Victor M. Espinosa

Victor M.  Espinosa

Victor M. Espinosa

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology [OSU Newark]

(740) 755-7218

168 Hopewell Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • Transnational Migration and Art
  • Outsider Art and Artistic Recognition
  • Latina/o Studies


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • M.A., El Colegio de Michoacan
  • B.A., Universidad de Guadalajara

Víctor Espinosa is a sociologist, ethnographer, and curator. His research focuses on the intersection of art and transnational migration. He is the author of Martín Ramírez: Framing His Life and Art (University of Texas Press, 2015) and El dilema del retorno: Migración, género y pertenencia en un contexto transnacional (El Colegio de Michoacan, 1998). Espinosa is currently working on a book project, Staging Migrant Suffering: Melodrama in Latin American and Latino Activism (under contract with the University of Michigan Press), with Ana Elena Puga (first author), Associate Professor, The Ohio State University.