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Department Chair
Associate Professor of Sociology


Fellow, Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies

Contact Information:
Aquinas Hall 103B            
(202) 319-5941/5445

Enrique S. Pumar

Enrique S. Pumar earned a Ph.D. from American University in 1999. He is associate professor and chair of the Department of Sociology. Pumar serves on the editorial boards of Sociological Forum and the Journal of Sociology and Theory of Religion, and is the consulting editor for sociology to the Library of Congress Handbook of Latin American Studies. 

In 2009, he co-edited Perspectives in Social Research Methods and Analysis (Sage) and more recently he edited Hispanic Migration and Urban Development (Emerald Press. 2012).  Pumar has published extensively in the areas of political sociology, national development, and race relations. His current research involves studying migration and the formation of immigrant communities in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

In 2013, he was awarded the Outstanding Author Contribution Award by the Emerald Literati Network. Pumar is an affiliated scholar in the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University. Pumar will be a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Valladolid, Spain in 2017.

Fields of interest: comparative sociology/historical sociology, diffusion of ideas, migration/immigration, urban crime, and social control.