Interdisciplinary Research in the
Social Sciences and Humanities
Latinx Research Center
University of California, Berkeley
Chochenyo Ohlone Unceded Land
Associate Professor, Sociology
Cristina Mora is Associate Professor of Sociology and Chicano/Latino Studies (by courtesy) at UC Berkeley. She completed her B.A. in Sociology at Cal in 2003 and earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University in 2009. Her research focuses mainly on questions of census racial classification, immigration, and racial politics in the United States and Europe. Her book, Making Hispanics, was published by the University of Chicago Press and provides the first historical account of the rise of the “Hispanic/Latino” panethnic category in the United States. This work, along with related articles, has received wide recognition, including the 2010 Best Dissertation Award and the 2018 Early Career Award (SREM) from the American Sociological Association. Making Hispanics has also been the subject of several NPR and national media segments on Census Politics and Latino identity (see links below). Her work has been published in venues like the American Sociological Review, Annual Review of Sociology, Latino Studies, and the Du Bois Review.