Veronica Terriquez

Veronica Terriquez PhotoBiographical Information

Dr. Veronica Terriquez received her Ph.D. in Sociology at UCLA, her Masters degree in Education at UC Berkeley, and her B.A. in Sociology at Harvard University.  Her research examines how individuals’ demographic characteristics -as well as their ties to civic organizations, schools, and other institutions -reproduce or challenge patterns of social inequality. Much of her research has implications for policies affecting low-income, immigrant, and Latino communities. Dr. Terriquez has prior experience working as a community organizer and volunteer for various education reform, immigrant rights, labor rights, and racial justice efforts.  She is the principal investigator of the California Young Adult Study and the Youth Leadership and Health Study.


Research Interests

Immigrant Incorporation, Civic Engagement, Social Inequality, Latinos in the U.S., Youth Transitions to Adulthood, Quantitative Methods, Mixed-Methods.

Previous Education/Training

2009. Ph.D., Sociology, University of California – Los Angeles
2000. M.A., Social and Cultural Studies of Education, Berkeley School of Education.
1997. B.A., Sociology (cum laude), Harvard University