Anna Hidalgo, Doctoral Candidate
Department of Sociology,
Columbia University

About Me

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. My research, teaching, and service work are shaped by a commitment to understanding and supporting the resourceful ways that people— particularly women and people of color—cope with the marginality that they experience in everyday life. My research interests include culture, gender, sexuality, race, transnational sociology, and qualitative methods. I have conducted research in the U.S. and Latin America. You can learn more about my work here.

At Columbia, I am a Paul F. Lazarsfield Fellow and a Provost’s Diversity Fellow. I am also an AAUW Dissertation Fellow, a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, and a National Science Foundation GRFP Fellow. Additionally, my work has been funded by the Social Sciences Research Council and the Columbia University Institute for Latin American Studies.

Before beginning my doctoral studies, I worked with the CDC’s National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Study at the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, and was a Senior Research Assistant for the NIH Adolescent Trials Network at The Fenway Institute. I also worked as a Research and Planning specialist at Action for Boston Community Development.

I was born in the Dominican Republic, and was raised in South Florida. I graduated from Brown University in 2009 with a BA in History. At Brown, I was a Sidney E. Frank Scholar and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. In my free time I enjoy practicing yoga, surfing, weightlifting, traveling, and exploring New York City’s diverse neighborhoods and restaurants.


  • MPhil Sociology, Columbia University, 2019
  • M.A. Sociology, Columbia University, 2016
  • B.A. History, Brown University, 2009