Sociology

Danielle Hidalgo

Assistant Professor, Vice Chair

After spending many years in San Francisco and teaching at Montana State University, I joined the Sociology department in Fall 2015.  I completed my MSc (2001) in Sociology at the London School of Economics and my PhD (2009) at the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Before Hurricane Katrina, I also completed graduate work at Tulane University in New Orleans, an experience that resulted in my co-edited book about the sociological impact of the storm (see Narrating the Storm: Sociological Stories of Hurricane Katrina, 2011).  

As an Assistant Professor at CSU Chico, I teach classical and contemporary theory and courses that cover the areas of gender, sex and sexuality.  In all of my classes, I connect theoretical readings to students’ everyday lives and experiences.  Echoing student evaluations across my classes, a student recently expressed this sentiment: “I like that we are given many real-life, relatable examples for the theories we learn about because it allows me to visualize a connection that helps me better understand the (language of) theories, in general.”  As a professor, I want students to be able to both understand and use the material that we cover in my classes and meeting students where they are is part of that process. 

My research interests address the sociology of the body/embodiment, gender, sexuality and globalization.  Some recent publications are listed below.  I encourage all of my students to ask me about my research and, if they’re interested, working with me on my research or their own related research projects is always an option.

Recent publications: 

Hidalgo, Danielle. 2016. “Teaching Spaces of Possibility: Cultivating Safe, Relaxed, and Challenging Classrooms” in Ryanne Pilgeram and Kristin Haltinner, eds. Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America. London: Springer.

Hidalgo, Danielle Antoinette and Tracy Royce. 2016. “ ‘Tonight, You are a Man!’: Negotiating Embodied Resistance in Local Thai Nightclubs” In Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia, edited by Tiantian Zheng. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press.

Bankston, Carl L. III and Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo. 2016. “The Waves of War: Refugees, Immigrants, and New Americans from Southeast Asia.” In Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader, 3rd edition, edited by Min Zhou & Anthony C. Ocampo. Albany: New York University Press.

Hidalgo, Danielle Antoinette. 2016. “Embodying Theory: Problematizing the Mundane in Everyday Life.” In ASA Section on Body & Embodiment Blog (opens in new window)