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Associate Professor, sociology department, University of Toronto

Jerry Flores is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sociology tri-campus graduate department at the University of Toronto-St. George. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology at UC Santa Barbara in 2014. His interdisciplinary research investigates how institutions like schools, detention centers and the police come together to shape the lives of at-risk Latinas and Indigenous women and girls in North America. Specifically, he pays attention to how these individuals’ experiences are shaped by intergenerational trauma, family violence, as well as historical forms of gendered, racialized and class specific oppression. His research also investigates P’urhépecha cultural resurgence and preservation across North America. For this collective body of work he has received a Ford Foundation Fellowship, UC President’s Post Doctoral Award, Distinguished Early Career Award from the ASA section on youth and childhood studies and various Federal and University-based grants. He wrote the book Caught Up, authored multiple peer-reviewed publications, poetry, and several news pieces. He identifies as P’urhépecha, who are Indigenous peoples originally from Michoacan, Mexico.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto


  • 2011 
    University of California, Santa Barbara, Sociology/Criminology