Anthony Ureña

Anthony Ureña is a PhD candidate in sociology at Columbia University. A Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow, Anthony’s research interests lie at the intersections of health inequality, race & ethnicity, gender & sexuality, and risk. His work examines the social factors that contribute to the persistence of health inequalities within marginalized communities. His dissertation explores how racial identity, sexuality, and socioeconomic class impact the ways Black and/or Latino men who have sex with men perceive HIV/AIDS risk in their day-to-day lives. Anthony holds a BA in both sociology and human biology from Brown University. As a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, he volunteered at several HIV/AIDS NGOs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to produce an ethnography detailing the persistence of the epidemic in the city’s metropolitan and slum neighborhoods. Anthony is a Brooklyn native with ethnic roots in the Dominican Republic.