Dr. Enrique Pumar is the Chair of the Department of Sociology and the Director of the Global Migration and Refugee Studies Program at The Catholic University of America (CUA). He is also a member of the Executive Board of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at CUA and a non-resident affiliate at ISIM.
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 2011-2012, he was the principal researcher for the Latino History Project, the Latino Center at the Smithsonian Institution. 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).
Dr. Pumar has published extensively in the areas of political sociology, national development, and ethnic relations. His current research involves the intersections between migration and development and the incorporation of Latino immigrants in the Washington DC metro area. He earned his Ph.D. in 1999 from American University.