Lorna Rivera, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Women’s/Gender Studies and Latino Studies and Director

Associate Professor of Women’s/Gender Studies and Latino Studies and Director
University of Massachusetts-Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Phone (617) 287-5790
Email Lorna.Rivera@umb.edu

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Feminist/critical pedagogies
  • Race/Ethnic/Gender Health Disparities
  • Social Welfare Reform
  • Women's literacy

Lorna Rivera is a graduate of the Chicago Public Schools and is an alumnus of the Latino Leadership Opportunity Program (class of 1991, Midwest Region). She holds a bachelor’s of science in elementary education from DePaul University and a PhD in sociology from Northeastern University. Rivera’s publications and research focus on Latino/a communities, women’s health disparities, and educational inequalities. She has received research grants from the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, the National Academy of Education’s Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship, the National Center for Family Literacy, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.