Andrea Flores

Assistant Professor of Education

Background

Andrea Flores joined Brown and the PSTC as a faculty associate in the fall of 2016. She is a cultural anthropologist who conducts her research in the United States.

Broadly, Flores examines how education shapes immigrant and immigrant descendants’ sense of self, transitions to adulthood, and social belonging. Her current book project identifies how Latino youth who participated in a college readiness program conceptualized the value of higher education for themselves, their families, and their communities in light of nativist hostility. She is currently developing two different research projects. One project analyzes low-income Latino students’ college persistence in private, religious universities. The other examines the migration decisions of foreign-born students enrolled in American bioscience graduate programs.

An NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a grant from the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund, and fellowships from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation have supported her research.

Publications

Flores, Andrea. 2016. Forms of Exclusion: Undocumented Students Navigating Financial Aid and Inclusion in the United States. American Ethnologist 43(3): 540-554. 

Flores, Andrea. 2015. Empowerment and Civic Surrogacy: Community Workers' Perceptions of Their Own and Their Latino/a Students' Civic Potential. Anthropology & Education Quarterly 46 (4): 397-413. 

Interests

Adolescence and early adulthood, Anthropological demography, Citizenship and belonging, Educational access and persistence, Higher education, Immigration and migration, United States