Greg Prieto is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of San Diego

His first book, titled Immigrants Under Threat: Risk and Resistance in the Deportation Nation, is in production with New York University Press.  

Professor Prieto's research interests lie at the intersection of race, racism, and legal violence.  His primary focuses are immigration, police and Border Patrol, and social movements. His first book project is comparative ethnographic study of two Mexican immigrant communities in California as they negotiate and mobilize against a deportation regime whose tools include detention & dispossession. 

He has also worked in collaboration with USD undergraduate students, Tijuana-based NGO FundaciĆ³n GAIA, and the USD Mulvaney Center for Community, Awareness and Social Action to pilot a survey of deported migrants living in 'El Bordo' or the Tijuana River Canal that runs the length of the border between Tijuana and California.

His work appears in the peer-reviewed publications Research in Social Movements Conflict and Change, Latino Studies, and The American Sociologist.  Book chapters appear in the edited volumes The Nation and Its Peoples: Citizens, Denizens, Migrants (Park and Gleenson, 2014, Routledge) and Beginning a Career in Academic: A Guide for Graduate Students of Color (Mack, Watson, Camacho, 2014, Routledge).  The National Science Foundation, the UC Center for New Racial Studies, and the USD Office of Undergraduate Research have generously funded his work.

Greg received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara where he worked under the supervision of Howard Winant.  He lives in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego.