Valente Soto

About Valente Soto

I am interested in state theory, emotional geographies, violence and trauma. More specifically, my work examines what are the effects and means by which professionals—psychologists, social workers, and journalists—who witness or indirectly experience the outcomes of drug-related violence perceive and develop mechanisms to cope with its growing prevalence in Sinaloa, Mexico.

Projects

- The Sustainable Rural Cities in Chiapas México. 

- Witnessing the Effects of Drug-related Violence in Northwest Mexico.

Research Interests

Urban & Political Geography, Political  Ecology, Development Geographies, Latin America, Regional Development and Planning.

Selected Publications

Ibarra, G. and Soto, V. 2011. Dinámica económica y estructura metropolitana de Phoenix, Arizona, in Valenzuela, B. and Montoya, E. Nuevos senderos, mismo destino. Proceso migratorio e inserción económica de mexicanos en Phoenix, Arizona. México: Jorale Editores. 

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Contact Information

Valente Soto
PhD Candidate
Office: ENR2 S595-DD

Degree(s)

BA in International Studies - Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. 

MA in North American Studies - Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa. 

Courses Taught

Fall 2011 - Teaching Assistant for GEOG 150 Environment and Society

Spring 2012 - Teaching Assistant for GEOG 379 Urban Growth and Development

Fall 2012 - Teaching Assistant for GEOG 379 Urban Growth and Development & GEOG 367 Population Geography

Spring 2013 - Teaching Assistant for GEOG 379 Urban Growth and Development

Fall 2013 - Teaching Assistant for GEOG 270 Sports Geographies.