Zulema Valdez

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Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
Research Interests 

Professor Valdez's research examines how social group formations (based on race, class, gender, nativity and the like) affect the social and economic life chances of American workers and entrepreneurs. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Racial and ethnic relations
  • Intersectionality
  • Latino/a sociology
  • Economic sociology
Education 

Ph.D. in Sociology, 2002 -- University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. in Sociology, 1996 -- University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. in Sociology, 1992 -- University of California, Los Angeles

Books 
The New Entrepreneurs: How Race, Class, and Gender Shape American Enterprise