Rosalyn Negrón is a
socio-cultural / urban anthropologist and Assistant Professor at the
University of Massachusetts, Boston. She received her PhD in
Anthropology from the University of Florida in 2007. Prior to moving to
Boston, she conducted research in New York City on language and ethnic
flexibility among first and second-generation Latino immigrants. The
results of this ethnographic research are described in her book, Ethnic Identification among Urban Latinos: Language and Flexibility.
With applications to health, communication, and immigration policy,
among others, her research interests are varied. Broadly, Rosalyn’s work
deals with the social interactional dimensions of ethnicity in diverse
cities. On the one hand, she studies the micro-processes of interaction
that move people through their everyday life and the ways that ethnicity
becomes part of daily practice. On the other, she is interested in how
these daily negotiations of ethnicity take place in and shape people’s
social networks. Her work bridges multiple substantive and
methodological areas, including social network analysis, health
disparities research, and ethnic and racial minority STEM participation.
She has conducted research in Jamaica, Florida, New York City, and
Boston. Rosalyn’s research has been funded by the National Science
Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Ford Foundation.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
June - July 2014