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Department of Sociology Collazo, José Luis

B.A. Sociology, California State University, Dominguez Hills 2010
B.A. Behavioral Science, California State University, Dominguez Hills 2010
M.A. Sociology, California State University, Dominguez Hills 2011

Areas of Interest

Discrimination; Development; Immigration; Social Inequality; Labor Market; Public Health 

Research Interests

For dissertation, I will be examining Mexican migrants’ likelihood of returning to their home country during their first and last U.S. trip and the role immigration policies play in return migration. There are two major factors that influence migrants’ likelihood of returning to home country: remittances and earnings. I will be examining the individual, community, and national factors that influence migrants’ remittances behavior. In addition, I will be exploring the impact immigration policies have on Mexican migrants’ hourly earnings.

Currently, in collaborative projects, I am examining how organizations’ culture influences employees and managers perceptions of discrimination. Also, I am examining the role transnationalism, including migrant organizations, plays in migrants’ health outcomes and the likelihood migrants support health projects.

Selected Publications

Muñoz, José A. and José L. Collazo. 2014. “Looking out for Paisanos: Latino Hometown Associations as Transnational Advocacy Networks.” Migration and Development 3(1):130-141.

Basáñez, Tatiana, Lyzette Blanco, Jose L. Collazo, Dale Berger, and William D. Crano. 2013. “Ethnic Groups’ Perception of Physicians’ Attentiveness: Compliance and Implications for Health and Obesity.” Psychology, Health & Medicine 18(1):37-46.

Selected Presentations

Collazo, Jose L. “Male Mexican Migrants’ Place of Origin and U.S. Destination: Earnings during Periods of Anti-Immigration Laws.” At Pacific Sociological Association, Long Beach, CA, April 2015.

Collazo, Jose L. “The Impact of Tourism on Oaxaca, Mexico: From Displacement to Autonomy. At Pacific Sociological Association, San Diego, CA, March 2012.

Blanco, Lyzette and Jose L. Collazo. “Obesity and Adherence to Health Recommendations: Comparing Ethnic Groups’ Perceptions.” At the 12th CGU Student Research Conference and Art Exhibition, Claremount Graduate University, Claremont, CA, March 2011.

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