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Marianne Paiva


Marianne Paiva is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at California State University, Chico. She is also a recovering paramedic, a mother, wife, sister, and daughter.

Marianne’s research interests focus on Population and the Environment, Migration, Immigrant Populations, the intersectionality of Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class, and every now and then, paramedics. 

Marianne earned her BA in Sociology and MA in Social Science at CSU Chico, and her Ph.D. in Sociology at Kansas State University.

She is the author of Breathe: Essays from a Recovering Paramedic (2011) and the editor of Sociology in Everyday Life (2016).