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Zulema Valdez

Zulema Valdez
Associate Professor

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

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

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