Chapters in Edited Volumes (editor, board, or peer reviewed)


Forthcoming Cecilia Menjívar and María Enchautegui. “Confluence of the Economic Recession and Immigration Laws in the Lives of Latino Immigrant Workers in the United States.” In Immigrant Vulnerability and Resilience: Comparative Perspectives on Latin American Immigrants During the Great Recession, edited by María Aysa-Lastra and Lorenzo Cachón. Springer


Forthcoming  Cecilia Menjívar. “Central American Immigrant Workers: How Legal Status Shapes the Labor Market Experience.” In Research in the Sociology of Work: Immigration and Work, edited by Jody Agius Vallejo. Emerald Press


Cecilia Menjívar. 2014. “Implementing a Multilayered Immigration System: The Case of Arizona.” Pp. 179-204 in Hidden Lives: Undocumented Migrants in the United States, edited by Lois A. Lorentzen. Praeger Press.


Cecilia Menjívar. 2014. “Sociology: Central America.” Pp. 47-59 in the Handbook of Latin American Studies, Vol., 69, Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, edited by Tracy North and Katherine D. McCann. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.


Bruce Rogers and Cecilia Menjívar. 2014. “Simulating the Social Networks and Interactions of Poor Immigrants.” Pp. 336-355 in Mixed Methods Social Networks Research: Design and Applications, edited by Silvia Dominguez and Betina Hollstein. New York: Cambridge University Press.


Cecilia Menjívar and Susan Coutin. 2014. “Challenges of Recognition, Participation and Representation for the Legally Liminal.” Pp. 325-330 in In Migration, Gender and Social Justice, edited by Tanh-Dam Truong, Des Gasper, Jeff Handmaker and Sylvia I. Berg. Heidelberg & New York: Springer (online Sept. 2013)


Cecilia Menjívar and Daniel Kanstroom. 2014. “Immigrant Illegality:  Constructions, Critiques, and Responses.” Pp. 1-33 in Constructing Immigrant“Illegality”: Critiques, Experiences, and Responses, edited by Cecilia Menjívar and Daniel Kanstroom. New York & London: Cambridge University Press


Victor Agadjanian, Cecilia Menjívar and Boaventura Cau. 2013. “Economic Uncertainties, Social Strains, and HIV Risks: Effects of Male Labor Migration on Rural Women in Mozambique.” Pp. 234-251 in How Immigrants Impact their Homelands, edited by Susan E. Eckstein and Adil Najam. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.


Santos, Carlos, Cecilia Menjívar, and Erin Godfrey. 2013. “Effects of SB 1070 on Children.” Pages 79-92 in Latino Politics and Arizona’s Immigration Law SB 1070, edited by Lisa Magaña and Erik Lee. New York: Springer.


Cecilia Menjívar. 2013. “Undocumented  (or Unauthorized) Immigration.” Pp. 355-365 in Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies, edited by Steve S. Gold and Stephanie J. Nawyn. New York, NY: Routledge


Cecilia Menjívar. 2012. “Violencia en la vida de las mujeres en Guatemala.” In Diálogos Interdisciplinarios sobre Violencia Sexual, edited by Héctor Domínguez Ruvalcaba and Patricia Ravelo Blancas. Mexico, DF: CIESAS/FOCAS


Cecilia Menjívar. 2012. “Sociology: Central America.” Pp. 501-509 in the Handbook of Latin American Studies, Vol., 67, Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, edited by Tracy North and Katherine D. McCann. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.


Cecilia Menjívar. 2012. “U.S. Immigration Law, Immigrant Illegality, and Immigration Reform.” Pp. 63-71 in Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2012, edited by Glenn W. Muschert, Kathleen Ferraro, Brian V. Klocke, Robert Perrruci and Jon Shefner. Nnoxville, TN: Society for the Study of Social Problems.


Cecilia Menjívar. 2011. “Mujeres migrantes en el contexto de la globalización: el caso de centroamericana/os en Estados Unidos.” Pp. 173-188 in Mujeres Escribas: Tejedoras de pensamientos. II Encuentro Mesoamericano de Estudios de Género y Feminismos, Avances y retos de una década: 2001-2011. Guatemala: FLACSO


Rogelio Sáenz, Cecilia Menjívar, and San Juanita Edilia Garcia. 2011. “Arizona’s SB 1070: Setting Conditions for Violations of Human Rights Here and Beyond.” Pp. 155-178 in Sociology and Human Rights: A Bill of Rights for the Twenty-first Century, edited by Judith Blau and Mark Frezzo. Los Angeles: Sage/Pine Forge Press.


Reprinted in Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader, edited by Julie Dowling and Jonathan Inda. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2013


Cecilia Menjívar. 2010. “Immigrant Art as Liminal Expression: The Case of Central Americans.” Pp 176-196 in Art in the Lives of Immigrant Communities in the United States, edited by Paul DiMaggio and Patricia Fernández-Kelly. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.


Cecilia Menjívar. 2010. “Latino immigrants, gender and poverty in the United States.” Pp. 266-271 in The International Handbook on Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Policy, edited Sylvia Chant. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.


Sang Kil, Cecilia Menjívar, and Roxanne Doty. 2009. “Securing Borders: Patriotism, Vigilantism and the Brutalization of the US American Public.” Pp. 297-312 in Immigration, Crime, and Justice, edited by William F. McDonald. Bingley, UK: Emerald/JAI Press.


Cecilia Menjívar and Leisy Abrego. 2009. “Parents and Children across Borders: Legal Instability and Intergenerational Relations in Guatemalan and Salvadoran Families.” Pp. 160-189 in Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America, edited by Nancy Foner. New York: New York University Press.


          Translated into Italian as, “Genitori e figli confine: instabilità legale e rapporti intergenerazionali nelle famiglie guatemalteche e salvadoregne.” Famiglie Migranti, ed Maurizio Ambrosini, in Mondi Migranti: Rivista di studi e ricerche sulle migrazione internazionali, 1: 7-34, 2009 (lead article in first issue).


Nestor Rodríguez and Cecilia Menjívar. 2009. “Central Americans and Racialization in the Post-Civil Rights Era.” Pp. 183-199 in How the United States Racializes Latinos: White Hegemony and its Consequences, edited by José A. Cobas, Jorge Duany, and Joe R. Feagin. Boulder & London: Paradigm Publishers.


Cecilia Menjívar and Rubén G. Rumbaut. 2008. “Rights of Migrants and Minorities.” Pp 60-74 in The Leading Rogue State: The U.S. and Human Rights, edited by Judith Blau, David L. Brunsma, Alberto Moncada, and Catherine Zimmer. Boulder, CO & London: Paradigm Publishers.


Havidán Rodríguez, Rogelio Saénz, and Cecilia Menjívar. 2008. “Preface.” Pp. xv-xxiii in Latinos/as in the United States: Changing the Face of América. New York: Springer


Cecilia Menjívar. 2007. “Salvadorans.” Pp. 412-420 in The New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965,” edited by Mary Waters and Reed Ueda. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.


Cecilia Menjívar. 2006. “Serving Christ in the Borderlands: Faith Workers Respond to Border Violence.” Pp. 104-121 in Religion and Social Justice for Immigrants, edited by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo. New York: Rutgers University Press


Sang Hea Kil and Cecilia Menjívar. 2006. “The “War on the Border:” The Criminalization of Immigrants and the Militarization of the U.S.-Mexico Border.”  Pp. 164-188 in Immigration and Crime: Ethnicity, Race and Violence, edited by Ramiro Martinez Jr. and Abel Valenzuela Jr. New York: York University Press.


Cecilia Menjívar and Néstor Rodríguez. 2005. “State Terror in the U.S.-Latin American Interstate Regime. Pp. 3-27 in When States Kill: Latin America, the U.S. and Technologies of Terror Austin: University of Texas Press.


Cecilia Menjívar and Néstor Rodríguez. 2005. “New Responses to State Terror.” Pp. 335-346 in When States Kill: Latin America, the U.S. and Technologies of Terror. Austin: University of Texas Press.


Cecilia Menjívar. 2005. “Immigrants and Refugees.” Pp. 307-318 in Companion to Gender Studies, edited by Philomena Essed, David Theo Goldberg, and Audrey Kobayashi. London: Blackwell Publishers.


Cecilia Menjívar. 2004. “Teen Life in El Salvador.” Pp. 155-171 in Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean, edited by Cynthia Tompkins and Kristen Sternberg. Westford, Conn: Greenwood Publishing Group Co.


Flavio Francisco Marsiglia and Cecilia Menjívar. 2004. “Nicaraguan and Salvadoran Children and Families.” Pp. 253-273 in Culturally Competent Practice with Immigrant Children and Families, edited by Rowena Fong. New York: Guilford Publications.


Cecilia Menjívar and Lisa Magaña. 2002. “Immigration to Arizona: Diversity and Change.” Pp. 53-71 in Arizona Hispanics: The Evolution of Influence, 81st Arizona Town Hall, edited by Louis Olivas. Tempe: Arizona State University.


Geeta Chowdhry and Cecilia Menjívar. 2002. “(En)Gendering Development, Race(ing) Women’s Studies: Core Issues in Teaching Gender and Development.” Pp. 133-152 in Ecompassing Gender: Integrating International Studies and Women’s Studies, edited by Mary L.Lay, Janice Monk, and Deborah S. Rosenfelt. New York: The Feminist Press.


Cecilia Menjívar. 1999. “Salvadorans and Nicaraguans: Refugees Become Workers.” Pp. 232-253 in Illegal Immigration in America: A Reference Handbook, edited by David Haines and Karen E. Rosenblum. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.


Anita Leal and Cecilia Menjívar. 1992. “Xenophobia or Xenophilia?: Hispanic Women in Higher Education,”. Pp. 93-103 in Perspectives on Minority Women in Higher Education, edited by L.B. Welch. New York, Westport & London: Praeger.