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Jacqueline Villarrubia

Jacqueline Villarrubia

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Sociology & Anthropology, 413 Alumni Hall
p 315-228-6042


  • BA in Social Sciences, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez
  • MA in Latin American Studies, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • PhD in Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York


Immigration, race and ethnicity, segregation; social inequality; Latin America and the Caribbean


Peer-reviewed Publications

  • “Homeownership Among Puerto Ricans in the Orlando, Florida Metropolitan Area.” Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, 22:1, 155-173 (Special Issue); 2010
  • Denton, Nancy A. and Jacqueline Villarrubia. "Residential Segregation on the Island: The Role of Race and Class in Puerto Rican Neighborhoods." Sociological Forum, 2007;22:1, 51-76.
  • "The Residential Segregation of Puerto Ricans in New York and Orlando." The Latino(a) Research Review, 2007;6:1-2, 119-131.

Manuscripts in Progress

  • “The formation of Hispanic occupational niches in new immigrant destinations and Black/Immigrant competition.” (Under review)
  • “The role of social networks and internal hiring practices in the labor market incorporation of Hispanic immigrants in economically depressed new destinations.” (Under review)
  • "The neighborhood I live in is not nice: Neighborhood conditions and residential incorporation of Hispanic immigrants in an economically depressed new destination.” (Under review)
  • “Blacks don’t like us because we are more hardworking than they are: Exploring Black/Hispanic perceptions in new immigrant destinations. (In progress)

Teaching Experience

  • FSEM 193 (Introduction to Sociology)
  • SOCI 101 (Introduction to sociology)
  • SOCI 210 (Research Methods)
  • SOCI 228 (Immigration to the US)
  • SOCI 312 (Social Inequality)
  • SOCI 318AX (International Migration)


  • Torch Medal for Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship, Colgate University, 2013
  • Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award; University at Albany, 2010
  • Initiatives for Women Karen Hitchcock New Frontiers Award. For doctoral students who show great promise of making a positive, transformational difference in society, 2009
  • Honorable Mention Ford Foundation Dissertation Diversity Fellowship, 2008
  • Participation in Summer Institute on International Migration, Ethnic Diversity and Cities. International School for Humanities and Social Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 2006