Collegiate Affiliation

Daniel Cueto-Villalobos is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the sociology of culture, urban studies, race and whiteness, political economy, and civic participation. Daniel is particularly interested in how neighborhood groups and organizations navigate questions of identity, representation, and inequality during processes of urban change. His dissertation research examines the local debates surrounding the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In addition to this project, Daniel is collaborating on various mixed-methods studies examining civic participation, urban change, race, religion, and nationalism.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • BA: Metropolitan Studies, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, 2019


  • Cultural Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Political Sociology
  • Social Movements
  • religion
  • political economy