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 Tecnológico de Monterrey.

He earned his doctorate from the Université de Paris VIII-Vincennes, France (1980–1983). Prior to his graduate studies, Zúñiga attended the Universidad de Monterrey where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in education science.

He was recognized with a High Merits Award for the Development of Social Research in Monterrey (UANL, Jubilee, 60th Anniversary 1993). Zúñiga is a faculty member of the academic body of the doctoral program in Criminology, FACDyC, UANL, and received the State Award for Social Sciences from 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 on the transformation of education’s social contexts.

With a strong academic background and expertise in various fields, Zúñiga has made significant contributions to the fields of international migration and human rights, educational inclusion and exclusion, and border studies.

His most recent publications include the co-authored volumes Les sources de la sociologie (Éditions de l’Université de Bruxelles. Hamann, Edmund T., 2022) and Lo que los maestros mexicanos conviene que conozcan sobre la educación en Estados Unidos (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León/Universidad de Nebraska-Lincoln, 2022).

TVP Details
Employer/Affiliation Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Job Title Professor
Country of Residence Mexico
Field of expertise Sociology
Specialty Immigration Mexico-U.S.
Host University Details
University name University of Texas at Austin
Department LLILAS
Academic Year 2023-2024
Term/Semester Fall