Alfonso Morales, Ph.D.

Education

1993           Ph.D. Sociology, Northwestern University.

Dissertation: Making Money in the Market: The Social and Economic Logic of Informal Markets. Directed by Arthur L. Stinchcombe.

1989           A.M. Sociology, University of Chicago.
1987           M.A. Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas.
1984           B.A. Sociology/Economics, New Mexico State University.

Positions Held

7-11/present      Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Wisconsin – Madison. Affiliated with Chican@/o Latin@/o Studies, Agroecology, Global Studies, Transportation Management and Policy, and the Collaborative Center for Health Equity of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Academic Research Director of the UW USDA AFRI Community and Regional Food Systems grant

9-07/6-11

Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Wisconsin – Madison. Affiliated with Chican@/o Latin@/o Studies, Agroecology, Global Studies, and the Collaborative Center for Health Equity of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

 

1-06/6-07

 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, The University of Wisconsin – Madison.

8-98/12-05

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology (Chicano Studies, the Center for Law and Border Studies, the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies), The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX.

6-96/5-98

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Mexican American Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

6-95/5-96

Ford Foundation Minority Post-doctoral Fellowship.

8-93/5-95

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Assistant Research Social Scientist, Mexican American Studies and Research Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

12-84/12-85

Manager, Casa San Martin de Porres, Sanctuary, Dallas TX.

 

Research Publications

Books

Butler, John S., Alfonso Morales and David Torres, (editors). 2009. An American Story: Mexican-American Entrepreneurship & Wealth Creation.  West Lafayette, Purdue University Press, (204 pages).
Cross, John and Alfonso Morales, (editors). 2007. Street Entrepreneurs: People, place, and politics in local and global perspective. New York and Oxford, Routledge, (312 pages).

Morales, Alfonso, (editor). 2003. Renascent Pragmatism: Studies in Law and Social Science. Surrey: Ashgate, (278 pages).

Journal Articles

*Morales, Alfonso and Lindsey Day-Farnsworth. Scaling up for Regional Food Distribution. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. 2(1): 1-21.
*Morales, Alfonso. 2011. “Public Markets: Prospects for Social, Economic, and Political Development.” Journal of Planning Literature. 26(3): 3-17.
*Morales, Alfonso. 2010. “Planning and the Self-Organization of Marketplaces.” Journal of Planning Education and Research. 30(2): 182-197.
*Morales, Alfonso and Gregg Kettles. 2009. “Healthy Food Outside: Farmers’ Markets, Taco Trucks, and Sidewalk Fruit Vendors.” Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy. 26(1): 20-48.
*Grant, Don, Alfonso Morales and Jeff Sallaz. 2009. “Pathways to Meaning: A New Approach to Studying Emotions at Work.” American Journal of Sociology. 115(2): 327-364.
*Morales, Alfonso. 2009. “Public Markets as Community Development Tools.” Journal of Planning Education and Research. 28(4): 426-440.
*Morales, Alfonso. 2009. “A Social Currency Approach to Improving the Health Related Quality of Life for Migrant Workers.” Journal of Southern Rural Sociology. 24(1): 92-112.
*Fernandez, Leticia and Alfonso Morales. 2007. “Language and Use of Cancer Screening Services among Border and Non-Border Hispanic Texas Women.” Ethnicity and Health. 12(3): 245-63.
*Morales, Alfonso. 2003. “A Pragmatist Position on (Re)Constructing Latin American Socio-Legal Studies.” Beyond Law. 9: 169-190.
*Morales, Alfonso. 2002. “Radio Mercado: Station Format and Alternative Models of the Audience in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region.” Journal of Borderlands Studies. 17(1): 79-102.
*Morales, Alfonso. 2001. “Policy from Theory: A Critical Reconstruction of Theory on the ‘Informal’ Economy.” Sociological Imagination. 38(3): 190-203.
*Morales, Alfonso. 2000. “Peddling Policy: Street Vending in Historical and Contemporary Context.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 20(3/4): 76-99. 
*Balkin, Steve and Alfonso Morales. 2000. “Linking Street Vendors to the Internet.” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 20(3/4) 99-122.
*Morales, Alfonso. 1998. “Income Tax Compliance and Alternative Views of Ethics and Human Nature.” Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy. 1(3): 380-400.
Morales, Alfonso. 1997. “Epistemic Reflections on the Informal Economy.” The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 17(3/4): 1-17.
Morales, Alfonso. 1997. “Uncertainty and the Organization of Street Vending Business.” The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 17(3/4): 191-212.
*Morales, Alfonso, Steve Balkin and Joe Persky. 1995. "The Value of Benefits of a Public Street Market: The Case of Maxwell Street." Economic Development Quarterly. 9(4): 304-320.

Debate in this journal over this paper:

Rhonda Halperin, “The Use of Economic Anthropology in Economic Development.” Economic Development Quarterly. 9(4): 321-322.

Wim Wiewel, “The Use of Economic Analysis in Public Policy.” Economic Development Quarterly. 9(4): 324-326.

Morales, Alfonso, Steve Balkin and Joe Persky. 1995. “Contradictions and Irony in Policy Research on the Informal Economy: A Reply.”  Economic Development Quarterly. 9(4): 327-330. 
Book Chapters

Covert, Mathew and Alfonso Morales, 2013. “Successful Social Movement Organizing and the Formalization of Food Production.” In The Informal City: Settings, Strategies, Responses edited by Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris and Vinit Mukhija, Cambridge, MIT Press.

Morales, Alfonso. 2012. “Understanding and Interpreting Tax Compliance Strategies Among Street Vendors.” Chapter 5 in The Ethics of Tax Evasion: Perspectives in Theory and Practice. Robert McGee, (editor). Springer, New York & Dordrecht, (pp 83-106).
Morales, Alfonso. 2011. “Growing Food AND Justice: Dismantling Racism through Sustainable Food Systems.” Chapter 7 in Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability. Allison Alkon and Julian Agyeman, (editors). Cambridge: MIT University Press.
Morales, Alfonso. 2011. “Contentious People and Community Ditches: Allocating Water in Northern New Mexico.” In Voces de la Tierra: Four Hundred Years of Acequia Farming in the Rio Arriba Bioregion, 1598-1998. Devon Peña (editor). Tucson, University of Arizona Press.  Under Contract.
Morales, Alfonso. 2009. “A Woman’s Place is on the Street: Purposes and Problems of Mexican American Women Entrepreneurs.” In Wealth Creation and Business Formation Among Mexican-Americans: History, Circumstances and Prospects. John S. Butler, Alfonso Morales, and David Torres, (editors). West Lafayette, Purdue University Press, (pp 99-125).
Butler, John S., Alfonso Morales and David Torres. 2009. “Introduction: An American Story: Mexican American Entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation.” In Wealth Creation and Business Formation Among Mexican-Americans: History, Circumstances and Prospects. John S Butler, Alfonso Morales, and David Torres, (editors). West Lafayette, Purdue University Press, (pp 1-7).
Butler, John S., Alfonso Morales and David Torres. 2009. “Conclusion: Concluding Thoughts and Call For Future Research.” In Wealth Creation and Business Formation Among Mexican-Americans: History, Circumstances and Prospects. Butler, John S., Alfonso Morales and David Torres, (editors). West Lafayette, Purdue University Press, (pp 197-202).
Morales, Alfonso. 2007. “Conclusion: law, deviance and defining vendors and vending.”  In Street Entrepreneurs: People, Place, & Politics in Local and Global Perspective. John Cross and Alfonso Morales, (editors). Oxford: Routledge, (pp 262-269).
John Cross and Alfonso Morales. 2007. “Introduction: locating street markets in the modern/postmodern world.” In Street Entrepreneurs: People, Place, & Politics in Local and Global Perspective, John Cross and Alfonso Morales, (editors). Oxford: Routledge, (pp 1-14).
Morales, Alfonso and Leticia Fernandez. 2006. “The Social Origins and Prospects for Mobility of Recent Mexican Law School Graduates.”  In Del gobierno de los abogados al imperio de las leyes. Estudios sociojurídicos sobre educación y profesión jurídicas en el México contemporáneo. (From Governance by Lawyers to the Rule of Law: Socio-legal studies of education and Law in Contemporary Mexico). Hector Fix-Fierro (editor).  Mexico City. Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico Press, (pp 93-114).
Morales, Alfonso. 2005.  “Radio Mercado: Electronic Mercados in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region.” In Mass Media Systems in a Multi-cultural World. Guy Meiss and Alice Tait, (editors). Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, (pp 59-80).
Morales, Alfonso. 2003. “A Pragmatist Position on (Re)Constructing Latin American Socio-Legal Studies.” Reprint of J8. Translated into Spanish and published in Law and Society in Latin America: Toward the Consolidation of Critical Legal Studies. Mauricio García Villegas and César Rodríguez, (editors). Bogota: ILSA/National University of Columbia (pp 103-126).
Morales, Alfonso. 2003. “Pragmatism as a Discipline: (Re)Introducing Philosophy to Law and Social Science.” In Renascent Pragmatism: Studies in Law and Social Science. Alfonso Morales (editor). Surrey: Ashgate Press, (pp xi-xxiv).
Morales, Alfonso and Robert Jimenez. 2003. “A Pragmatist Theory of Social Movement Leadership.” In Renascent Pragmatism: Studies in Law and Social Science. Alfonso Morales (editor). Surrey: Ashgate Press, (pp 198-219).
Morales, Alfonso, Marco Delgado and Elizabeth Carson.  2003. “Succeeding by Six: The Training Parents are Requesting for Supporting their Children in South and South Central El Paso.” In Digame: Policy and Politics in the Texas Border. Dennis Soden, Christine Brenner, and Irasema Coronado, (editors). Dubuque: Kendall Hunt Publishing, (pp 241-258).
Morales, Alfonso. 1998. “Income Tax Compliance and Alternative Views of Ethics and Human Nature.”  Reprint of J13. In The Ethics of Tax Evasion. Robert W. McGee (editor). Dumont NJ: The Dumont Institute for Public Policy Research, (pp 242-258). 

Review Essay

Morales, Alfonso. 1998.  “Pragmatism’s Mundanity: Epistemic Foundations for a Practicing Socio-legal Science.”  Review essay of the book, Realistic Socio-Legal Theory, by Brian Tamanaha. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Law and Society Review. 32(2): 493-514.

Book Reviews

Morales, Alfonso. 2011. Review of The New Entrepreneurs: How Race, Class, and Gender Shape American Enterprise by Zulema Valdez, Palo Alto, Stanford University Press, 2011. Journal of Anthropological Research 68(1): tbd

Morales, Alfonso. 2011. Planning Specific Re-Review of The New Entrepreneurs: How Race, Class, and Gender Shape American Enterprise by Zulema Valdez, Palo Alto, Stanford University Press, 2011. Journal of the American Planning Association. tbd

Morales, Alfonso. 2011. Review of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security in an Era of Oil Scarcity by Julia Wright. London: Earthscan. Journal of Planning Education and Research. 30(2): 215-17.
Morales, Alfonso. 2010. Review of Human Organizations and Social Theory.  Murray J. Leaf.  Champaign-Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.  Journal of the American Planning Association. 76(1): 131-32.
Morales, Alfonso. 2008. Review of Out of the Shadows: Political Action and the Informal Economy in Latin America. Patricia Fernandez-Kelly and Jon Shefner, (editors).  University Park, PA: Penn State University Press. American Journal of Sociology. 114(1): 250-252.
Morales, Alfonso. 2007.  Review of The Modern Art of Dying: A History of Euthanasia in the United States. By Shai J. Lavi. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Law and Society Review. 41(2): 498-500.
Morales, Alfonso. 1996.  Review of Critical Race Theory. By Richard Delgado (editor). Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Contemporary Sociology. 25(3): 388-89.
Morales, Alfonso. 1994.  Review essay titled: "Household Provisioning and Rationalization Processes."  Review of two books, Beyond Regulation: The Informal Economy in Latin America. Victor E. Tokman (editor). Boulder, CO: Rienner and Creating and Transforming Households. Joan Smith and Immanuel Wallerstein, et al.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Contemporary Sociology.  23(4): 553-55. 
Morales, Alfonso. 1994. Review of Risk: A Sociological Theory. By Niklas Luhmann and Rhoades Barrett. American Journal of Sociology. 100(1): 303-05.

 

Minor Publications (edited journals, working papers, policy reports, etc.)

Boyle, Elizabeth, Bryna Bogoch, Jeff Handmaker, Alfonso Morales, and Christine Parker. November 2011. Interdisciplinary Academic Websites: What Can the Law & Society Association Learn? A report from the Publications Committee to the Board of Trustees, 9pp.

Morales, Alfonso. 2010. “Social Currency: A Tool to Empower Migrant Workers.” Progressive Planning Magazine. Summer, 184: 17-19.

Morales, Alfonso and Mukherji Nina, 2010. “Zoning for Urban Agriculture.” Zoning Practice. 26(3): 1-8.
Morales, Alfonso and Lindsey Day-Farnsworth. 2009. “Satiating the Demand: Planning for Alternative Models of Regional Food Distribution.” University of Wisconsin – Urban and Regional Planning, Working Paper 2009-1.
Morales, Alfonso, and Gregg Kettles. 2009. “Zoning for Public Markets and Street Vendors.” Zoning Practice. 25(2): 1-8.
Morales, Alfonso. 2009. Public Markets in the “Race to the Top.” Policy Report. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, December.
Morales, Alfonso. 2008. “Two Cents’ Worth.” Planning Magazine. 74(9): 16.
John Cross and Alfonso Morales. 2007. “Preface and acknowledgements.” In Street Entrepreneurs: People, Place, & Politics in Local and Global Perspective. John Cross and Alfonso Morales, (editors). London, Routledge (pp xix-xxii).
Morales, Alfonso. 2006. New Maxwell Street Market: It’s Present and Future. Maxwell Street Foundation.
Morales, Alfonso and Roberto Pedace. 2005. “The Economic Assimilation of Latinos.” In Encyclopedia Latino: History Culture, Society. Ilan Stavans (editor). New York, Grolier (pp 156-59).
Morales, Alfonso and Roberto Pedace. 2005. “The Economic Assimilation of Latinos.” Revised and lengthened version of M12). Hispanic Association for Corporate Responsibility.Washington DC.
Morales, Alfonso. 2005. “Social Currency and the Collective Quality of Life.”  A report prepared based on grants earned from the Ford Foundation and Texas Tech/UTEP.  http://academics.utep.edu/cce
Morales, Alfonso and Marco Delgado. 2001. “What Community Members Need to Help Children Succeed: El Pasonans requests for Training to Enrich Children’s Lives.” United Way, Success by Six Program.
Morales, Alfonso. Editor. 2001. Special Issue on the Informal Economy. Sociological Imagination. 38(3).
Morales, Alfonso and John Cross, (editors). 2000. Testingthe Boundaries of the Informal Sector. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 20(9–10).
Morales, Alfonso and Steve Balkin, (editors). 2000. The Informal Economy: Concepts and Culture. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 20(1–2).
Morales, Alfonso. 1997.  “The Spirit of Property.” Center for Land Grant Studies. The University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Morales, Alfonso. Editor. 1997. The Informal Economy. The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 17(3/4).
Morales, Alfonso.  1991.  “Institutionalizing Informal Economic Resources:  The Case of Property in Chicago’s Maxwell Street Market.”  American Bar Foundation, ABF Working paper 9125.
Morales, Alfonso. 1991.  “Tax Problems of New Immigrants:  Merchants of Chicago’s Maxwell Street Market.”  American Bar Foundation, ABF Working paper 9126.

Research and Publications in Progress

Publications Under Review

*Huerta, Alvaro and Alfonso Morales. “Defying the Odds: Latino Gardeners Organizing for Justice.” Revise and Resubmit at Aztlan: A Journal of Chicana/o Studies.

Publications in preparation for submission in calendar year 2012

Parsons, Megan and Alfonso Morales. Farmers' Markets and Food Access: The Role of Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs.” For submission to the Journal of Extension

Morales, Alfonso. “Regulating Urban Agriculture.” For submission to the Journal of the American Planning Association

Morales, Alfonso and Lindsey Day-Farnsworth. “Zoning Options for Healthy Food.” For submission to the Journal of the American Planning Association or another top planning journal.

Morales, Alfonso. “On Wicked Opportunities.” For submission to the Journal of the American Planning Association

Morales, Alfonso. “Poultry Production to Empower Immigrants and Communities.” For submission to Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts.

Morales, Alfonso and Gregg Kettles.  They Break the Law: Myths and Realities of Food Trucks in New York City. For submission to the Law and Society Review.

Morales, Alfonso. “Street Merchants and Supply Chain Management.” For submission to Economic Development Quarterly or another top journal.

Morales, Alfonso and Barry Orton. “The Politics of Farmers’ Markets: The Many Facets of Developing a Marketplace - The Case of the Westside Community Market, Madison, WI.” For submission to a planning journal

Morales, Afonso. and Jon Eckhardt, “Contradictory goals or successful blend? Market and community logics in fourth sector organizations,” For submission to Administrative Science Quarterly or another top business/planning/social science journal.

 

Books in preparation

The Marketplace Pattern Book: Designs to Achieve Economic, Political and Social Goals. Monograph.
City Farms to City Markets: Farmers, Merchants, and Markets in Urban Agriculture. An edited book proposal under review at MIT Press.

 

Electronic Publications

The Food Glossary Wiki: This Wiki and its companion annotated bibliography were initiated as a class project for Urban and Regional Planning 711, Markets and Food Systems, at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is administered by JAFSCD. This Wiki aims to present a comprehensive guide to all food system and agriculture development–related terms. Taken from its definition, a food system is "a dynamic structure consisting of the production, distribution, acquisition, consumption and disposal of food." The wiki is a living collection of scientific, political, and popular words, terms, and acronyms: all things food systems-related. It is our hope that these terms provide an accurate, normative overview of some everyday and some not-so-common phrases about this growing field.

Open-Air Market Net: The World Wide guide to Farmers’ markets, Street markets, Flea Markets and Street vendors, initiated with Steve Balkin, Roosevelt University, currently co-edited with Gregg Kettles, Mississippi College of Law, URL:http://www.openair.org/.  This webpage is for international scholarly research, teaching and service work on street vendors and street vending.  Students and faculty colleagues contact us regularly to discuss research projects.  The page has been visited from almost every country in the world.  The page serves as a forum for the exchange of research and ideas, which results in a variety of scholarly publications, for myself, and others.

 

Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Co-Investigator, or Consultant

Funded

2011     U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration.  Making Multimodal Freight Systems Work for Economic Recovery and Quality of Life. Collaborator and subproject PI $3.5million.

2011     Center for Freight Infrastructure, Research and Education. Maximizing Freight Movements in Local Food Markets – Phase Two. Co-Investigator, $76,000

2011     Local Government Commission/ New Partners for Smart Growth. Travel Grant, $1000.

2010     USDA - Agriculture and Food Research Initiative. Evaluating Innovation and Promoting Success in Community and Regional Food Systems. Project Co-Director with Principle Investigator Steve Ventura. $4.9 million.

2009     National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity. Street Vending and Street Food Against Obesity. $25,000. (Co-Consultant with Gregg Kettles).

2008     Lincoln Land Institute. Race to the Top Initiative. Roles Public Markets Play in Economic and Community Development. $10,000.

2002     Ford Foundation. Research on Time Dollars as a Measure and Tool for Developing Social Capital. $300,000.

 

Non-Research Grants in Outreach

2011     USDA - Small Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grant Program. Growing Spring Rose Cooperative: Technical Assistance for and by the Co-op’s Farmer Members. Grant writing and Technical Assistance Consultant to Spring Rose Cooperative, a project of the Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability. $198,400.

2010     USDA - Small Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grant Program. Growing Spring Rose Cooperative: Technical Assistance for and by the Co-op’s Farmer Members. Grant writing and Technical Assistance Consultant to Spring Rose Cooperative, a project of the Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability. $197,000.

Funded Intramural Research

2011     Morgridge Match Challenge Grant. Creation of Nine County Strategic Regional Renewable Energy Plan with Collaborative Service Learning for Southwest Wisconsin. $48,000.

2011     Treves, A., Kloppenburg, K., Morales, A., Posner, J., Delehanty, J. and Tai, S. Co-Investigators of, Strengthening the social and biological diversity of agro-ecosystems challenged by globalized agriculture, Proposal to the International Institute Program of Research Circles. $64,000.

2009     University of Wisconsin-Madison, Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) International Collaboration Grant. Fostering Research on Street Markets. $1,500.

2008     University of Wisconsin-Madison, Global Studies Faculty Development Grant. Street Vendors, Street Markets, and Openair.org: Interweaving Applied and Basic Research with Activist and Policy Making Communities. $600.

2008     Baldwin Idea Grant, Local and Regional Food Distribution. Co-investigator with Brent McCown and Michelle Miller, $106,042.

2002     The University of Texas at El Paso, College of Health Sciences (Sub-contract from Health Resources and Services Administration). Migrant Workers and Time dollars. $34,698.

1994     University of Arizona, Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Initiative. Mini-grant to establish bibliography for borderlands toxic waste issues. $750.

Honors and Awards

2011     Issue Based Team Award given to the team I led on Food Distribution, Justice and Equity at the USDA Making Good Food Work Conference, Detroit.

2008     Selected – but did not accept – the DoIT Engage Adaptation Award Advisory Group, University of Wisconsin – Madison.

2007     Pfaehler Award of Excellence in Teaching, University of Wisconsin – Madison.

2006     Pfaehler Award of Excellence in Teaching, University of Wisconsin – Madison.

2001     Teaching and Service Award, Latina/o section of the American Sociological Association.

2000     Certificate of Appreciation from the Faculty of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

2000     Certificate from the University of Texas at El Paso for Mentoring in the Institute for Community Based Teaching and Learning.

1999     Certificate from the University of Texas at El Paso for Mentoring in the Institute for Community Based Teaching and Learning.

1999     Certificate of Appreciation from the Diocese of El Paso Office of Migration Refugee Services.

1997     Certificate of Appreciation from the Graduate College at the University of Arizona for Mentoring.

1996     Certificate of Appreciation from the Graduate College at the University of Arizona for Mentoring.

1996     Certificate of Appreciation from the Inter-University Program for Latina/o Research.

1992     Law and Society Association, Summer Institute.

1990     American Bar Foundation, Minority Dissertation Fellowship, 1990-1992, $12,000/year plus other benefits.

1987     Committee on Institutional Cooperation, graduate school fellowship, 1987-1989, $10,000/year plus benefits, four years.

1987     University of Chicago Trustee Fellowship, $10,000/year four years (awarded, but not accepted).

1984     New Mexico State University, Outstanding Chicano Graduate in Sociology.

Presentations
Invited

2012     “Resurgent Marketplaces: Chicago’s Maxwell Street Market and the Realities of Economic, Social and Political Development” for the conference “Informal Market Worlds” organized by Teddy Cruz from UCSD's Center for Urban Ecologies and Helge Mooshammer Vienna University of Technology Institute of Art and Design, February 16/17 San Diego CA.

2012     “Zoning and Planning for Urban Agriculture.” Live audio conference January 25, 2012, for Lorman Education Services, materials co-prepared with Jessica Moths and Ursula Brandt.

2011     “Planning for EmPowerment: Street Vending and Marketplaces.” At the conference, Power: Present Predicaments in urban planning and architecture. Taubman College of Architecture and Planning – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, October.

2011     “How Do We Know Urban Agriculture is Working?” for the annual conference of the Congress for New Urbanism, June, Madison WI.

2011     “Immigration and Refugees,” February.  Madison, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Alternative Break orientation.

2011     “The Latest on Latino Demographics in Dane County.” For the Mexican Immigration Symposium at Centro Guadalupe, an office of the Diocese of Madison, WI.

2011     “Regulatory Options for Street Vendors and Markets.” For the School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University, February, New York, NY.

2010     “On the Border: A Breakdown of the Border for Alternative Breakers Wanting to Build Up Better Lives,” December.  Madison, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Alternative Break orientation for trip to San Juan, Texas, La Union del Pueblo Entero.

2010     “Marketplaces and Community Economic Development,” November. Chicago, University of Illinois – Chicago, Great Cities Institute.

2010     International Municipal Lawyers Association, May. New Orleans LA, (delayed to May 2011).

2010     Ford Foundation Conference as a panelist for the session for Pre-doctoral fellows, September. Irvine CA.

2010     Contesting the Streets Conference, May. Los Angeles, Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, UCLA.

2010     “Improving Student Learning Through the Integration of Academic and Career Content,” April. Teaching and Learning Symposium University of Wisconsin – Madison WI.

2010     “Public Markets in Socio-Legal Context,” March. Webinar for the Codes Enforcement Section of the International Municipal Lawyers Association.

2009     “Street Markets and Nightlife,” November. Plenary panel for the Responsible Hospitality Institute. Austin, TX.

2009     “Public Markets and Neighborhood Development.” November. City of Madison, Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable.

2009     Department of Health and Human Sercices-Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Professions Capacity Building Conference, October. Orlando FL.

2009     “Dynamic Distribution Systems,” March. For the Wisconsin Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes, Madison, WI.

2009     “What We Mean When We Say We’re Scaling Up the Food System,” April. Community Food Security Conference. Des Moines, IA.

2009     “The Benefits of Public Markets,” September. For the “Race to the Top” colloquia sponsored by the Lincoln Land Institute.

2009     “Street Markets: Using the Market to defend against Factor Markets,” May. For the workshop: Urban Street Vending: Economic Resistance, Integration, or Marginalization. Center for Metropolitan Studies: Berlin Technical University, Berlin, Germany.

2009     “Markets and Social Life,” April. Project for Public Spaces, triannual conference on Public Markets. San Francisco, CA.

2008     “Planning for Mobile Vendors,” March. Technical Assistance webinar for the organization, Planning for Healthy Places: A project of Public Health Law & Policy.

2008     “A Woman’s Place is on the Street: Purposes and Problems of Mexican American Women Entrepreneurs,” May. For the conference "An American Story: Mexican-American Entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation," Austin, TX.

2008     “Food System Planning,” September. At the Upper Midwest Planning Conference, Madison, WI.

2006     Ford Foundation Conference, September, Washington DC. Panelist for two sessions: 1. Special interest session on Public Advocacy and 2. Workshop for Sciences and Quantitative Social Sciences at the Junior Faculty Level.

2005     Respondent to the “Speed Researching” workshop hosted by the Diversity Committee of the Law and Society Association, May. Annual meeting of the LSA, Las Vegas, NV.

2005     “On the Job Market and Surviving the Early Years of Academic Life,” May. Annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, Las Vegas, NV.

2005     “How is Graduate School Different from Your First Job?” June. Summer Research Opportunity Conference sponsored by the Committee for Institutional Cooperation, Madison, WI.

2004     “Making Order in the Market,” October. Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Denver.

2004     “The Border as a Socio-Legal Reality,” June. Border Crossing: Experiencing the US-Mexico Border, a Three Week Seminar in El Paso TX for students from Goucher College.

2004     “The Social Origins and Prospects for Mobility of Mexican Law School Graduates.”  The International Congress on the Study of Legal Systems and Cultures. Mexico City, Mexico (unable to attend).

2003     “Ethnographic Field Methods.” Workshop Presenter, Law and Society Association, Pittsburgh, PA (unable to attend).

2003     Critic, Author Meets Critic Panel, book “Pragmatism and Law: From Philosophy to Dispute Resolution,” May. Law and Society Association meetings, Pittsburgh, PA.

2003     “An Overview of Health Disparities in Minority Populations,” October. Lecture to McNair Fellows, University of Arizona.

2002     “Individual and Household Capabilities and Social Capacity: Applications to Public Health,” November. Pima Community College/University of Arizona.

2002     “Funding Opportunities at the Ford Foundation.” Video Conference, Graduate Student Association, University of New Mexico.

2002     “Research Design for Value Driven Social Change,” June. Time Bank Conference, Glasgow Scotland.

2001     “Market and Community: (Re)Constructing Social Capital Responsive to Community Needs,” April. Towards a Healthy Border Population: An Economic Perspective, a conference organized by the University Texas System, El Paso TX.

2000     “The Social Organization of Property,” June. Summer Institute of the Law and Society Association.

2000     “Socioeconomic Effects on Households of Recent Changes in Immigration Law,” July. LATCRIT V, Breckenridge CO.

2000     “Socioeconomic Effects on Households of Recent Changes Immigration Law,” October. University of New Mexico Law School’s Race Judicata.

1999     “Mining Philosophy for Social Science,” October. Annual Meeting of the Ford Fellows meeting, Washington D.C.

1999     “Law and Society Perspectives on Social Disadvantage,” May. 35th Anniversary Plenary Panel, Law and Society Association.

1999     “Asking Hard Questions: Qualitative Research in Law and Society,” May. Law and Society Association.

1998     “An Anti-Foundationalist Theory of Social Movement Leadership,” February. Department of Chicano Studies, Arizona State University.

1998     “Street Vendors and Tax Compliance,” March. Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas at El Paso.

1998     “An Anti-Foundationalist Approach to Social Order,” February. Department of Sociology and Anthropology, New Mexico State University.

1997     “Democratizing Global Communications: Evaluating the ‘People’s Communication Charter’ as a Strategic Document,” July. Working Conference, organized by the Havens Center for the Study of Social Structure and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

1997     “Theory? Theory! Theory. In Law and Society,” Graduate Student Workshop, Law and Society Association.

1996     Graduate School Orientation Workshop, September. University of Arizona Graduate school.

1996     ‘Where’s the Finish Line in Race Relations?” November. Lecture at the University of Arizona Library.

1995     "Biography and Career," May. Graduate Student Workshop of the Law and Society Association.

1995     “Creative Responses to Economic and Political Stress,” October. Panel on the U.S-Mexico Border: An International Region Under Stress. Conference organized by The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy at the University of Arizona and The International Transboundary Resources Center at the University of New Mexico, Bisbee, AZ.

1994     "Reconciling Agency and Structure in Informal Regulatory Settings," November. American Bar Foundation, Chicago, IL.

1993     "Linking Past and Future through Structurally Similar Biographies: Or How I Am Like My Grandfather," May. Cinco de Mayo lecture, Ft. Huachuca, AZ.

1993     Maxwell Street Market Colloquia, April. University of Illinois at Chicago.

1992     "The Cultural Construction of Gender Role Production: Moving from Housewife to Entrepreneur at Chicago's Maxwell Street Market," April. Crossing Borders Creating Spaces: Mexican and Chicana Women: 1848-1992, The University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

Other Presentations at Scholarly Meetings and University Workshops

2012     “Food Logistics and Transportation: Some Savory Opportunities for Transportation Planners,” April. American Planning Association meetings – Los Angeles CA.
2012     “Eating Locally: Planning and Zoning for Street Food," April. American Planning Association meetings – Los Angeles CA.
2012     “” Global Health
2011     “Food Justice in the Classroom: Pragmatics and Possibilities,” October. Growing Food and Justice for All – Milwaukee, WI.
2011     Accepted, but unable to attend.  Roundtable: Planning Practice and Everyday Urbanism, organized by Gavin Shatkin. Annual meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning – Minneapolis, MN.

2010     Discussant of the session: International Housing Issues and Cases, October. Annual meeting of Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning – Minneapolis, MN.

2010     Discussant of the session: Landscape, Location and Physical Activity, October. Annual meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning – Minneapolis, MN.

2010     “Public Markets and the Self-Organization of Vending Space,” October. Annual meeting of Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning –Minneapolis, MN.

2010     “The (Self-made) Law of Marketplaces,” June. Annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, Chicago IL.

2009     “Public Markets and Urban Development,” October. Annual meeting of Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning – Alexandria, VA.

2009     “Public Markets and Urban Development,” May. In the session: Entrepreneurship and Asset Building in Immigrant Communities at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, Denver, CO.

2009     “Planning for Street Markets and Street Merchants,” April. American Planning Association, Minneapolis, MN.

2009     Used intramural grants to organize two webinars on street merchants and marketplaces, one for an international academic audience and one for a national audience of market managers and policy makers. March.

2008     “Zoning for Street Markets,” March. Upper Midwest meeting of the American Planning Association, Madison, WI.

2008     “Planning for Street Markets and Street Merchants,” May. American Planning Association, Las Vegas, NV.

2008     “In the Zone: Street Markets and Street Merchants in Socio-Legal Perspective,” May. Annual meeting of Law and Society – Montreal, Canada.

2008     “Regulating the (Street) Market,” October. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning – Chicago, IL.

2007     “Public Markets and the Incubation of Small Business,” October. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Milwaukee, WI.

2007     “A Social Currency Approach to Improving Health Related Quality of Life Among Migrant Workers,” October. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Milwaukee, WI. Accepted, but not presented.

2007     "Street Entrepreneurs: Finding Business on the Street," March. Social Psychology and Microsociology seminar University of Wisconsin Sociology. Revised and represented to the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin.

2007     “Management Practices among Chicago’s Street Merchants,” February. Seminar in Race and Ethnicity. University of Wisconsin – Madison.

2006     “Ethnicity and Mobility among Street Merchants,” October. Seminar in Race and Ethnicity. University of Wisconsin – Madison.

2006     Fernandez Leticia and Alfonso Morales. “Hispanic Women's Language Proficiency and Utilization of Cancer Screening Services,” March. Population Association of America annual meetings, Los Angeles, CA.

Also Presented to the University of Wisconsin Center for Women’s Health Research, April.

2006     “Making Order in the Market,” October. University of Wisconsin, Socio-Legal Studies Brownbag, Madison WI.

2006     “Different Trajectories for Street Vending at Chicago's Maxwell Street Market,” April. University of Wisconsin, Sociology of Economic and Community Development workshop, Madison WI.

2005     “Focusing to Finish your Dissertation,” September. Ford Fellows meeting, Washington D.C.

2005     "Women's Cancer Screening Practices and Language Preference: Border and Nonborder Comparisons," April. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Feminist Seminar.

2005     "Emotion and Instrumentality in Becoming a Street Vendor," April. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Social Psychology and Microsociology workshop.

2005     “First Years on the Job,” May. Law and Society Association, Las Vegas, NV.

2004     "The Social Origins and Prospects for Economic Mobility of Recent Mexican Law School Graduates," August. American Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA.

2004     “Migrant Workers and the Co-production of Health,” May. Law and Society Association, Chicago, IL.

2003     “On the Co-Production of Capabilities,” October. Ford Foundation Fellows meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2002     “Negative Outcomes for Households Associated with the 1996 IIRIRA Act,” May. Law and Society Association, Vancouver.

2002     “Theory and Value Driven Social Change,” October. Ford Fellows Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

2002     “VAWA: The Effect of Grassroots Organizing around Violence Against Women.” Accepted but not presented, American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL.

2001     “The Social Origins of Mexican Law School Graduates,” August. American Sociological Association Meetings, Los Angeles, CA.

2000     “Policy from Theory: A Critical Reconstruction of Theory on the ‘Informal’ Economy,” August. American Sociological Association, Washington D.C.

1999     Morales, Alfonso and Robert Jimenez. “An Anti-foundationalist Approach to Social Movement Leadership,” August. American Sociological Association, Chicago Il.

1998     “Street Vendors and the Internet: Using Technology to Assist the Informal Sector.” Accepted but not presented, Pacific Sociological Association.

1998     “Epistemology for Liberation: Acknowledging Power and Interest in Research and Life,” October. Ford Foundation Annual Fellows Meeting, Irvine CA.

1997     “Property and Ethnicity: Distinct Philosophical Traditions in the Empirical Analysis of Property,” May. Law and Society Association, St. Louis, MO.

1996     “New Immigrants and Taxation,” August. Thematic session on Immigration and Crime, American Sociological Association, New York, NY.

1996     “Inter-generational Differences Among Immigrants Organizing Street Vending Businesses,” April. National Association of Chicana/o Studies Meetings, Chicago, IL.

1995     “Irrigation Conflict in New Mexico,” March. University of Arizona’s Conflict Analysis and Resolution Working Group brown bag series.

1995     “Clarifying the Theoretical Status of the Concept ‘Border,’” February. University of Arizona’s Borderlands Working group.

1994     “When Use and Preservation Conflict: Law Versus Culture in Allocating Water in Northern New Mexico," August. American Sociological Association Meetings, Los Angeles, CA.

1994     "Household Organization and Becoming a Street Vendor," August. American Sociological Association Meetings, Los Angeles, CA.

1993     "Utilizing Local Resources in Teaching.” Minority Forum: "The Influence of Minority Educators,” November. College of Arts and Sciences Student Advisory Council, University of Arizona.

1993     Morales, Alfonso and Steve Balkin. "Economic Advocacy for a Street Market: The Case of Maxwell Street," November. Illinois Economic Association, Chicago, IL.

1993     "The Social Organization of Marketing," November. Department of Sociology, University of Arizona.

1993     "Social Organizational Implications of Toxicity," October. University of Arizona's Seminar in Social Movements.

1993     "Local Resources for Teaching Undergraduates," August. American Sociological Association Meetings, Miami, FL.

1993     "How Street Vendors Organize Risk," August. American Sociological Association Meetings, Miami, FL.

1993     "Organizing Property Relations in the State's Shadow: The Organization of Property at Chicago's Maxwell Street Market," August. American Sociological Association Meetings, Miami, FL.

1993     "Photographs and Video from Chicago's Maxwell Street Market,” May. Law and Society Association Meetings, Chicago, IL.

1993     "Taxation, Representation and Citizenship: Issues in the Informal Economy,” May. Law and Society Association Meetings in Chicago, IL.

1992     "Chicanos, Law and Society," April. National Association of Chicano Studies Meetings, San Antonio, TX.

1992     "Chicanos in Labor Markets," April. National Association of Chicano Studies Meetings, San Antonio, TX.

1991     “Making Money at the Market: Photos from Chicago’s Maxwell Street Market.”  Photographs accepted to a juried art show in Chicago.

Session Organizer

2012     “Food Logistics and Transportation: Some Savory Opportunities for Transportation Planners,” April. American Planning Association meetings – Los Angeles CA.

2012     “Eating Locally: Planning and Zoning for Street Food," April. American Planning Association meetings – Los Angeles CA.

2009     “The Informal Economy,” August. American Sociological Association Meetings, San Francisco, CA.

2009     “Planning Opportunities on the Street: Street Markets and Street Merchants,” April. American Planning Association Meetings, Minneapolis, MN.

2008     “Worlds Without Work: Latinos in Urban America,” August. American Sociological Association Meetings, Boston, MA.

2008     “Planning for Street Markets and Street Merchants,” April. American Planning Association Meetings, Las Vegas, NV.

2005     Co-Organizer.  Dissertation Workshop, September. Ford Fellows Meeting, Washington D.C.

2003     Co-Organizer. Dissertation Workshop, October. Ford Fellows Meeting, Washington D.C.

2001     “Pragmatism and Realism in Socio-legal Studies,” May. Law and Society Association.

2000     “The Informal Economy,” August. American Sociological Association Meetings, Washington, D.C.

2000     “Pragmatism in Law and Social Science,” May. Law and Society Association meetings, Miami, FL.

2000     “Law and Society,” March. Southwest Sociological Association Meetings, Denver CO.

1999     New Fellows Pre-doctoral Information Panel, October. Ford Foundation Annual Fellows Meeting, Irvine CA.

1999     “Pragmatism Confronts Cultural Studies,” May. Law and Society Association, Chicago IL.

1995     "The Informal Economy," August. American Sociological Association Meetings, Washington, D.C.

1994     “Property in Acephalous Settings,” May. Law and Society Association, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Teaching (Principal Areas and Experience)

Areas: Theory, Research Methods, Urban Systems, Food Systems and Marketplaces, Race/Ethnicity, Law and Society, and Community Economic Development

Ph.D. Exams in: Research Design and Research Methods; Food Systems and Marketplaces, Public Participation and Democratic Governance, Law and Society, Race, Class, and Gender, Stratification, and Planning Theory.

 

Special Qualitative Methods Seminars

Delivered qualitative methods seminars to the University of Wisconsin Qualitative Research Community (2010), to Law and Society Association (2003), and the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (1996).

Courses Prepared and Taught at UW Madison

Graduate:

Fall       2011                 URPL (590)711:Food Systems and Markets        (13 students)
URPL 912:        Renewable Energy Workshop    (20 students)
Spring 2011                 URPL 761:        Central City Planning                 (7 students)
URPL 781:        Planning Theory                        (17 students)
URPL 999:        Independent Study                    (1 student)
URPL 699:        Directed Study                          (1 students)
Fall       2010                 URPL 590-2:      Markets and Food Systems       (12 students)
URPL 590-3:      Race and Ethnicity in Planning   (7 students)
Spring 2010                 URPL 761:        Central City Planning                 (15 students)
URPL 781:        Planning Theory                        (24 students)
URPL 999:        Independent Study                    (1 student)
Fall       2009                 Released from teaching by University of Wisconsin Faculty Diversity Award.
Spring 2009                 URPL 761:        Central City Planning                 (15 students)
URPL 999:        Independent Study                    (2 students)
SOC 699:          Directed Study                          (2 students)
Released from one class negotiated at hiring.
Fall       2008                 URPL 590-2:      Markets and Food Systems       (9 students)
Spring  2008                 URPL 761:        Central City Planning                 (17 students)
URPL 999:        Independent Study                    (1 student)
SOC 699:          Directed Study                          (6 students)

Undergraduate:

Fall       2007                 SOC 357-5:       Sociological Research Methods                         (32 students)
SOC/CLS 470:   Mexican Migration to the Midwest          (14 students)
SOC 199:          Directed Study                                      (1 student)
SOC 699:          Directed Study                                      (3 students)
URPL 699:        Directed Study                                      (2 students)
Spring 2007                 SOC/CLS 470:   Mexican Migration to the Midwest          (13 students)
SOC 357-5:       Sociological Research Methods                         (28 students)
CHICLA 699:     Independent Study                                (1 student)
SOC 699:          Directed Study                                      (7 students)
SOC 698:          Directed Study                                      (2 students)
Fall       2006                 SOC/CLS 470:   Mexican Migration to the Midwest          (14 students)
SOC 641:          Sociology of Law                                  (138 students)
SOC 699:          Directed Study                                      (1 student)
CHICLA 699:     Independent Study                                (1 student)
Spring 2006                 SOC 357-5:       Sociological Research Methods                         (32 students)
SOC 357-6:       Sociological Research Methods                         (27 students)
SOC 691:          Senior Thesis                                        (1 student)
SOC 699:          Directed Study                                      (3 students)
Fall       2005                 SOC 357-5:       Sociological Research Methods                         (34 students)
SOC 357-6:       Sociological Research Methods                         (29 students)
SOC 691:          Senior Thesis                                        (1 student)
Spring 2005                 SOC 357-5:       Sociological Research Methods                         (30 students)
SOC 357-6:       Sociological Research Methods                         (33 students)

 

Dissertation and Thesis Committees

PhD Dissertation Committees (ongoing and complete)

Lindsey Day Farnsworth, ongoing in URPL (chair).  Food systems

Ela Kakde, ongoing in URPL (chair). Community Development

Ade Tinamei, ongoing in URPL (chair). Indonesian Marketplaces for Comprehensive Community Development (Fulbright Fellow).

Danielle Wood, ongoing in URPL (member). Tentative title, “Affecting Change with Community Indicator Programs.”

Maria Dahums, 2011 (member). Environment and Resources from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Tentative title, "Finding Common Ground: A Comparative Analysis of Collective Efforts Integrating Environmental, Natural Resource, and Rural Economic Issues in Minnesota."

 

MS Committees

Taylar Foster, ongoing. MS in URPL.

Robert Greene, 2011. MS in Landscape Architecture, “Community Garden Sites in Madison, Wisconsin: Social and Spatial Analysis in a Changing Urban Landscape.”

Chris Anderson, 2009. MS in Agroecology awarded for: “Discourse and Discord over Development: Redefining Urban 'Development' with 'Urban' Agriculture.”

*Cynthia Lin, 2009. MS in URPL awarded for: “Listening to the Ground: Lessons and Barriers for Grassroots Autonomy in Environmental Justice and Social Justice Organizing.”
*Rachel Jacques, 2008. MS in URPL awarded for: “Public Space as a Tool for Downtown Revitalization in Medium-Sized Cities.”

Kristy SeBlonka, 2008. MS in URPL awarded for: “Democratizing Community Economic Development: What do Planners Think About Cooperatives?”

*Brenda Thomas, 2007. MS in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies for: “Dilemmas in Immigration Reform: Political Parties and the Impact of 9/11.”

*Emily Martin, 2006. MS in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies for: “Benefits of Community Programs for Latino Youth in Madison WI.”

Student Advising and Mentoring at the University of Wisconsin

Organized an ongoing monthly advising seminar for minority graduate students.

Voluntarily hold office hours for undergraduate students in the Chicano/Latino Studies program.

Professional project graduate-level research mentoring at UW Madison

Hallie Bennett
Jack Buchanan
Matt Covert
Huang Gengzhi, School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, China, PhD
Ellen Geisler (Agroecology MS)
Amanda Hower
Scott Janowiak
Jeffrey Juarez (MIT Urban Planning)
Rosa Kozub
Emily Martin (LACIS MS)
Armando Mejia (Political Science PhD)
Nate Millington (Geography MS)
Jessi Moths,
David Nelson,
Hanif Nu’man (Sociology PhD)
Megan Parsons
David Rangel (Sociology PhD)
Michael Rodriguez
Mark Seiffert (Agroecology MS)
Brenda Thomas (LACIS and the School of Law)
Brittany Vandenberg
Ashley Wallace
Yan Zhang (URPL PhD)

 

Courses Prepared and Taught at the University of Texas – El Paso
(* indicates Committee Chair)
Graduate:

Fall       2004                 Soc 5325:         Classical Social Theory
Spring 2004                 Soc 5326:         Contemporary Social Theory
Fall       2003                 Soc 5325:         Classical Social Theory
Spring 2003                 Soc 5326:         Contemporary Social Theory
Fall       2002                 Soc 5325:         Classical Social Theory
Spring 2002                 Soc 5326:         Contemporary Social Theory
Fall       2001                 Soc 5325:         Classical Social Theory
Spring 2001                 Soc 5326:         Contemporary Social Theory
Soc 5341:         Chicanos in American Society
Fall       2000                 Soc 5325:         Classical Social Theory
Spring 2000                 Soc 5341:         Law and Society
Fall       1999                 Soc 5325:         Classical Social Theory

Undergraduate:

Fall       2004                 Soc 4301:         Sociological Theory
Spring 2004                 Soc 4301:         Sociological Theory
Fall       2003                 Soc 3358:         Ethnographic Field Methods
Soc 2359:         Chicanos in American Society
Spring 2003                 Soc 4301:         Sociological Theory
Fall       2002                 Soc 4301:         Sociological Theory
Spring 2002                 Soc 4301:         Sociological Theory
Fall       2001                 Soc 2359:         Chicanos in American Society
Soc 4301:         Sociological Theory
Spring 2001                 Soc 4301:         Sociological Theory
Fall       2000                 Soc 2359:         Chicanos in American Society
Soc 4301:         Sociological Theory
Spring 2000                 Soc 4301:         Sociological Theory
Soc 3341:         Law and Society
Fall       1999                 Soc 1301:         Introduction to Sociology
Soc 4301:         Sociological Theory

EdD Dissertation Committee

Bonnie Mack, 2008. EdD in Education Leadership for: "Inequities of Power and Privilege: African American Educators' Anti-Hegemonic Counter-Narratives: A Grounded Theory Study."

MA Committees

*Michelle Mendez-Duburle, 2005. MA in Sociology for: “High School Teachers as Examples and Students.”

Caroline McDaniel Kalman, 2005. MA in Political Science for: “Communal Lands to Capitalist Hands: The excluded political participation of the Community of San Elizario, Texas.”

Estrella Escobar, 2004. MA in Political Science for:  “Successful Bond Elections in El Paso.” 

*Daniel Duran, 2004. MA in Sociology for: “English Language Learners and Standardized Testing: Considering Test Bias.” 

Ada Salazar, 2004. MA in Communications for: “Arabs in Hollywood: U.S. Films Cultivation of Viewers’ Perceptions and Attitudes toward Arabs.”

Samantha Dena, 2004. MA in Communications for: “Stigma and Self-Disclosure in Interpersonal Relationships of Registered Sex Offenders.”

Karen Estrada, 2003. MA in Sociology for: “The Elderly in El Paso.”

Donna Griffin, 2003. MA in Sociology for: “Managing Work, Putting Families First: The Women’s Dilemma.”

Jessica Wichmann, 2003. MA in Communications for: “Concertive Control Theory in Connection to College Students’ Levels of Group Identification and Alcohol Consumption.”

Patricia Islas, 2003. MA in Communications for: “Uncertainty Reduction and Level of Disclosure among Homeless Internet Users.”

*Ramiro Gallardo, 2002. MA in Sociology for: “The Market Paradigm in the Sierra Tarahumara and Its Social, Economic, and Human Rights Problems.”

Adrian Aragones, 2002. MA in History for: “Aoy School (1880-1920): Veiled Racism and Implicit Segregation.”

Yadira Berigan, 2002. MA in Linguistics for: “Language Acquisition: Usage and Culture.”

Myrna P. Enriquez, 2002. MA in Linguistics for: “The Use of Literature in Developing Second Language Proficiency.”

Samuel Sisneros, 2001. MA in History for: “Los Emigrantes: The Repatriation of Nuevomexicanos to Northern Chihuahua: 1849-1859.”

*Toby Vance, 2001. MA in Sociology for: “Intelligent Design as a Methodological Basis for a Postmodern Science.”

Ruben Espinosa. 2001. MA in English for: “Resonating Truth: Finding Voice Amid Patriarchal Expectation in Hamlet and King Lear.”

Meachell LaSalle. 2001. MA in English for: “A Literature Based Teaching Method for ESL Students.”

Cindy Conroy, 1999. MA in Political Science for:  “A Study of Locke, Machiavelli, and the Federalist.”

Honors Thesis

*Vicky Vasquez. 2002. “Exploring the Linkages between Day Labor and Migration.”

 

Courses Prepared and Taught at the University Arizona

Graduate:

Spring 1994                 Soc 552: Special Topics in Stratification: Economic Sociology

 

Undergraduate:

Spring  1997                 Soc 160-3:        Race Relations in American Society
Soc 160-1:        Race Relations in American Society
Fall       1996                 Delayed teaching for birth of son
Spring  1995                 Released from teaching by Ford Foundation Fellowship
Fall       1995                 Released from teaching by Ford Foundation Fellowship
Sum     1995                 MAS 180:          Introduction to Mexican-American Studies
Spring 1995                 Soc 160-3:        Race Relations in American Society
Fall       1994                 Released from teaching negotiated at hiring
Sum     1994                 MAS 180:          Introduction to Mexican-American Studies
Spring 1994                 Soc 160-3:        Race Relations in American Society
Fall       1993                 Released from teaching negotiated at hiring
Spring 1993                 Soc 160-1:        Race Relations in American Society
Soc 160-2:        Race Relations in American Society
Fall       1992                 Released from teaching to finish dissertation

 

PhD Dissertation Committees (Sociology Minor)

*Jose Blas Acosta Fuller, 1998. Higher Education Administration for: “NAFTA, Globalization, and Higher Education Departments of Business Administration: Case Studies from Northwestern Mexico.”

*Richard H. Fridena. 1998. Higher Education Administration for: “Community College Presidents and Institutional Decision-making.”

MS Committees

Michelle Companion.     1997
Liam Downey.               1997.
Janine Goldman-Pach.   1997.
Leslie Gates.                 1996.
Max Herman.                 1996. 
Christine Horn.              1996.
Stacy Nofziger.                         1996.
Kristie Taylor                 1996.

Other University Department, Ph.D. committee member

Elise Martel. 2003. “Taking the good with the bad”: Entrepreneurship and Exploitation in the Informal Economy. Department of Sociology. The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Paul Lopez. 1999. “A Study of the Effects of Industry Location and Occupational Segmentation upon Mexican and non-Latino White Workers in the Los Angeles Labor Market, 1980-1990.” Department of Sociology. Brandeis University.

Instructional Grants and Activities

2011     Accepted to the University of Wisconsin Teaching Academy Summer Institute

2009     Population Health Course Development grant from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars program – The University of Wisconsin. Developed the course: Issues of Race and Ethnicity in Planning, $5,600.

2008     Population Health Course Deelopment grant from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars program – The University of Wisconsin. Developed the course: Markets and Food Systems, $5,600.

1999     The University of Texas at El Paso, Undergraduate Research Initiative Grant, “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Service Learning and Research Experience in the Classroom,” $4,000.

1998     The University of Texas at El Paso, Undergraduate Research Initiative Grant, “Online Order: Race Relations and Education on the Internet,” $4,000.

1996     University of Arizona, “Writing to Teach and Learn,” Workshop Grant. ($500).

1995     University of Arizona, Arizona Core Course Development grant. ($3000).
University of Arizona, Continued Funding - Dean's Office of Undergraduate Education, “Update Computer Bulletin Board System” (Principal Investigator: $1,000).

1994     University of Arizona, Continued Funding - Dean's Office of Undergraduate Education, “Establish Computer Bulletin Board System.” $3,000).

Syllabi Found in:

American Sociological Association, Syllabi and Instructional Materials for: Chicanos in American Society and Economic Sociology.

 

Service
Editorial Positions

2002-2006         Member, Editorial Board, The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

2001-2006         Member, Editorial Board, The Law and Society Review.

2000-2002         Member, Editorial Board, The Journal of Law and Border Studies

Referee and Reviewer

American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of Agriculture and Community Food Systems, Urban Studies, Cities, Culture and Society, Journal of Borderlands Studies, Law and Policy, Law and Human Behavior, Health Promotion and Policy, Sociological Forum, Law and Society Review, and Teaching Sociology;

University of Michigan Press, Stanford University Press, Polity Press, SUNY Press, Blackwell Publishers, Pine Forge Press.

Grant Reviewer

National Science Foundation, the United States Department of Agriculture, the University of Wisconsin Center for Freight Infrastructure, Research and Education, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Board of Directors

EDCO Ventures: A Non-Profit Organization devoted to economic development by business formation in economically marginalized areas (Co-founder 2006, and current member). This organization has created 10 profit-oriented business employing more than 100 people.

Academic and Community Advisory Boards

Spring Rose Cooperative, a project of the Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability (since 2009). My support helped the Farley Center establish Spring Rose and earn a $197,000 USDA technical support grant.

Center for Women’s Health Research, University of Wisconsin (2006-currently).

Agroecology Program Governance Committee (2011-currently).

Agroecology Program Advisory Board (2009-2011).

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (since 2009).

National Science Foundation Law and Society Association Doctoral Mentoring Program (since 2007).

 

Media Interviews (I have only kept careful track of this since 2007)

Interviewed by Kevin Helliker of The Wall Street Journal December 20, 2011.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203899504577128971266748552.html

Interviewed by Steve Holt of Atlantic Cities November 17, 2011

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2011/12/bostons-public-market/604/

Scholarship featured in Scientific American, September, 2011, page 62-63

Scholarship featured on the Land Use Professors Law blog, November 18, 2010:

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/2010/11/food-truck-scholarship.html

Featured on urban agriculture/aquaponics for The NBC Evening News with Brian Williams, November 15, 2010. See the segment “Fishing for food” at: 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/vp/40203746#40203746

Interviewed by Maria Hernandez, South Florida SunSentinel, on urban agriculture, October 18, 2010:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/health/fl-palm-urban-farms-20101017,0,4403538.story?page=1

Interviewed by Emma Armendarez, on migrant workers and health care, for CSUN Radio, aired September 28, 2010.

Scholarship featured on Wisconsin News Releases, September 7, 2010.

http://www.news.wisc.edu/releases/16188

Interviewed by David Tenenbaum, on urban agriculture, for the WHYFILES, September 2, 2010.

http://whyfiles.org/334farming/

Interviewed by Samara Derby, on ethnic farmers, for Wisconsin State Journal, July 25, 2010.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/article_9097ee26-9669-11df-86d6-001cc4c002e0.html

Interviewed by Raquel Maria Dillon, on urban agriculture, for Associated Press News:

http://www.montereyherald.com/business/ci_14348275?nclick_check=1 February 2010

http://www.sfexaminer.com/nation/urban-farmers-fight-local-laws-to-sow-green-biz-83624457.htmlJanuary 2010

Scholarship featured in Downtown Economics (February, 2010, 176). A publication of the Center for Community and Economic Development, University of Wisconsin - Extension.

Interviewed by Jason Stein, on farmers’ markets, for On Wisconsin, Winter 2009.

Interviewed by Taylor Barnes, on marketplaces, for the Christian Science Monitor. November 12, 2009.  Available online at http://features.csmonitor.com/economyrebuild/2009/11/12/americas-shadow-economy-is-bigger-than-you-think-and-growing/

Interviewed by Glen Gardner, on marketplaces, Public News Service – WI. November 6, 2009, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/11250-1

Interviewed by Lynn Horsley, on urban agriculture, for the Kansas City Star, November 6, 2009.

Interviewed by Pete Ferrand, on marketplaces, for WRJN NewsTalk 1400 radio in Racine WI, November 2, 2009

Interviewed by Jenny Price, on marketplaces,  for Wisconsin Week, October 21, 2009.

Interviewed for In These Times, on street vendors and marketplaces, October, 2009. http://inthesetimes.com/article/4911/taking_it_to_the_streets

Interviewed by David Schwartz, on yard sales and marketplaces, for Reuters wire story, August, 2009 http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE57D41K20090814

Interviewed on marketplaces for German Public Radio, June 2009.

Featured in the documentary "Cheat You Fair: The Story Of Maxwell Street." The film made its world premiere at the 2007 Chicago International Documentary Film Festival.
http://www.chicagodocfestival.org/07_cheat%20your%20fair.htm

Featured on Wisconsin Public Radio show “Here on Earth,” April 26, 2007. http://www.wpr.org/hereonearth/archive_060429j.cfm

Morales, Alfonso and Steve Balkin.  1995.  Making Money at the Market: The Social Organization of Street Vending. Video. Purchased by various University libraries.

Interviewed by John Marshall for The Christian Science Monitor, December 7, 1993.

Interviewed on marketplaces and street vendors for Spanish Public Radio, 1992.

Committee Work and Service (Extramural) July 1988 - present

Planning Consultant - for organizations, agencies and governments at the local, regional and national levels in the areas of street vending, urban agriculture, and public market policy, planning, implementation, and growth management. Areas of consultation have included techniques and issues in market organization, market management, making markets multi-use places, zoning regulations for markets, street vendors, and community gardens, street vending and markets as strategies for community economic development, markets and merchants invigorating public spaces, the role of urban agriculture, merchants, and markets in enhancing public health, the history of markets and merchants and connecting markets to other local land uses.

Clients have included the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Agriculture Marketing Service); Denver Housing Authority; Health Resource Services Administration (through a subcontract from Texas Tech University); Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture; City of Las Cruces NM; City of Chicago IL; Washington University/City of St. Louis, MO; the City of Boston, MA; City of Redding CA; City of West Palm Beach, FL; City of Lincoln City, OR; The Responsible Hospitality Institute; The Wallace Center at Winrock International; University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extensive Service; The Farley Center for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability.

External Reviewer for Promotion and Tenure Reviews

2009     External Reviewer for a candidate for promotion and tenure in the Department of Sociology, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs.

2004     External Reviewer for a candidate for promotion and tenure in the Department of Economics, University of Redlands, Redlands CA.

2001     External Reviewer for a candidate for promotion and tenure in the Department of Sociology, Montana State University, Bozeman MT.

Other Extramural Service

2011     Grant Reviewer for Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Community Foods Grant Program.

2011     Program Committee 2011 Law and Society Association meetings, San Francisco, CA.

2014       Law and Society Association's Board of Trustees, Class of 2014.

2009     Grant Reviewer for Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Community Foods Grant Program.

2007     Member, Council of the Sociology of Law section of the American Sociological Association. 2007-2009

2005-    Member of the Faculty Advisory board for the Law and Society Association NSF doctoral fellowship and mentoring program proposal, 2005-present

2007     Member of the Nominations committee for the Law and Society Association.

2006     Member, American Sociological Association, Sociology of Law Book Award Committee.

2005     Organized Research Roundtable for the Committee on Institutional Cooperation/Summer Research Opportunity Program.

2004     Grant Reviewer for Health Resources and Service Administration, Rural Health Network Development Grant Program.

2004     Grant Reviewer for Health Resources and Service Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy, Rural Health Network Development Grant Program Planning Grant Review.

2004     Sociology of Law Section Membership Committee, American Sociological Association.

2003     Grant Reviewer for Health Resources and Service Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy, Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Review.

1998     Liaison to Ford Fellows in the Southwest, Ford Foundation, 1998-2004.

2004     Member, Nominations Committee, Law and Society Association.

2001     Chair, Outstanding Article Committee, Sociology of Law Section, American Sociological Association.

2001     Co-Chair, Summer Institute Committee, Law and Society Association.

2000     Co-Chair, Summer Institute Committee, Law and Society Association.

1999     Member, Summer Institute Committee, Law and Society Association.

1998     Member, Board of Trustees, Law and Society Association, Class of 2001.

1997     Member, Membership Committee, Sociology of Law Section, American Sociological Association.

1998     Member, Jacobs Book Award Committee, Law and Society Association.

1997     Member, Program Committee, Pacific Sociological Association Meetings.

1993     Secretary-Treasurer, Section on Latina/o Sociology, American Sociological Association, 1993-1996.

1996     Member, Student Paper Award Committee, Latina/o Section, American Sociological Association.

1996     Member of the ASA, Sociology of Law section, Book award committee.

 

Committee Work and Service (Intramural)

2007-    Masters Program Committee, Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2007-present.

2011     Founding Faculty Affiliate for the Center for Nonprofits - University of Wisconsin – Madison.

2011     Chair of the Chican@/Latin@ Studies - Student/Faculty Liaison committee.

2010     Member of “BAD Circle” an International Research Circle committee to investigate environmental conservation among small-scale entrepreneurs and agricultural producers.

2010     Chair of the Chican@/Latin@ Studies - Student/Faculty Liaison committee.

2009     Chair of the Chican@/Latin@ Studies - Student/Faculty Liaison committee.

2009     Co-organized URPL Field Trip Orientation for first year students.

2009     Member, Salas Award Committee, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, The University of Wisconsin – Madison.

2009     Led successful URPL application to the University Lectures Committee for Sharon Adams lecture, April 16, 2009.

2008     Member, Salas Award Committee, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, The University of Wisconsin – Madison.

2007     Member of Adhoc Committee on a PhD in Non-profit management, School of Human Ecology, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2007-2010.

2007     Chair of the Chican@/Latin@ Studies - Student/Faculty Liaison committee.

2007-    Minority Student Advisor, Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2007-present.

2002-    Department Liaison to the UTEP Library, 2002-2005.

2001-    Senator, Faculty Senate, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2001-2003.

2002-    Member, University Graduate Fellowship Committee, University of Texas at El Paso.

2003     Member, Abernathy Scholarship Committee, The University of Texas at El Paso.

1999-    Member, College of Liberal Arts, Curriculum Committee, The University of Texas at El Paso, 1999-2004.

2003     Member, Faculty Search Committee, Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, The University of Texas at El Paso.

2002     Member, Faculty Search Committee, (social geographer), The University of Texas at El Paso.     

2002     Member, Committee to develop PhD program in Urban Studies/Policy, The University of Texas at El Paso.

2001     Member, Social Studies Curriculum Revision for K-8th grade Committee, College of Education and College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at El Paso.

2001     Member, University Committee for the Reorganization of the Chicano Studies Program, The University of Texas at El Paso.

1998-    Member, Liberal Arts Advisory Board for the Criminal Justice Program, The University of Texas at El Paso, 1998-2000.

1999     Coordinator, Immigration Taskforce of the Kellogg funded Community Partnerships Program, The University of Texas at El Paso.

1999     Member, Public Policy MA Formation Committee, The University of Texas at El Paso.

1998     Member, Department of Sociology Graduate Advisory Committee, The University of Texas at El Paso.

1999     Chair, Committee for Nominations and Elections (ad hoc), RAZA Faculty Association, The University of Texas at El Paso.

1997     Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Arizona.

1996     Chair, Committee on Diversity, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Sociology, University of Arizona.

1995     Member, Faculty Recruitment Committee, African American Studies, University of Arizona.

1995     Treasurer, Association of Chicanos for Higher Education, University of Arizona Chapter, 1995-1997.

1995     Member, Merit Peer Review Committee, Mexican American Studies and Research Center, University of Arizona.

1995     Member, Grade Appeals Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Arizona.

1995     Curriculum Coordinator, Mexican American Studies and Research Center, University of Arizona.

1994     Member, Strategic Plan Committee, Arizona Association for Chicanos in Higher Education, University of Arizona.

1993     Curriculum Coordinator, Mexican American Studies and Research Center, University of Arizona.

1992     Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Arizona, 1992-1994.

1993     Member, Faculty Recruitment Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Arizona.

 

Professional Memberships

2007-present     Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
2007-present     American Planning Association
1988-present     Law and Society Association
1991-2008         American Sociological Association
1997-2003         National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies
1988-1993                    
1998-2002         Association of Borderlands Scholars
1999-2002         U.S.-Mexico Bar Association
1999-2002         Texas-Mexico Bar Association
1992-2000         Rasch Analysis Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association