Ed A Munoz portrait
  • Chair, Ethnic Studies
  • Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies
  • Associate Professor, Sociology Department
801-581-5886

Education

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Project: “Latino Sentencing Dispositions, 1987-1991: Gringo Justice in the Rural Heartland”
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Project: "Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Sentencing: A Case Study of Panhandle County"
  • B.A., Sociology Spanish Minor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • A.A., Sociology / Spanish Minor, Western Nebraska Community College

Biography

Dr. Ed A. Muñoz is an Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Sociology and the Chair of the Ethnic Studies Division. In general, his research expertise deals with the Latinx experience in the Midwestern and Inter-Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. With regards to his criminal justice research agenda, he examines how racialization processes impact criminal justice outcomes for racial/ethnic minority populations. He is currently examining the effectiveness of Salt Lake Peer Court on youth recidivism. A longer term project is a socio-historical analysis on the construction of Latinidad in the Inter-Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions dating from the 16th century and into the 21st century.