Victoria Reyes
Victoria Reyes

Assistant Professor

Office: 1204 Watkins Hall
Phone: (951) 827-2065
Fax: (951) 827-3330
E-mail: vreyes@ucr.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Website: victoriadreyes.com


Victoria Reyes is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her PhD from Princeton’s Department of Sociology in January 2015 and was a 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. She previously taught in Bryn Mawr College’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department. In 2019-2020 she is on leave as a Postdoctoral American Fellow, funded by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). 

Reyes studies culture, borders, and empire.  Her work is driven by the question of how to understand territoriality in the 21stcentury.  Her book, Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empireis published by Stanford University Press and her work has been published in Social Forces, Ethnography, Theory and Society, City & Community, Poetics, and International Journal of Comparative Sociology, among other outlets. She’s also written for the Monkey Cage at the Washington Post, The Conversation, and Inside Higher Ed. She’s received fellowships, awards, and/or grants from the Institute of International Education, the National Science Foundation, American Sociological Association, National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan, National Women’s Studies Association, Law and Society Association, Hellman Fellow Funds, and American Association of University Women, among others. 



Reyes, Victoria. 2019. Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, PhilippinesStanford, CA: Stanford University Press

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Reyes, Victoria. “Ethnographic Toolkit: Strategic Positionality and Researchers’ Visible and Invisible Tools in Field Research”Ethnography, published online first October 25, 2018: https://doi.org/10.1177/1466138118805121

Reyes, Victoria. 2018. “Port of Call: How Ships Shape Foreign-Local Encounters”Social Forces96(3):1097-118

Reyes, Victoria. 2018. “Three Models of Transparency in Ethnographic Research: Naming Places, Naming People, and Sharing Data” Ethnography (Special issue on innovations in ethnographic research)19(2): 204-226 

Book Chapters

Reyes, Victoria. Forthcoming. “Global Ethnography: Lessons from the Chicago School,” Research in Urban Sociology, Volume 16: Urban Ethnography

Reyes, Victoria. 2018. “Culture and Globalization” In John R Hall, Laura Grindstaff and Ming-Cheng Lo (Eds) Handbook of CulturalSociology(Routledge International Handbook Series) pp 546-554 Abingdon, UK: Routledge

Reyes, Victoria. 2017. “Stigmatized Love, Boundary-Making, and the Heroic Love Myth: Filipina Women Constructingtheir Relationships with U.S.Military MenWithin and Beyond the Legal Framework” in Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot and Gwenola Ricordeau (Eds) International Marriages and Marital Citizenship: Southeast Asian Women on the MoveAbingdon, UK: Routledge, pp 140-157


Selected External

American Fellowship: Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship, American Association of University Women (AAUW); mentor: Min Zhou, Department of Sociology and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles ($30,000)

Distinguished Article Award, ASA Political Economy of the World-System section for “Port of Call: How Ships Shape Foreign-Local Encounters,” which was published in 2018 inSocial Forces

Women of Color Leadership Project, National Women’s Studies Association (competitive participation in a pre-conference, plus free 2019 membership and conference registration)

Junior Scholars Workshop, Law and Society Association (competitive participation in a two-day workshop plus $300 stipend for expenses)

The Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, American Sociological Association and the National Science Foundation, “The Racialized and Gendered Cultural Wealth of Subic Bay, Philippines,” ($8,000)

Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Center for Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan; mentor: Alford A Young, Department of Sociology

Terrence K. Hopkins Graduate Student Paper Award, Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS), American Sociological Association                            

Fellow (Cohort 41), Minority Fellowship Program, American Sociological Association

Selected Internal

Hellman Fellowship, University of California, Riverside, Hellman Fellow Funds ($25,500)

Outstanding Faculty Mentor of Graduate Students Award, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside

Summer, Fall 2018
Blum Initiative on Global & Regional Poverty Faculty Research Seed Grant, University of California, Riverside, “Reading Subic Bay, Philippines: How Poverty, Wealth and Place are Differently Racialized and Gendered Depending on Audience” ($10,994)            

Fall 2018
Center for Ideas and Society, University of California, Riverside, “Writing the Histories of Subic and Clark, Philippines: Forgotten Stories in America’s Global Empire” for participation in the “Contested Histories: How to Write History,” Mellon Advancing Intercultural Studies Seminar ($6,500 for a course release, 1 of 4 faculty participants)

Undergraduate Education Teaching and Learning Grant, University of California, Riverside, “Using Named Public Places in Ethnographies to Teach Social Theories and Methods” ($5,000)

Selected Professional Elected Service

Council member (elected), ASA’s Global and Transnational Sociology section

Council member (elected), ASA’s Sociology of Development section

Member (elected), Awards Committee, Sociologists for Women in Society

Council member (elected), ASA’s Sociology of Culture section

Council member (elected), ASA’s Consumers and Consumption section

Council member (elected), ASA’s Asia and Asian America section

Membership committee chair (elected), ASA’s Community & Urban Sociology section

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