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Kimberly Torres, PhD

Affiliated Faculty, Organizational Dynamics; Center for Africana Studies

Dr. Kimberly Torres is an affiliated faculty member in Organizational Dynamics and the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Torres’ main fields of expertise are race and ethnic relations, sociology of education, diversity and inclusion, poverty and urban inequality, and qualitative methods. Dr. Torres is a trained ethnographer, qualitative interviewer, and focus group facilitator.

Dr. Torres completed a fellowship through the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania with Dr. Camille Charles. Dr. Torres is currently co-writing a book on the new Black American elite, which is in review with Princeton University Press. Dr. Torres earned her PhD in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in and her bachelor’s summa cum laude from Hamilton College.

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