Jacqueline Olvera

Term Assistant Professor

Jaqueline Olvera received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois-Chicago, holds an M.S. in Public Management and Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University.  Her current research explores inter-ethnic relations between Mexican migrants and Puerto Ricans in new destination cities.  She is also conducting a study of marriage and cohabitation among native and foreign born Latinos using dyadic analytic techniques.  Among the awards she has received are:  the Ford Foundation Poverty Research and Training Postdoctoral Fellowship(2000-2003), Visiting Scholar Award at the Institute for Research on Poverty (2004), and a grant to visit the Center for Spatially Integrated Social Science at the University of California Santa Barbara (2006).  She has taught at Connecticut College, University of Michigan, and Stanford University.  At Barnard she will be teaching Introduction to Sociology, Communities and Social Change, as well as courses on immigration and poverty and public policy.

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