Collegiate Affiliation

Daniel Cueto-Villalobos is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. He researches culture, religion, cities, race, and civic participation. Daniel is particularly interested in how diverse groups and organizations navigate questions of identity, representation, and inequality during periods of crisis. In his time at the University of Minnesota, Daniel has collaborated on multiple mixed-methods projects examining civic participation, urban change, race, religion, and nationalism. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, American Sociological Association, Midwest Sociological Society, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Minnesota Population Center, and the Population Association of America. He contributes regularly to The Society Pages.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • MA: Sociology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2022
  • BA: Metropolitan Studies, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, 2019


  • Race
  • Religion
  • Culture
  • Organizations
  • Social Movements
  • Food
  • Urban Studies