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Monika Gosin

Associate Professor of Sociology

Office: Boswell Hall 224
Email: [[mngosin]]
Research Areas: Africana and Latina/o Studies, International Migration; Interethnic Relations; Race and Gender in Media.
Office Hours: Monday 9:00-10:00 a.m., Thursday 3:30-4:30 p.m. and by appointment

Areas of Specialization

Africana and Latinx Studies; International migration and U.S. demographic change; Interethnic Relations; Race and gender in media.



MA. Sociology, Arizona State University
PhD., Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego


Courses Include: Blacks in American Society (cross list: Africana Studies); Immigration, Assimilation, and Ethnicity (cross list: Latin American Studies/ Asian Pacific Islander American Studies); Comparative Race Relations (cross list: Latin American Studies); Capstone in Race and the Media.


Primary research interests include: African American and Latinx relations; immigrant incorporation into US society; Afro Cuban and other Afro Latinx immigration experiences in the United States. Gosin has also published on raced and gendered media representations of Asian and Black populations within the United States. She is the author of The Politics of Racial Division: Interethnic Struggles for Legitimacy in Multicultural Miami (Cornell University Press, 2019). Her book deconstructs antagonistic discourses that circulated in local Miami media between African Americans, "white" Cubans, and "black" Cubans during the 1980 Mariel Boatlift and the 1994 Balsero Crisis. Challenging exclusionary arguments pitting these groups against one another, the book depicts the nuanced ways in which identities have been constructed, negotiated, rejected, and reclaimed in the context of Miami's historical multiethnic tensions. Positing new narratives regarding racial positioning and notions of solidarity in Miami, the book examines historical Miami interethnic tensions to provide lessons for current debates surrounding immigration, interethnic relations, and national belonging.