Tinker Visiting Professor

Victor Zúñiga

Víctor Zúñiga is professor of sociology at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.  He served previously as professor of sociology at Tecnologico de Monterrey. He earned his doctorate from the Université de Paris VIII-Vincennes, France (1980–1983). Prior to his advanced degree, Zúñiga attended the Universidad de Monterrey where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Education Science.

He was recognized for the High Merits Obtained in the Development of Social Research in Monterrey, UANL, Jubilee of the 60th Anniversary (1993). Zúñiga is also a member of the academic body of the doctorate in criminology, FACDyC, UANL and was presented the State Award for Social Sciences, by the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (1994). He is a tier 3 (highest level) member of Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Investigadores.

In 2018, Zúñiga received from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) the Henri T. Trueba distinction for his Research that leads to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education.

Zúñiga is a recognized scholar of international migration and human rights, educational inclusion and exclusion, and border studies. His most recent publications include: Les sources de la sociologie. Bruxelles : Éditions de l’Université de Bruxelles. Hamann, Edmund T., Víctor Zúñiga y Juan Sánchez García (editores) (2022) Lo que los maestros mexicanos conviene que conozcan sobre la educación en Estados Unidos. Monterrey: Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León/Universidad de Nebraska-Lincoln.

TVP Details
Employer/Affiliation Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Job Title Profesor-investigador de la Facultad de Derecho y Criminología de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.
Country of Residence Mexico
Field of expertise Sociology
Specialty Immigration Mexico-US
Host University Details
University name University of Texas at Austin
Academic Year 2023 Fall
Term/Semester Fall