The Catholic University of America

Enrique S. Pumar, Ph.D.

IPR Executive Committee
Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Sociology
Email: pumar[at]
Phone: (202) 319-5941
Curriculum Vitae: Click here to view.
Department: Department of Sociology


Ph.D., American University, 1999. Dr. Pumar is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology. Dr. Pumar serves on the editorial boards of Sociological Forum, the Journal of Sociology and Theory of Religion, and The Delaware Review of Latin American Studies and is the Consulting Editor for Sociology to the Library of Congress Handbook of Latin American Studies.  In 2009 he co- edited Perspectives in Social Research Methods and Analysis (Sage) and more recently he edited Hispanic Migration and Urban Development (Emerald Press. 2012).  Other recent publications include: “Educational Attainment in a High Performing School District: The Relative Significance of Class.” with Adam Sitsis. Theory in Action and "The Plural of Anecdote is not Data:  Teaching Law Students Basic Survey Methodology to Improve Access to Justice in Unemployment Insurance Appeals." with Faith Mullen. UDC Law, in 2012. Dr. Pumar has published extensively in the areas of political sociology, national development, and race relations. His current research involves studying migration and violence and the incorporation of Latino immigrants in the Washington DC metro area. In 2013, he was awarded the Outstanding Author Contribution Award by the Emerald Literati Network.
He has been elected to several committees at the American Sociological Association, the Eastern Sociological Society, and served as President and Past President of the DC Sociological Society.  He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian Institution's Latino Center Dr. Pumar recently In 2012-13, Dr. Pumar coordinates Phase II of the Latino History Project for the Smithsonian Latino Center and the AYUDA Migration Project.
Dr. Pumar was recently featured in Talk of the Nation and Noticiero Telemundo and CNN in Espa~ol.
Fields of interest: Comparative Sociology/Historical Sociology, Migration/Immigration, Urban Crime, and Social Control.