Glenda M. Flores
Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Southern California, 2011
Latina/o Sociology, Sociology of Work, Race/Ethnicity and Occupations, Intersectionalities, Education, Qualitative Methods

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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.

Throughout the academic year she teaches “Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies”, “Chicano/Latinos and Labor”, “Intersections in Education”, 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 was published by NYU Press and you can order a copy here. 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 a recipient of the American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Fellowship and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her research was also highlighted on NBC Latino and el Centro Cultural de Mexico in Santa Ana, CA.

Her 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 also the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Chicano/Latino studies. 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.

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