Ramon   Guerra

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABN 344a
Phone: (956) 665-3339
Email: ramon.guerra@utrgv.edu

Dr. Ramon Guerra

Dr. Ramon Guerra studies religion and currently is working on probation in Hidalgo County

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Religion and Race and Ethnicity
  • Education

    • PhD, Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, 1989
    • MA, Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, 1984
    • BA, Anthropology, California State University, Hayward, 1979
  • Currently Teaching

    SOCI 3363 01 - Sociology of Religion:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Bienvenido Ruiz, Raymond Guerra, Arlett Lomeli, Rolando Longoria, and Billy Ulibarri. "The Catholic Church and Mexican American Social Mobility in the Postwar Midwest: Evidence from Life and Family Histories," Thousand Oaks, CA: Social Currents 5, no. 1 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2017): 32-48.

  • Raymond Guerra. Review of Faithful Generations: Race and New Asian American Churches. Choice, 43, no. 01 September 2005.

  • Raymond Guerra. Review of Women without Class: Girls, Race and Identity. Choice, 41, no. 01 September 2003.

  • Raymond Guerra. "Rational Choice, Poverty and Magic: The Mexican American Religious Experience in South Texas," Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 30, (2002): 82-90.

  • Raymond Guerra. Review of Recovering History, Constructing Race: The Indian, Black and White Roots of Mexican Americans. Choice, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2002.

  • Raymond Guerra. Review of Manufacturing Hope and Despair: The School and Kin Support Network of U.S.-Mexican Youth. Choice, March 2002.

  • Raymond Guerra. "Rational Choice Among Korean Immigrants and Mexican Americans in South Texas," Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 29, (2001): 33-43.

  • Raymond Guerra. Review of Koreans in Japan: Critical Voices from the Margins. Choice, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2001.

  • Raymond Guerra. Review of Hispanics/Latinos in the United States: Ethnicity, Race and Rights. Choice, February 2001.

  • Raymond Guerra. Review of Immigrant Women in the U.S Workforce: Who Struggles? Who Succeeds?. Choice, September 2000.



Selected Presentations


  • Ramon Guerra. "Magical Candles of Dominance," Southwestern Social Science Association, Southwestern Social Science Association, Las Vegas (March 2016)

  • Ramon Guerra. "Gender Relations and Magical Candles," Society for the Study of Social Problems, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Chicago (August 2015)

  • Raymond Guerra. "Grocery Store Magic," Association for the Sociology of Religion, San Francisco (August 2014)

  • Raymond Guerra. "The Social Significance of Esoteric Votive Candles," Society for the Study of Social Problems, Society for the Study of Social Problems, New York (2013)

  • Raymond Guerra. "Candles and Multiculturalism: Religious Expression in South Texas," Association for the Sociology of Religion, Association for the Sociology of Religion, Denver (2012)

  • Raymond Guerra. "Multiculturalism or Assimilation: Mexican Americans in the Lower Rio Grande Valley," Society for the Study of Social Problems, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Las Vegas (2011)

  • Raymond Guerra. "Donde Hablamos Ingles Tambien," National Social Science Association, National Social Science Association, Las Vegas (2010)

  • Raymond Guerra. "You are Where You Play: Social Class among Las Vegas Casinos," National Social Science Association, (2008)

  • Raymond Guerra. "Where are the White Kids: Stratification in South Texas," Society for the Study of Social Problems, (2006)

  • Raymond Guerra. "Rational Choice, Poverty and Magic: The Mexican American Religious Experience in South Texas," Society for the Study of Social Problems, (2000)

Current Courses

SOCI 3363 01 - Sociology of Religion:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses