Glenda M. Flores
Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Southern California, 2011
latino sociology, latina professionals, work and occupations, education, middle-class minorities, qualitative methods

SST 371 | 949-824-4664

Professional Bio

Dr. Glenda Marisol Flores holds B.A.’s in Chicano/Latino Studies and Spanish Language and Culture (w/an Education Emphasis) from UCI, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Southern California. She also holds a Gender Studies certificate.

Dr. Flores’s areas of expertise include Latina/o Sociology, Work and Occupations, Middle-Class Minorities, The Intersection of Race, Gender and Class, Education, and Qualitative Methods.

Throughout the academic year Dr. Flores teaches “Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies”, “Latino Immigration, Incorporation and the Future”, “Chicano/Latinos and Labor”, and “Theoretical Issues and Foundations in Chicano/Latino Studies”. She has also taught graduate seminars internationally such as “Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives Regarding Migration”, and “Intersections between Gender, Race, Age and Ethnicity” at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She also participates in the Race Research Workshop for the Department of Sociology at UCI.

Dr. Flores’s ethnographic investigation of Latina professionals, in particular Latina teachers, has been published in Qualitative Sociology, City and Community, Ethnography and Gender, Work and Organization. She has also published on Latinos in the STEM fields in Latino Studies and for the IBM Corporation. Her book monograph, Latina Teachers: Creating Careers and Guarding Culture is forthcoming with NYU Press. She has presented her research findings at the “Gender, Work and Organization Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference” at Keele University in the United Kingdom and at the American Sociological Association’s Annual Meeting in New York.

Dr. Flores has received national recognition for her research and has been the recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Race, Gender, Class Section Award and the Latina/o Sociology Section’s Cristina Riegos Award, and was selected as an American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education Fellow.

Dr. Flores’s qualitative investigation of Latina professionals in multiracial contexts has been supported by the Myra Sadker Foundation, the National Academies Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Program, the National Academy of Education Spencer Foundation Fellowship Program, the National Science Foundation, and the UC/ACCORD organization. She is also the recipient of the highly coveted and prestigious, Hellman Fellowship.

Dr. Flores is currently a council member of the Committee of Professional Ethics (COPE) and former council member for the Latina/o Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. She is former substitute teacher, and is dedicated to helping students from all backgrounds navigate the daunting labyrinth of the university through her research, teaching and service.