Eileen Díaz McConnell is a sociologist, a social demographer, and Professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. Past and present research interests include media representations of U.S. Latinx population growth, how nativity and legal status shape housing, wealth, and other outcomes for Mexican and Central American immigrants in the U.S. and their families, and immigration and racial attitudes in the age of Trump. She teaches courses on Latinx migration, social demography, and culturally competent research methods with Latinx communities.
Raised in Corpus Christi and San Antonio, Texas, Eileen is the daughter of a Colombian immigrant Mamá from Medellín, Colombia and an Irish American Dad from the New Jersey shore town of Atlantic Highlands. She earned her doctorate in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 2001 and previously worked at Indiana University and the University of Illinois.