Nilda Flores-Gonzalez

Professor of Sociology

Research Interests: Race and ethnicity, youth, education, U.S. Latinos, qualitative methods

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Recent Courses:

  • Sociology of Latinos (Soc 229)
  • Racialization of Latinos (Soc 426)
  • Racialization of Latinos, Asian Americans and Middle Easterners (Soc 520)

Nilda Flores-González is a professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Faculty Liaison of LAS’ Office of Social Science Research. Her work focuses on race and ethnicity, children and youth, identity, Latino sociology and education. Her current research explores the effects of racialization on the ways in which Latino youth understand national belonging. Professor Flores-González is the author of Citizens but not Americans: Race and Belonging among Latino Millennials (NYU Press, 2017), and School Kids, Street Kids: Identity Development in Latino Students (Teachers College Press 2002), co-editor of Marcha: Latino Chicago in the Immigrant Rights Movement (University of Illinois Press 2010) and co-editor of Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Era (University of Illinois Press 2013). Additionally, she has published articles and book chapters on various topics such as race and Latino identity, youth and social justice, immigrant education, Puerto Rican high achieving students, extracurricular participation and retention, and the Puerto Rican community of Chicago. Professor Flores-Gonzalez has received funding from the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. 


Contact Information

Sociology Office: 4112B BSB 
Sociology Phone: 312-996-5373