Silvia Dominguez

Associate Professor of Sociology
Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Welfare Policy, Boston University

Phone: 617-373-4989
Office: 210N Renaissance Park
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Areas of Research/Interest:

• International Migration
• Race and Ethnic Relations
• Social Networks
• Qualitative and Ethnographic Methods
• Violence and Mental Health


Selected Publications

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Silvia Dominguez. Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing and Immigrant Networks, 2011. New York University Press.

Silvia Dominguez and Tammi Arford “It is All About Who You Know: Social Capital Based Interventions to Eliminate Healt

h Disparities Among Low-Income Populations. Health Sociology Review. 2011.

Silvia Dominguez and Isidro Maya-Jariego “The Acculturation of Host Individuals: Immigrants and Personal Networks.” Community Psychology (2009).

Silvia Dominguez and Amy Lubitow. “Transnational Ties, Poverty, and Identity: Latin-American Immigrant Women in Public Housing.” Family Relations. (2008).


Silvia Dominguez. “Estrategias de Movilidad Social: el Desarrollo de Redes para el Progreso Personal.” Redes. Spain (2004)

Silvia Dominguez and Celeste Watkins. “Creating Networks for Survival and Mobility: Examining Social Capital Amongst Low-Income African-American and Latin-American Mothers.” Social Problems (2003). In 2005, this article was a Finalist for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research given by the Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for work and family. That same year the article also received an honorable mention from the section Race, Gender, and Class from the American Sociological Association for its Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award Committee.

External Affiliations:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Chester Pierce Division on Global Psychiatry
  • Editorial Board, Redes
  • Migration and Immigrant Incorporation Workshop, Harvard University.
  • Ford Foundation Fellow

Courses Taught Undergraduate:

• HS 2350 Ethnic Relations, Cultural Identity and Human Services | Syllabi
• SOCL 4520 Race, Class and Gender | Syllabi

Courses Taught Graduate:

• SOCL 7256 Special Topics: Field Methods in Urban Sociology | Syllabi
• SOCL 7256 Special Topics: Race, Ethnicity and Health