Isabel Jijon

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
321 Wallace Hall

Isabel Jijon is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Princeton Sociology Department. She received a Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University in 2018. 

Her research interests include culture, globalization, childhood, and the intersection of morality and markets. She is currently working on a book manuscript, The Dignity of Working Children? How Children in the Global South Defend Child Labor. This book examines how norms against child labor have become global and how actors in the global South, in turn, interpret, negotiate, and reinvent these norms. She has also written about the globalization of collective memory, the globalization of sport, and theories of translation.

Isabel is currently working with Professor Frederick Wherry in the Dignity and Debt Network and the "What's Fair in Finance" Project, that explores people’s subjective experience with credit and debt in the United States, Brazil, and Kenya.

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Forthcoming. “Toward a Hermeneutic Model of Cultural Globalization: Four Lessons from Translation Studies.” Sociological Theory. 

2018. “The Universal King? Memory, Globalization, and Martin Luther King, Jr.” Sociological Inquiry 88.1: 79-105.  

2015. “The Moral Glocalization of Sport: Local Meanings of Football in Chota Valley, Ecuador.” International Review for the Sociology of Sport. 52.1: 82-96.  

2013. “The Glocalization of Time and Space: Soccer and Meaning in Chota Valley, Ecuador.” International Sociology 28.4: 373-390. 

2011. “‘El eclipse’ de Augusto Monterroso y las implicaciones éticas de la brevedad.” Latin American Literary Review 39.78: 61-72. 

Book chapters

2018. “Is Civil Society Dangerous for Democracy? New Directions for Civil Sphere Theory in Latin America.” Pp. 231-239 in The Civil Sphere in Latin America. Edited by Jeffrey C. Alexander and Carlo Tognato. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.