Nabil Tueme

M.A., 2018, Sociology, University of Connecticut
B.A., 2014, Sociology, Assumption College

Research Interests:

Collective Behavior & Social Movements, Political Sociology, Sociology of Immigration, Latina/o Sociology


I am a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. My research focuses on the roles of religion and family in Latino political mobilization and social movement activism. My dissertation, Reconceptualizing High-Risk Activism in Latino Youth Mobilization is a study of how Latino activists perceive the risks of protest. While social movement scholars have long distinguished between “high” and “low” risk tactics, these distinctions rarely account for subjective perceptions of risk, for how risk varies depending on protesters’ social location, and for risks to family and community members. The case of Latino youth mobilization – in which an errant Tweet can lead to the deportation of an activist or their family members – troubles these distinctions. Using interview, content, and survey data analyses, this study deepens our understanding of Latino political mobilization, and more generally, of how activists evaluate risk.

My work has been published in Sociology Compass, and I am currently working on two manuscripts related to non-Black Latinx engagement in the 2020 Black Lives Matter summer protests. I am also the 2021-2022 BIPOC Research Fellow at the Springtide Research Institute, where I conduct research on the faith and political lives of young Latinx persons, and a Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Connecticut’s Meanings of Democracy Lab. In 2021, I was awarded the University of Connecticut’s Sociology Department Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award.

Selected Publications

Tueme, Nabil. 2021. All in the Family: The Role of Family Networks, Collective Action Frames, and Identity in Latino Movement Participation. Sociology Compass15(4), e12866.

Manuscripts in preparation

Tueme, Nabil, and Daisy Reyes. “Latinos’ Perceived Risk of Repression During the 2020 Black Lives Matter Protests.”

Tueme, Nabil, and Ruth Braunstein. “Protesting while ‘DACAmented’: Did DACA Channel Recipients Away from Participating in the 2020 Black Lives Matter Protests?

Tueme, Nabil. “Political Storytelling in the Undocumented Youth Movement: Evidence from a Legislative Setting.”

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