Teresa Irene Gonzales. 2021. Building a Better Chicago: Race and Community Resistance to Urban Redevelopment. Latina/o Sociology Series. NY: New York University Press.

Reviews: Journal of Urban Affairs, MobilizationSocial Forces, Sociology of Race & Ethnicity


Teresa Irene Gonzales, Elizabeth Thissell, and Soumitra Thorat. 2022. “The Stories We Tell: Race and Redevelopment in the Rural Midwest.” Rural Sociology Journal 87(4): 1274-1301(Online first Aug 2022), open access.

Winner, The Hon Prize in Public Interest Communications Research, University of Florida, 2023.

Joselyne L. Chenane, Melissa S. Morabito, Teresa Irene Gonzales. 2022. “Perceptions of Police Among Kenyan Female Immigrants in the United States.” Feminist Criminology.

Teresa Irene Gonzales. 2022. “Ratchet-Rasquache Activism: Aesthetic and Discursive Frames within Chicago-based women-of-color activism.” Social Problems 69(2): 380-97.  (Online first 2020).

Co-Winner, American Sociological Association, Latina/o Sociology Section Distinguished Contribution to Research Article Award, 2022

WinnerSociety for the Study of Social Problems, Arlene Kaplan Daniels Paper Award 2021

Teresa Irene Gonzales. 2017. “Two sides of the same coin: The New Communities’ Program, grassroots organizations, and leadership development within two Chicago neighborhoods.” Journal of Urban Affairs 39(8): 1138-54.

Book Chapters

Teresa Irene Gonzales. 2021. “Semillas de Justicia: Chicana Environmentalism in Chicago.” Contracted chapter for Latinas and the Politics of Urban SpacesSharon Navarro and Lillian A. Saldaña (eds). New York, NY: Routledge.


Teresa Irene Gonzales. 2020. “So Fresh Saturdays: Public Events and Building Collective Action” in Everyday Sociology Reader.

Book Reviews

Teresa Irene Gonzales. 2023. Review of the book Community Media Representations of Place and Identity at Tug Fest by Michael O. Johnston. Sociological Inquiry.

Teresa Irene Gonzales. 2020. Review of the book Immigrants Under Threat: Risk and Resistance in Deportation Nation by Greg Prieto. American Journal of Sociology 125(4): 1171-73.

Teresa Irene Gonzales. 2017. Review of the book Crook County, Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court by Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve. section Culture: The American Sociological Association Culture Section newsletter (30)2 Summer.