Beatriz  Aldana Marquez Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Beatriz Aldana Marquez

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Texas State University

Originally born in Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico, I grew up in Millerton, New York, a small town near the state line of Connecticut and Massachusetts. I received my B.A. in Sociology and Gender Studies from the University of Chicago in 2012, and my Ph.D. in Sociology from Texas A&M University in 2017. I taught at California State University, Monterey Bay from 2017-2018. I began teaching at Texas State University in the fall of 2018.

Subjects: Research Methods

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My research focuses on Latinx Sociology, immigration and deportation, and theory broadly defined. Specifically, I am interested in racial formation theory to address the impacts of deportation on vulnerable communities in the United States. In the past, I conducted a three-year ethnographic study on the charro (Mexican cowboy) using the framework of Thorstein Veblen to address issues of race, class, and gender. My upcoming book From the Peaceable to the Barbaric: Thorstein Veblen and the Charro Cowboy brings into focus this vast qualitative research. Currently, I research the operations of the Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) by examining their detention contracts with the US, their audit system reports, and their death reports from 2008-2015. I have researched ICE’s documented negligence to analyze their use of solitary confinement, the occurrence of sexual assault, low-quality medical care, etc. using qualitative software. I am also interested in researching employees within the deportation apparatus. All my research is interdisciplinary and applies classical and contemporary social theory in a distinctive approach.


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