What she studies
Victoria Reyes is a feminist sociologist who studies culture, borders, and empires. Most specifically, her interdisciplinary work revolves around questions of territoriality, borders, and legal plurality with keen attention to empire and subjectivities.
To answer these questions, she draws on the fields of culture, global and transnational sociology, historical/comparative sociology, economic sociology, law and society, race/ethnicity, gender, and urban affairs. She also writes extensively on qualitative methods and pedagogy.
She is author of two award-winning books: Academic Outsider: Stories of Exclusion and Hope (Stanford Briefs, an imprint of Stanford University Press, 2022) and Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire (Stanford University Press, 2019). Her award-winning work has also been published in Social Forces, Ethnography, Theory and Society, City & Community, Sociology Compass, Poetics, and International Journal of Comparative Sociology, among other outlets.
Awards and recognitions
She’s received fellowships, awards and/or grants from the Institute for Citizens & Scholars (formerly Woodrow Wilson Foundation), American Association of University Women, National Science Foundation, American Sociological Association, Institute of International Education, Law and Society Association, National Women’s Studies Association, and National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan, among others. She is also a member of the Scholars Strategy Network and SheSource, and has written for The Conversation, the Monkey Cage at the Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed and Los Angeles Times.