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Victoria Reyes


Victoria Reyes received her PhD from Princeton University and is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of California, Riverside. She was a 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at University of Michigan and a 2019-2020 AAUW Postdoctoral American Fellow.

She studies culture, borders and empires. She's written two multiple award winning books, Academic Outsider: Stories of Exclusion and Hope (2022) and Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire (2019) and her work has been published in Social Forces, Ethnography, Theory and Society, City & Community, Poetics, and International Journal of Comparative Sociology, among other outlets.

She’s received fellowships, awards and/or grants from the 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 LA Times, The Conversation, the Monkey Cage at the Washington Post, and Inside Higher Ed.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan


  • 2015 
    Princeton University, Sociology