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Dr. Karen I. Tejada-Pena

Assistant Professor of SociologyKaren Tejada
H 113D


Ph.D. Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York
B.A. Sociology and History (minor), University of California at Santa Barbara


Immigration; Racial/Ethnic Relations; Urban Sociology; Qualitative Methods

Publications (selected):

Dissertation: "Building Political Habitus: A Case Study of the Political Experiences of Salvadorans in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area." 
Angie Y. Chung, Irene Bloemraad, and Karen Tejada. "The Impact of Resources on Organizational and Political Diversity: Korean and Vietnamese American Community Organizations in the U.S." Article under review.

I advise students with interests in:

Social Sciences and in particular, Sociology

Why you enjoy teaching Hillyer students:

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.