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.wordpress.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.

Her research focuses on boundaries; how they are created and remade as well as how they shape inequality in global settings, and she has examined these processes as they relate to leisure migration, cultural politics, sovereignty, and legally plural, foreign-controlled places I call “global borderlands.”

Her work has been published or is forthcoming 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, and Inside Higher Ed, and received fellowships from the Institute of International Education (2006-2007 Fulbright Scholar to the Philippines), the National Science Foundation (2009-2012 Graduate Research Fellowship), and the American Sociological Association (2014 cohort, Minority Fellowship Program)


ReyesVictoria. 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 

ReyesVictoria. 2018. “Port of Call: How Ships Shape Foreign-Local Encounters” Social Forces 96(3):1097-118

ReyesVictoria. Forthcoming, 2018. “Culture and Globalization” In John R Hall, Laura Grindstaff and Ming-Cheng Lo (Eds) Handbook of Cultural Sociology (Routledge International Handbook Series), Abingdon, UK:  Routledge 

ReyesVictoria. 2017. “Stigmatized Love, Boundary-Making, and the Heroic Love Myth: Filipina Women Constructing their Relationships with U.S. Military Men Within and Beyond the Legal Framework.” Pp. 140-57 in Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot and Gwenola Ricordeau (Eds) International Marriages and Marital Citizenship: Southeast Asian Women on the Move. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.


Elected to council of three sections of the American Sociological Association.

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