Awards and Recognitions
Research and Scholarship
2014 John S. Guggenheim Fellowship
2014 The Victoria Foundation Eugene Garcia Research Award
2014 Best Article Award, Latino/a Section, American Sociological Association, for Legal Violence
2013 Fragmented Ties among 12 most influential books on family since 2000, Contemporary Sociology
2013 Best Article Award, Latino Studies Section, Latin American Studies Association, for Legal Violence
2012 Distinguished Scholarship Award, Pacific Sociological Association, for Enduring Violence.
2012 Mirra Komarovsky Book Award, Eastern Sociological Society, for Enduring Violence.
2011 2011 Hubert Herring Best Book Award, Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies (PCCLAS), for Enduring Violence: LadinaWomen’s Lives in Guatemala (University of California Press, 2011).
2010 American Sociological Association Latinos/as Section Julian Samora Distinguished Career Award.
2007 American Sociological Association Latinos/as Section Distinguished Contribution to Research Award.
2007 ASU Alumni Association Faculty Achievement Award in Research.
2004 Review essay for Fragmented Ties in Contemporary Sociology, 33 (4): 399-401 (2004)
2002 Choice Outstanding Academic Titles in Social and Behavioral Sciences, for Fragmented Ties.
2001 William J. Goode Outstanding Book Award, American Sociological Association Family Section, for Fragmented Ties.
2001 Thomas and Znaniecki Book Award, Honorable mention, American Sociological Association International Migration Section, for Fragmented Ties: Salvadoran Immigrant Networks in America (University of California Press, 2000).
2001 Faculty Achievement Award, School of Justice Studies, Arizona State University.
9/94-8/95 RAND Corporation Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
9/92-8/94 University of California Berkeley Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
1990-91 University of California Regents Dissertation Fellowship.
1990 American Sociological Association Pre-doctoral Research Fellowship.
1989-90 American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship (MFP Fellow).
Teaching and Mentoring
2011 Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award, ASU (university-wide award)
2002 Outstanding Mentor Award, Graduate Women’s Association, Arizona State University.
2002 Nominee, Outstanding Doctoral Mentor Award, Graduate College, Arizona State University.
2001 Student Affairs Honors (for enhancing the quality of life for ASU students), Student Affairs, Arizona State University.
2007 School of Justice & Social Inquiry, Affiliated Faculty Recognition Award.
2006 College Marshall (College of Liberal Arts & Sciences), Fall 2006 Commencement, ASU.
2002 Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Toward Advancing The Status of Women, Commission on the Status of Women, Arizona State University.
1983 Cum Laude, School of Education, University of Southern California.
1979-81 Member of Honor Societies in Psychology, Sociology, and Foreign Languages.