Laura Enríquez

Job title: 
Professor, Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Sociology

Laura Enríquez’ principal interest lies in the possibilities and dilemmas inherent in social transformation in Latin America. She has approached this interest through the lens of agriculture, whether in the shape of agrarian reform, food policy, or more general policies related to production in this sector of the economy and those who engage in it.  More recently, her sociological lens has broadened to explore how the lack of such change has led to migration from the region to Europe. Her research sites have been Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela, and Italy, where she has engaged in interviewing and ethnography to study these topics.

Research interests: 

Development in Latin America; Latin American emigration to Europe; rural sociology, political sociology; social movements.