I am a sociologist who teaches on race and urban areas. My courses cover race, urban areas, theory and research methods. I am especially passionate about analyses of race and space, which are the subject of my book project tentatively titled Black Space, White Borders: Crossing in American Detroit. The book builds on interviews with Latina/o/x youth to ground other data explaining the ways race and space are relational productions. I am originally from New York City and find myself comparing my experiences going back and forth from Williamsburg and the Lower East Side to the experience of socio-spatial crossing here in the Detroit metropolitan area.
Nicole Trujillo-Pagán is a sociologist and Associate Professor at Wayne State University who studies race, the Latina/o/x population, and socio-spatial mobility. You can follow her on Twitter @BorderStruggles.