joined the Sociology Department in the 2004-2005 academic year. Dr. Portillos completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado/Boulder and graduate work at Arizona State University. Research interests include youth gangs, police-community relations in Latino/a communities and issues of gender, race/ethnicity, and crime. Dr. Portillos has also worked as an expert witness for capital murder cases. Some recent publications include:
2010 Gonzalez, Juan Carlos & Edwardo L. Portillos. Teaching from a Critical Perspective/Enseñando de Una Perspective Crítica: Conceptualization, Reflection, and Application of Chicano/a Pedagogy. (Stylus Press, Forthcoming)
2009 Dukes, Richard, Edwardo L. Portillos and Molly Miles. “Model of satisfaction with police, 2002-2005.” Policing and Society 32(2), 297-318.
2009 Solis, Carmen, Edwardo Portillos and Rod Brunson, "Latino/a youths' experiences and perceptions of negative police encounters," The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 623, 39-51.