Vilma Ortiz

Vilma Ortiz

Professor, Sociology


Social Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

Demography & Population Studies, Mobility & Opportunity


For more than 25 years, Vilma Ortiz has studied the socioeconomic experiences of Latinos in the U.S., focusing on specific Latino groups as well as comparative studies with other racial/ethnic groups. Her most recent book is “Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation, and Race” (co-authored with Edward Telles, Russell Sage Foundation Publications, 2008). She is also co-author of “Challenging Fronteras: Structuring Latina and Latino Lives in the U.S.” (Routledge, 1997).

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