Eréndira Rueda

Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Latin American and Latinx Studies
Pictured: Erendira Rueda

Eréndira Rueda is Associate Professor of Sociology. She also teaches in the Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) and American Studies (AMST) Multidisciplinary Programs. She received her BA in sociology from the University of California at San Diego and her MA/PhD in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley. She is a UC ACCORD Fellow and a Spencer Foundation Fellow.

Her primary areas of research and teaching are the sociology of education, immigration, and childhoods. She is the co-editor of Academic Belonging in Higher Education: Fostering Student Connection, Competence, and Confidence (2023)Her work has appeared in journals such as Children and Society, the Journal of Latinos and Education, and Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education. She has also contributed to edited volumes such as Gender Replay: On Kids, Schools, and Feminism (2023), Why Kids Love (and Hate) School: Reflections on Difference (2018), and The Education of the Hispanic Population (2013).

Professor Rueda directs the Transitions Research Team, which is comprised of first-generation, low-income (FLI) Vassar students engaging in participatory action research on issues pertaining to inclusion and belonging on campus.

BA, University of California-San Diego; MA, PhD, University of California-Berkeley
At Vassar since 2007


Blodgett Hall
Box 519
By appointment only; please email to arrange


EDUC 386 Ghetto Schooling
LALS 386 Ghetto Schooling
SOCI 151 Introductory Sociology
SOCI 386 Ghetto Schooling


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