Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Southern California. Her primary research has focused on gender and migration, informal sector work, and religion and the immigrant rights social movement. Most of these studies focus on Mexican and Central American immigrant communities, but she has also researched Muslim American immigrants in the post-9/11 era. She has authored or edited eight books, and she has held research and writing fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation for the Humanities, the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, UCSD’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, and the Getty Research Institute. She was given a Mellon Excellence in Mentoring Award for her work with graduate students, and the book Domestica won seven awards, including the Max Weber and the C.Wright Mills book awards.