Marie Sarita Gaytan portrait
  • Associate Professor, Gender Studies
  • Associate Professor, Sociology Department

Professional Service

  • Agriculture, Food, and Human Values. Role: Manuscript reviewer. Manuscript reviewer. 12/01/2021 - 03/31/2022

Honors & Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Best Paper in the Social Sciences. Latin American Studies Association, Mexico Section, 05/31/2018
  • College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Junior Research Award. University of Utah, 04/14/2017
  • Finalist, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Junior Research Award. University of Utah, 04/01/2016
  • Best Paper in the Social Sciences. Mexico Section, Latin American Studies Association, 05/2013
  • CSBS Junior Sabbatical Leave . University of Utah, 01/2013
  • Faculty Research Grant, University Research Committee. University of Utah , 06/2012
  • Lionel CantĂș Graduate Student Award. University of California, Santa Cruz, 05/2006
  • Ford Foundation Minority Dissertation Fellowship. National Research Council, 03/2006
  • Frederick A. Cervantes Student Premio (Prize), Best Graduate Student Paper. National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies, 02/2005
  • Conflict, Social Action and Change Graduate Student Paper Award. Society for the Study of Social Problems, 06/2004
  • Cristina Maria Riegos Distinguished Graduate Student Paper Award, Latino/a Sociology Section. American Sociological Association, 08/2002

In the Media

  • USA Today "This Cinco de Mayo Learn about the Origin of the Margarita." . 05/05/2020.
  • Forbes. "Why Some of the Best Tequilas are Under the Radar.". 08/2016.
  • Health & Medicine Week. "!Tequila! University of Utah assistant professor researches history of drink." . 05/22/2015.
  • El Economista. "Tequila, de la cruda a la intelectualidad". 05/10/2015.
  • Univision. "Tequila y Mexicanidad". 05/05/2015.