Glenda Marisol Flores

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Associate Professor, Chicano/Latino Studies
School of Social Sciences
Courtesy Appointment, Sociology
School of Social Sciences
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2011, Sociology
Certificate, University of Southern California, 2011, Gender Studies
Phone: (949) 824-4664
University of California, Irvine
Chicano/Latino Studies Department
371 Social Science Tower
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Sociology of Work; Race/Ethnicity and Occupations; Latina/o Sociology; Race, Gender & Class; Education; Qualitative Methods
Academic Distinctions
Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the Race, Gender and Class Section of the American Sociological Association for Latina Teachers, 2018

Distinguished Contribution to Research Book Award from the Latina/o Sociology Section of the ASA for Latina Teachers, Honorable Mention, 2018

Dynamic Womxn of the Year Award at UCI, 2018

“Outstanding Teaching” Recognition for Chicano/Latino Studies III, Chicano/Latinos and Labor, and Latinos in a Global Society, School of Social Sciences, UC Irvine.

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)/FORD Foundation Multidisciplinary Conference Faculty Fellow Texas, 2013

Winner of the 2008 Cristina Maria Riegos Distinguished Paper Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Latina/o Sociology.

Winner of the 2008 Race, Gender, Class Distinguished Paper Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Race, Gender and Class.
Research Abstract
Dr. Flores specializes on the mobility pathways of Latina/o/x professionals and their workplace experiences in various white-collar occupations.
Flores, Glenda M. and Maricela Bañuelos. 2021. "Gendered Deference: Perceptions of Authority and Competence Among Latina/o Physicians in Medical Institutions." Gender & Society, 35(1): 110-135.
Flores, Glenda M. 2021. “Learning from Asian Teachers: Internal Diversity and Perceptions of Minority Students and Their Families.” In L. Murti and G. Flores (Ed.), Educators at Intersections, Springer (forthcoming)
Flores, Glenda M. 2020. "Latina Physicians as "Essential" Workers." Contexts, 19(4): 62-64.
Flores, Glenda M. 2020. “Latina/x Doctoras [Doctors]: Negotiating Knowledge Production in Science.” In A. Saraswati, B. Shaw and H. Rellihan (2nd Eds.), Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches, Oxford University Press.
Hondagneu-Sotelo, Pierrette, Emir Estrada, Edward Flores and Glenda M. Flores. 2020. “Latinx Millenials: Enduring Issues and New Challenges” Sociological Perspectives, 63: 461-477.
Flores, Glenda M. (2018). "Pursuing Medicina [Medicine]: Latina Physicians and Parental Messages on Gendered Career Choices." Sex Roles, 81: 59-73
Flores, Glenda M. (2018). "Latina Professionals as Racialized Tokens: Lisa's Story." Featured as a Research Focus in Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach (Brief, 2e) edited by Tanya Golash-Boza. Oxford University Press.
Flores, Glenda M. (2017). "Fear and Learning: How Latina Teachers Protect and Help Latina/o Children and their Immigrant Parents in California Schools." Blogpost for the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (USC) and From the Square, NYU Press.
Flores, Glenda M. (2017) Latina Teachers: Creating Careers and Guarding Culture. New York: NYU Press.
Flores, Glenda M. (2015). “Controlling Images of Space: Latina Teachers and Racial Positioning in Multiracial Schools.” City and Community, 14: 410-432.
Flores, Glenda M. (2015). “Discovering a Hidden Privilege: Ethnography in Multiracial Organizations as an Outsider Within.” Ethnography, 17: 190-212
Flores, Glenda M. (2015). “Bicultural Myths, Rifts and Scripts: A Case Study of Latina Teacher’s Cultural Pedagogy in Multiracial Schools.” In G.Q. Conchas and M. Gottried (Eds.), Inequality, Power and School Success: Case Studies on Racial Diversity and Opportunity in Education. New York, New York: Routledge.
Flores, Glenda M. and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo. (2015). “A New Gendered Occupational Niche: Latina Pathways into the Teaching Profession.” In J. A. Vallejo (Ed.), Research in the Sociology of Work: Immigration and Work. Emerald Group Publishing.
Flores, Glenda M. and Hondagneu-Sotelo, Pierrette. 2014. "The Social Dynamics Channeling Latina College Graduates into the Teaching Profession." Gender, Work and Organization, 21: 491-515.
Flores, Glenda Marisol. 2011. “Racialized Tokens: Latina Teachers Negotiating, Surviving and Thriving in a White Woman’s Profession.” Qualitative Sociology, 34: 313-335.
Flores, Glenda M. 2011. “Latino/as in the Hard Sciences: Increasing Latina/o Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Related Fields” Latino Studies, 9: 327-335.
Flores, Glenda and Gina Misiroglu. 2009. “Rubén Salazar.” In Latino History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, edited by Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo and David J. Leonard. M.E. Sharpe Publications.
Flores, Glenda. 2009. “Esmeralda Santiago.” In Latino History and Culture: An Encyclopedia, edited by Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo and David J. Leonard. M.E. Sharpe Publications.
Flores, Glenda. 2008. “America’s Competitiveness, Hispanic Participation in Technology Careers Summit Report: Increasing Latino Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Careers.” Armonk, NY: IBM Corporation.
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow, National Science of the Academies
Spencer Foundation Fellow for Research Related to Education
Hellman Fellowship
Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015-2016
American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Fellowship, 2015-2016 (declined)
Professional Societies
American Sociological Association
Pacific Sociological Association
American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education
The Council for the United States and Italy (CONSIUSA)
Latina/o Studies Association
Other Experience
Research Fellow
Tomas Rivera Policy Institute 2007—2008
Council Member, Latina/o Sociology Section
American Sociological Association 2013—2016
Committee on Professional Ethics
American Sociological Association 2016—2018
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Chicano/Latino Studies 2016—2021
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