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Peter Marina

  • Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse


    Peter Marina received a Ph.D. in sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York City and an M.A. in sociology at the University of New Orleans. He takes an approach to sociology that incorporates the striking dialectic of history and biography allowing him to penetrate and interact with a wide range of culturally diverse social groups-public high school youths, street kids, religiously inspired residents of the inner-city, and most recently, police officers of a large metropolitan police force-in a quest to understand both empirically and theoretically this rapidly changing, surprising and highly contradictory late-modern world. Peter's research interests include urban sociology, ethnography of the city, cultural criminology, community-based action research, Latina/o immigration, race and ethnicity, and youth subcultures, among other topics.

    Professional experience

    Assistant Professor

    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    August 2013 - Present



    New School for Social Research

    September 2005 - May 2010(5 years)