Chris Zepeda-Millan

Chris Zepeda-Millan

Associate Professor

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Chris Zepeda-Millan is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Public Policy and Chicana/o & Central American Studies, with joint appointments in Sociology, Labor Studies, and Political Science. His research focuses on issues related to race, immigration, labor, and political activism.


PhD, Government, Cornell University
MA, Government, Cornell University
BA, Political Science & Chicana/o Studies, Loyola Marymount University


  • Walls, Cages and Family Separation: Race and Immigration Policy in the Trump Era (Cambridge University Press, 2020) with Sophia Wallace
  • Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism
    (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
  • “Do Latinos Still Support Immigrant Rights Activism? Examining Latino Attitudes a Decade After the 2006 Protest Wave.”
    With Sophia Jordán Wallace. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS), 2019
  • “Mobilizing for Immigrant Rights Under Trump.”
    With Sophia Jordán Wallace. In Charting the Resistance: The Emergence of the Movement Against President Donald Trump. Eds. Sidney Tarrow and David Mayer, Oxford University Press, 2018
  • “The Political Effects of Having Undocumented Parents: How Parental Illegality Impacts the Political Behavior of their U.S.-Born Children.”
    With Alex Street and Michael Jones-Correa. Political Research Quarterly, 2017
  • “The Impact of Large-Scale Collective Action on Latino Perceptions of Commonality and Competition with African-Americans.”
    With Michael Jones-Correa and Sophia Jordán Wallace. Social Science Quarterly (SSQ), 2016
  • “Weapons of the (Not So) Weak: Immigrant Mass Mobilization in the U.S. South.”
    Critical Sociology, 2016
  • “Mass Deportation and the Future of Latino Partisanship.”
    With Alex Street and Michael Jones-Correa. Social Science Quarterly (SSQ), 2015
  • “Perceptions of Threat, Demographic Diversity, and the Framing of Illegality: Explaining (non)Participation in New York’s 2006 Immigrant Protests.”
    Political Research Quarterly (PRQ), 2014
  • “Spatial and Temporal Proximity: Examining the Effects of Protests on Political Attitudes.”
    With Sophia Jordán Wallace and Michael Jones-Correa. American Journal of Political Science (AJPS), 2014
  • “Triangulation in Social Movement Research.”
    With Phil M. Ayoub and Sophia Jordán Wallace. Methodological Practices In Social Movement Research. Donatella della Porta (Ed.), Oxford University Press, 2014

Awards & Grants

  • Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award, American Sociological Association’s Collective Behavior & Social Movements Section
  • Ralph Bunche Book Award, American Political Science Association
  • Best Book on Race & Immigration Award, American Political Science Association’s Race, Ethnicity & Politics Section