Globalization, immigration and culture change, transnationalism, sociological and anthropological theory, qualitative methods and ethnography, Yucatec-Mayan culture, Latin America, globalization in Peru
Title: Assistant professor
Office Phone: 303-556-2992
Piacenti teaches Prejudice & Discrimination, Contemporary Sociology, Art & Craft of Sociology Writing, and Sociological Theory: Past and Present.
He has taught at Metropolitan State University of Denver since 2010.
Piacenti has published “Yucatec-Mayan Immigration to the Mission and Edison Neighborhoods: A Comparison of Social Conditions and Immigrant Satisfaction" in the Journal of Méxican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, “The Tangle of Anthropological Tourism: How the Consumption of Fantasy and Academia Share Common Spaces" in Applied Anthropologist and "For Love of Family and Family Values: How Immigrant Motivations Can Inform Immigration Policy" in the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy.