Maria-Elena Diaz

Assistant Professor - Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2010

Curriculum vitae

Phone: 405.325.1751
Office: Kaufman Hall 335 

Research Areas:
Race/Ethnicity, Social Inequality, Social Change, Macro-Micro Links, Culture, Social Movements, Identity

Professor Diaz earned her doctoral degree and second master’s degree in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, and her first master’s degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma. Her current research explores several topics related to social integration, including how characteristics of communities are related to support or opposition to gay marriage in ballot initiatives, and to whether or not people vote in presidential elections; dominant racial attitudes among undergraduates and how these are shaped by their experiences with race and ethnicity; the relationship between American culture, politics, and the integration of Pacific Islander peoples in their Americanized homelands.