David Piacenti


Anthropology, Bilingual, Education, Immigration, International Studies, Latino Issues, Sociology, Spanish


Globalization, Immigration and culture change, Transnationalism, Sociological and anthropological theory, Qualitative methods and ethnography, Yucatec-Mayan culture, Latin America, Globalization in Peru

Degree: Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Sociology and Anthropology

Email: dpiacent@msudenver.edu

Office Phone: 303-615-0997

Interviewed by: La Voz

Additional Languages Spoken: Español


David 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.