Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky

Associate Professor
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Padelford Hall A-517
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Friday 1:00-2:00pm. Please email if you'd like to schedule an individual appointment outside of this time.


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Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky is a sociologist whose research and teaching areas are in immigration law/policy, labor, and race, in particular Latinx studies, in the U.S. She has been an Undocu-Ally Educator since her arrival working closely as Faculty Adviser to the Purple Group, an RSO that supports and advocates for undocumented students at the UW and with the Leadership Without Borders Program. Her first book, Daily Labors. Marketing Identity and Bodies on a New York City Street Corner (Temple University Press, 2019) is an ethnographic community study that reveals how ideologies about race, gender, nation, and legal status operate on a street corner shaping vulnerabilities and community for workers in the day labor market. Her next book project theoretically and empirically examines undocumented-ness and the range of documenting practices carried out by the state and by immigrants. For more information, view Session Two, a recording from The Bugs and Beast Before the Law colloquium organized by the Henry Art Gallery or read the accompanying essay "Un/documented Presence". And for information about Purple Group's leadership, meetings, and activities, contact directly or me at


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