Jennifer Guillen, Ph.D.

Photo of Jennifer Guillen, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Sociology

Office: Carnegie Hall 214

Phone: (618) 537-6483

Email: jcguillen@mckendree.edu


Education


Ph.D., Sociology, Texas A&M University (2014)

Graduate Certificate, Women's & Gender Studies, Texas A&M University (2011)

M.S., Sociology, Texas A&M University (2010)

B.A., Sociology, University of Illinois (2005)


Teaching Interests


Social Problems

Medical Sociology

Social Gerontology

Introduction to Sociology

Racial & Ethnic Groups in American Society

Sociology of Families

Immigration

Independent Study

Introduction to Gender & Society

Qualitative Methods

Sociology of Latinxs

Latinx Immigration

Pop Culture

Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality

Marriage & Family

 

Publications


Lardiés-Bosque, Raul, Jennifer C. Guillén, and Verónica Montes de Oca. 2016. “Retirement Migration and Transnationalism in Northern Mexico.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 42(5):816-833.

Guillén, Jennifer C. 2015. “Imposed Hispanicity: How the Imposition of Racialized and Gendered Identities in Texas Affects Mexican Women in Romantic Relationships with White Men.” Societies 5:778-806.

Garay Villegas, Sagrario, Verónica Montes de Oca Zavala, and Jennifer C. Guillén. 2014. “Social Support and Social Networks among the Elderly in Mexico.” Journal of Population Ageing 7(1):1-17.

Montes de Oca Zavala, Verónica, Telésforo Ramírez García, Rogelio Sáenz, and Jennifer C. Guillén. 2011. “The Linkage of Life Course, Migration Health, and Aging: Health in Adults and Elderly Mexican Migrants.” Journal of Aging and Health 23(7):1116-1140.

Organizations & Memberships


Midwest Sociological Society (MSS)

Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA)

National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS)

Law and Society Association (LSA)


Honors & Fellowships


2015 Dissertation Award, National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) - Tejas Foco

2012 Graduate Student Fellowship, Race and Ethnic Studies Institute, Texas A&M University

2012 Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Women’s and Gender Studies, Texas A&M University

2012 Vision 2020 Dissertation Enhancement Award, Texas A&M University

2009 Graduate Stipendiary Fellowship, Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, Texas A&M University

2007-2010 Diversity Fellowship, Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, Texas A&M University

2005 Achievement Award, Office of Minority Student Affairs, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Presentations


Guillén, Jennifer C. 2016. “Imposed Hispanicity: How the imposition of racialized and gendered identities in Texas affects Mexican women in romantic relationships with white men.” Southwestern Social Science Association – Women’s and Gender Studies.

Guillén, Jennifer C. 2015. “Transracial mothering: White mothers with mixed, Mexican-white, children.” Southwestern Social Science Association – Women’s and Gender Studies.

Guillén, Jennifer C. 2015. “Race/Racism and Immigration.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, NAACP Wooster-Orrville Chapter, Wooster, OH.

Guillén, Jennifer C. 2015. “‘They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds’: Latina/o Immigration and Community Activism.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Teach-In, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH.

Guillén, Jennifer C. 2014. “Forging a nation: Blackness in visual culture during Mexico’s ‘Golden Age.’” American Sociological Association.

Pratt, Beverly M. and Jennifer C. Guillén. 2014. “Reframing a Mexican icon: Frida Kahlo, identity, and intersectionality.” Southwestern Social Science Association – Women’s and Gender Studies.

Garay Villegas, Sagrario, Verónica Montes de Oca Zavala, and Jennifer C. Guillén. 2014. “Social support and social networks among the elderly in Mexico: Updating the discussions on reciprocity.” Applied Demography Conference.

Guillén, Jennifer C. 2013. “Latin@s on primetime television, fall 2012.” National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies.

Guillén, Jennifer C. 2013. “Rudas v. Técnicas: Luchadoras, hidden symbols of Mexican nationhood?” Southwestern Social Science Association – Women’s and Gender Studies.

Davis, Jenny, Huong Le, and Jennifer C. Guillén. 2013. “Fatness group membership and discrimination effects on mental and physical health.” Southwestern Social Science Association – Women’s and Gender Studies.

Guillén, Jennifer C. 2011. “The biracial household division of labor: Negotiating work among interracial couples.” Southwestern Social Science Association – Women’s and Gender Studies.

Hirth, Ken and Jennifer C. Guillén. 2010. “Haciéndose una Olmequista: Los años formativos.” Una Vida Arqueológica Preclásica: Jornadas en Homenaje a la Dra. Ann Cyphers.

Guillén, Jennifer C. 2010. “Social context and identity: Mexican American ethnicity in a predominantly white space.” Southwestern Social Science Association – Sociology.

Guillén, Jennifer C. 2009. “Disney World, the iron cage of consumer culture.” Southwestern Social Science Association – Sociology.


Community/Advocacy Experience


2011-2014 Case Coordinator, Brazos Interfaith Immigration Network

2012-2013 Intern, Rushton Law Firm (Immigration Law Firm)

2012-2013 Volunteer, Neighborhood Centers, Immigration and Citizenship Forums

2012 Member, Basic Immigration Law Workshop, Immigration and Service and Aid Center (ISAAC) Project

2006-2007 AmeriCorps Member, State of California/READ/San Diego

2004-2005 Intern, El Centro por los Trabajadores, Urbana, IL


Mentorship Experience


2014-2015 Independent Study/Senior Capstone Advisor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Wooster

2013- 2014 Mentor and research supervisor to 2 undergraduate research assistants, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University

2010-2011 Residential Advisor and Instructor, Texas Governor’s School in Arts and Humanities for Human Leadership, Texas A&M University(2 summers)

2008-2014 Mentor, Transitions Graduate Student Mentorship Program, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University