David Piacenti

Degree: Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Sociology and Anthropology

David Piacenti


Bilingual - Spanish Education Immigration International Studies Latino Issues Sociology and Anthropology Spanish


  • Globalization
  • Immigration and Culture Change
  • Transnationalism
  • Sociological and Anthropological Theory
  • Qualitative Methods and Ethnography
  • Yucatec-Mayan culture
  • Latin America
  • Globalization in Peru


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.

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