Assistant Professor of Education, Brown University
Andrea Flores is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in the anthropology of education. Her research interests primarily center on 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 in Nashville, Tennessee conceptualized the value of higher education for themselves, their families, and their communities in light of nativist hostility. She is also developing a new project that tracks how foreign students enrolled in American bioscience PhD programs make immigration and employment decisions at the end of their training, when their scientific acumen makes them both desirable immigrants across nations and attractive workers to non-science industries like finance.