Dean's Office

Milagros Peña

Millagros Peña

Associate Dean for Behavioral & Social Sciences

Areas of Responsibility

  • International Affairs
  • Graduate Affairs (Graduate CLAS Awards including graduate travel, GSF and Grinter Allocations, Graduate School Mentor/Advisor Award College nominations, and advising on Graduate School Policy)
  • Faculty Affairs (College representative on UF-UFF matters, grievances)
  • Animal Care
  • Lab Fees
  • ADA Compliance
  • Ruth McQuown Scholarship Program
  • Responsible for the Following Departments

  • Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology, Criminology & Law
  • Responsible for the Following Centers, Programs, and Related Units

  • Asian Studies
  • Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida
  • Center for African Studies
  • Center for European Studies
  • Institute for Psychological Study of the Arts
  • Reubin O'D. Askew Institute on Politics and Society
  • Brief Biography

    Milagros Peña is Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies and former Director of the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research.

    She received her doctorate in Sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Peña is the author of Latina Activists Across Borders: Grassroots Women’s Organizing in Mexico and Texas published by Duke University Press in 2007, which was awarded the 2008 Distinguished Book Award by the Latino/a section of the American Sociological Association. She is also the recipient of a 1995 Fulbright-Hays/Garcia Robles Research Award and author or co-author of three additional books and over thirty journal articles, book chapters, and reports.

    In the last five years, she has been involved in collaborative research projects with Edwin I. Hernández at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame that led to the 2006 publication of Emerging Voices, Urgent Choices: Latino-a Leadership Development from the Pew to the Plaza with Brill Academic Publishing.

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