-Peña. "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."
Tejada-Peña's research interests include:
- Central Americans in the U.S.
- Immigrants and political mobilization
- Transnationalism and grassroots work
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).