Alfredo M. Mirandé
Alfredo M. Mirandé

Distinguished Professor

Office: 1219 Watkins Hall
Phone: (951) 827-2931
Fax: (951) 827-3330
E-mail: alfredo.mirande@ucr.edu

Curriculum Vitae


A native of Mexico City and the father of three children, Alfredo Mirandé is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside; he also taught at the Texas Tech University School of Law.  He received a B.S. in social science from Illinois State University; M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of Nebraska; and a JD from Stanford University.  Mirandé was a National Research Council Fellow in ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley; a Rockefeller Fellow in sociology at Stanford University.

Mirandé’s teaching and research interests are in Chicano sociology; masculinity; constitutional law; civil rights; and the relationship among law, race, class, and gender.  He has published numerous journal articles on sociology, law, and ethnic studies and is the author of ten books, including The Age of Crisis (Harper & Row 1975); La Chicana: The Mexican American Woman (co-authored with Evangelina Enríquez, University of Chicago Press, 1979); The Chicano Experience: An Alternative Perspective (University of Notre Dame Press, 1985); Gringo Justice (University of Notre Dame Press, 1987); Hombres y Machos: Masculinity and Latino Culture (Westview Press, 1997); Rascuache Lawyer: Toward a Theory of Ordinary Litigation (University of Arizona Press, 2011); The Stanford Law Chronicles: ‘Doin’ Time on the Farm’(University of Notre Dame Press, 2005);  Jalos USA: Transnational Community and Identity (University of Notre Dame Press, 2014); Behind the Mask: Gender Hybridity in Zapotec Community (a Lambda Literary Award finalist in LGBTQ Studies) published by the University of Arizona Press in Winter, 2017; and Gringo Injustice: Insider Perspectives on Police, Gangs, and Law (Routledge, 2020).

Mirandé is a member of the California Bar and has a small, largely pro bono law practice, specializing in criminal law and employment discrimination.


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