Vanesa Ribas, Assistant Professor

Ph.D. - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012

Areas of Specialization: International Migration, Race Relations, and Work

Email Address: vribas@ucsd.edu
Phone number: 858 534-5006
Office location: 473 Social Science Building



Classes to be taught in 2015-16:

Fall 2015

SOCI 115- Social Problems

SOCG 244- Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

Winter 2016

SOCI 60- The Practice of Social Research

SOCI 139- Social Inequality: Class, Race, and Gender



Vanesa Ribas received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 2002 and her Ph.D. in Sociology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. Her research interests include international migration, race relations, and work. She has conducted ethnographic research on social relations between Latinos and African Americans in the meatpacking industry of the American South. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation, titled “On the Line: The Working Lives of Latinos and African Americans in the New South,” which questions conventional theories of intergroup competition and conflict.