Jacqueline Villarrubia | Colgate University - Faculty Directory

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