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Jose Soltero

  • jsoltero@depaul.edu
  • Associate Professor
  • PhD​​
  • Sociology
  • Faculty
  • 773.325.4428
  • 990 West Fullerton Avenue, Room 1104​

José Soltero is Associate Professor of Sociology at DePaul University in Chicago. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Sociological Theory, Immigration to the U.S., Revolutions and Peasant Rebellions, Theories of Crime and Deviance, and Research Methods in Sociology and Criminology, among other subjects. He has a B.A. in Mathematics (Minor in Physics) from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, completed graduate work in Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and has several degrees from the University of Arizona that include an M.S. in Mathematics, an M.A. in Sociology, and a Ph.D. in Sociology. Soltero was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago and a research fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. His research includes underemployment among Mexicans, African Americans, and Whites; determinants of religious affiliation in El Salvador; return migration to El Salvador among Salvadoran migrants; and determinants of poverty, remittances, religious affiliation, high school dropout, and support of bilingual education among Mexican immigrants in Cook County.

Research Interests

  • Mexican Immigration to the US
  • Religious Affiliation among Mexican Immigrants
  • High School Dropout Trends among Latinos
  • Latino Culture in the US

Publications

Soltero, José M. (2019 reprint edition). Inequality in the Workplace: Underemployment among Mexicans, African Americans, and Whites, Routledge: New York and London.

Soltero, José and Sonia Soltero. (2017). “Citizenship, language, education and poverty among Mexican migrants in Chicago,” Revista de Investigaciones Mexico-Estados Unidos, CIMEXUS, Volume XII, no. 1, pp. 59-78, Center for Mexico-U.S. Studies, University of Michoacán, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Mexico.

Soltero, José. (2014). “De migrantes a inmigrantes en la zona metropolitana de Chicago y el anti-mexicanismo presente en Arizona,” in Leco, Casimiro, María Beltrán-Vocal, Tamara Martínez-Ruiz, and Jacqueline Lazú (eds.), Presencia michoacana en el medio Oeste: Migración e identidad cultural en las relaciones México-Estados Unidos, p.p. 121-136, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, México.

Soltero, José and Sonia Soltero. (2014). “Deserción escolar y apoyo a la educación bilingüe entre los mexicanos de Chicago,” in Leco, Casimiro, María Beltrán-Vocal, Tamara Martínez-Ruiz, and Jacqueline Lazú (eds.), Presencia michoacana en el medio Oeste: Migración e identidad cultural en las relaciones México-Estados Unidos, p.p. 79-117, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, México.

Soltero, José, Sonia Soltero, and Andrea Kaufman. (2013). “Factores que influencian la deserción escolar entre los inmigrantes mexicanos en Chicago,” in Cruz-Piñeiro, Rodolfo, and Zapata-Garibay, Rogelio, (eds.), Vivir en el Norte: Condiciones de vida de los mexicanos en Chicago, p.p. 251-285, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, México.

Soltero, José. (2011). “La afiliación al protestantismo entre los inmigrantes mexicanos en Chicago,” Revista de Investigaciones México-Estados Unidos, CIMEXUS, volumen vi, número 1, México: Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, 69-87.

Soltero, José. (2009). “Determinants of remittances to Mexico among Mexican born immigrants in Chicago,” Journal of Poverty, Loyola University, Chicago.

Soltero, José with Natalia Sliwinska. (2007). “Venezuelan international policy under Hugo Chavez: The struggle against dependency,” Diálogo, Volume 10, DePaul University, Chicago.

Soltero, José and Romeo Saravia. (2003). “Dimensions of Social Stratification and Anomie as Factors of Religious Affiliation in El Salvador.” Sociology of Religion, 64, 1-19.

Soltero, José. (2003). “The Myth of Conflict and the Formation of Latino Identities: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in Chicago.” Diálogo No. 7, 3-8.

Soltero, José and Romeo Saravia. (2000). “Politics, Networks, and Circular Migration: The Salvadoran Experience.” Journal of Poverty: Innovations on Social, Political & Economic Inequalities, Volume 4, Numbers 1/2. Columbus, OH: The Haworth Press: 109-130.