Dr. Victoria Reyes is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. She previously taught in Bryn Mawr College’s Growth and Structure of Cities Department.
Dr. Reyes studies how culture shapes global inequality, with a particular focus on borders, empires, and meaning-making. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, she has examined globalized travel, World Heritage sites, ships, and legally plural, foreign-controlled places she calls “global borderlands.” Dr. Reyes has also written about transparency and positionality in field work.
Her first book, Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines, is forthcoming (September 2019) from Stanford University Press. Her work has also been published in Social Forces, Ethnography, Theory and Society, City & Community, Poetics, and International Journal of Comparative Sociology, among other outlets. Dr. Reyes has written for The Conversation, the Monkey Cage at The Washington Post, and Inside Higher Ed and received fellowships from the Institute of International Education (2006-2007 Fulbright Scholar to the Philippines), the National Science Foundation (2009-2012 Graduate Research Fellowship), and the American Sociological Association (2014 cohort, Minority Fellowship Program).
She received her PhD from Princeton University’s Department of Sociology in January 2015, and was a 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan.
Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines
Stanford University Press [Forthcoming (September 2019)]
Ethnographic Toolkit: Strategic Positionality and Researchers’ Visible and Invisible Tools in Field Research
Ethnography [published online first October 25, 2018]
Port of Call: How Ships Shape Foreign-Local Encounters
Social Forces 
Three Models of Transparency in Ethnographic Research: Naming Places, Naming People, and Sharing Data
Culture and Globalization
In John R Hall, Laura Grindstaff and Ming-Cheng Lo (Eds) Handbook of Cultural Sociology (Routledge International Handbook Series) pp 546-554 Abingdon, UK: Routledge 
Stigmatized Love, Boundary Making and the Heroic Love Myth: How Filipina Women Construct Their Relationships with American Military Men
in Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot and Gwenola Ricordeau (Eds) International Marriages and Marital Citizenship: Southeast Asian Women on the Move Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp 140-157 
Global Borderlands: A Case Study of Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
Theory and Society 
Legacies of Place and Power: From Military Base to Freeport Zone
City & Community 
The Production of Cultural and Natural Wealth: An Examination of World Heritage Sites
The Structure of Globalized Travel: A Relational Country-Pair Analysis
International Journal of Comparative Sociology