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Víctor Espinosa

Víctor Espinosa

Víctor Espinosa

Lecturer, Sociology and Comparative Studies


(614) 292-0563

238 Townshend Hall
1885 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Transnational Migration and Art
  • Outsider Art and Artistic Recognition
  • Human Rights and Suffering
  • Latina/o Studies
  • Oral History and Sociological Biography
  • Ethnography and Qualitative Methodologies


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2012

Víctor Espinosa is a sociologist, ethnographer, and curator. His research focuses on the intersection of art and transnational migration. He is the author of Martín Ramírez: Framing His Life and Art (University of Texas Press 2015) and El dilema del retorno: Migración, género y pertenencia en un contexto transnacional (El Colegio de Michoacan, 1998). Espinosa is currently working on a book project, Staging Migrant Suffering: Melodrama in Latin American and Latino Activism, with Ana Elena Puga (first author), Associate Professor, The Ohio State University (under review by the University of Michigan Press).