Dr. Janet Muñiz

Email: janet.muniz@csulb.edu
Office: PSY-136
Phone: (562) 985–4606
Pronouns: she/her/ella

Main Courses:

  • Migration & Immigration (SOC 358)
  • Latino Populations in the U.S. (SOC 340/CHLS 350)

Research Interests:

  • Latino/a economic life; immigrant communities; ethnic Identity; qualitative methods


  • BA. Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara
  • MA. Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University
  • MA., Ph.D. Sociology, UC Irvine

Selected publications:

Muñiz, Janet. 2023. Conflict and Co-Specialization on Calle Cuatro: How Placemakers Navigate Ethnic Branding. Qualitative Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11133-023-09545-7

Muñiz, Janet, and Kristin Turney. 2019. “Collateral Consequences of Incarceration on Community.” Commissioned for L. Gould and J. Brent, Eds., American Prisons. New York: Routledge.

Turney, Kristin, Britni L. Adams, Emma Conner, Rebecca Goodsell, and Janet Muñiz. 2017. “Challenges and Opportunities for Conducting Research on Children of Incarcerated Fathers.” Researching Children and Youth:  Methodological Issues, Strategies, and Innovations. Eds. Ingrid E. Castro, Melissa Swauger, Brent Harger. Sociological Studies of Children & Youth. (22) 199-221.

Awards and Fellowships

2023      Urban Affairs Association Publishing Fellow

2023      UC Berkeley Institute on Migration Research Methods

2023      Council of American Overseas Research Centers Faculty Development Fellow, Mexico

2022      Summer Institute on Tenure and Professional Advancement, Duke University