Urban Affiliated Faculty Activities

Biographical Sketch of Silvia Dominguez’s Scholarly Activities

Silvia Dominguez an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Human Services and an Associate of the Brudnick Center for the Study of Conflict and Violence, the Urban Health Research Institute, and the Women’s Studies Program. Her research is focused on race relations and immigration, gender, social networks, sexual and gender based violence (nationally and in post-conflict societies). She teaches courses in race, class and gender, immigration, and ethnography.

Silvia’s work appears in publications such as Social Problems, Community Psychology, and Family Relations, and she has a book coming out from New York University Press entitled Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing, and Immigrant Networks. Getting Ahead is a comparative ethnography of Latin-American immigrant women who live in public housing in two Boston neighborhoods that have different histories of race relations. Silvia has developed a framework that relies on networks, individual agency and cultural frames to explain the social mobility of immigrant women living in concentrated areas of poverty. In addition, Silvia is co-editing a book on mixed methods and social network studies with Betina Holstein from the University of Hamburg that is currently under review by Cambridge University Press.

Silvia was part of a team from Harvard Medical School and International Psychiatry that developed the mental health policy for the country of Liberia. Her focus was on sexual and gendered based violence, and she is now working on several manuscripts and grants related to that experience and focus.

Silvia was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship for 2009-2010.


Finalist, Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research, Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work and Family, 2005.

Honorable Mention, Section on Race, Gender, and Class, Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Article Award, American Sociological Association, 2005.

Recent Publications on Urban by Silvia Dominguez

2010 Silvia Domínguez. Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing and Immigrant Networks. New York University Press.

2009 Silvia Domínguez and Isidro Maya Jariego. “Acculturation of Host Individuals: Immigrants and Personal Networks.” American Journal of Community Psychology. 42(3-4): 309-327.

2008 Silvia Domínguez and Amy Lubitow. “Transnational Ties, Poverty, and Identity: Latin-American Immigrant Women in Public Housing.” Family Relations. October, 57(4).

Domínguez, Silvia. (2011) “Fostering Diversity: A Tale of Two Projects.” In Latino(a) Urban Policy edited by David R. Diaz and Rudy Torres. Forthcoming in New York University Press.

Books Under Review

Domínguez, Silvia and Betina Hollstein. Co-editors. Combining Mixed Methods in Social Network Studies. Under Review by Cambridge University Press.

Articles under Review

Domínguez, Silvia. “Race, Immigration, Frames, and Contextual Triggers in Public Housing.” Under Revise and resubmit to the Journal on Race and Ethnic Studies.

Domínguez, Silvia. “Mental Health in Moving to Opportunity Relocated Families.” Submitted to Gender and Society.

Biographical Sketch of Daniel Faber’s Scholarly Activities

Daniel Faber is Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University and Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC). His research is focused in the areas of political economy and crisis theory, environmental sociology and policy, social movements, classical and contemporary social theory, environmental justice, philanthropy, Central America and underdevelopment, climate change, and globalization. He co-founded and worked as Research Director for the Environmental Project On Central America (EPOCA), Earth Island Institute (1984-90), and has published numerous works on the political ecology of Central America. He is also a co-founding editor of the international journal Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, and a participating editor with Latin American Perspectives. He is the author of Environment Under Fire: Imperialism and the Ecological Crisis in Central America (Monthly Review Press, 1993), recognized by Choice Magazine as a “1993 Outstanding Academic Book of the Year on Latin America.” His most recent work is concerned with problems of environmental injustice and equity in America, and includes the edited collection, The Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Environmental Justice Movements in the United States (Guilford Press, 1998) and Capitalizing on Environmental Justice: The Polluter-Industrial Complex in the Age of Globalization (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), which was a finalist for the prestigious C.W. Mills Award in 2009. Dr. Faber has produced a number of major research reports relating to environmental justice, including Green of Another Color, which assesses relations between the foundation community and the U.S. environmental justice movement. Another major study includes, Unequal Exposure to Ecological Hazards 2005: Environmental Injustices in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as the co-edited collection Foundations for Social Change: Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Popular Movements (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). Dr. Faber is a board member of the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT), a coalition of scientists, health professionals, environmental advocates, and labor unions working for a precautionary approach to environmental policy in Massachusetts. In 2006, Dr. Faber received the “Champion for Justice Award,” granted by the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (AHT), and the “Friend of the Earth and Environmental Justice Award” from Salem State College and HealthLink for his “path-breaking leadership and work in Environmental Justice in Massachusetts and beyond.” In 2010 he received the Environmental Sociology Practice and Outreach Award from the Environmental Sociology and Technology Section of the American Sociological Association. He has also received recognition for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and many other organizations for his work in advancing a more transformative environmental justice politics. He is currently working on a new report on climate justice, ecological refugees, and equitable policy approaches for dealing with global warming. Dr. Faber is also a co-founding Board member of the Massachusetts Environmental Justice Alliance (MEJA).

Recent Publications on Urban by Daniel Faber

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Daniel Faber, “The Unfair Trade-Off: Globalization and the Export of Ecological Hazards,” in Leslie King and Deborah McCarthy (eds.), Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action, 2nd Edition (New York: Rowman & Littlefield

Daniel Faber, Capitalizing on Environmental Injustice: The Polluter-Industrial Complex in the Age of Globalization (New York: Rowman & Littlefield)

Daniel Faber, “Building a Transnational Environmental Justice Movement: Obstacles and Opportunities in the Age of Globalization,” in Joe Bandy and Jackie Smith (eds.), Coalitions Across Borders: Negotiating Difference and Unity in Transnational Struggles Against Neoliberalism (New York: Roman & Littlefield), 43-70.

Daniel Faber and Deborah McCarthy, “Neo-Liberalism, Globalization, and the Struggle for Ecological Democracy: Linking Sustainability and Environmental Justice,” in Julian Agyeman, Robert Bullard, and Robert Evans (eds), Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World (London: Earthscan Books), 38-63.

Daniel Faber, “Revolution in the Rainforest,” Ch.10 in Susan E. Place (ed.), Tropical Rainforests: Latin American Nature and Society in Transition (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources), 97-123.

Daniel Faber, “A Revolution in Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development: The Political Ecology of Nicaragua,” in John Byrne, Leigh Glover, and Cecilia Martinez (eds.), Environmental Justice: International Discourses in Political Economy, Energy and Environmental Policy (London: Transaction Book, 2002), 39-70]