Professor of Sociology
295 Lafayette Street, Room 4141, New York, NY 10012
Areas of Research/Interest:
Stratification and Mobility; Sociology of Education; Social Demography; Early Origins of Disadvantage.
Florencia Torche is a Professor of Sociology at NYU. She is also Faculty Affiliate at the Steinhardt School of Education and at the NYU Global Institute of Public Health.
Professor Torche's scholarship examines inequality dynamics -- how inequality persists over the life course and across generations. She has studied inequality of educational opportunity, intergenerational mobility, wealth disparities, assortative mating. Recent projects study the long-term impact of prenatal exposures http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/ihdsc/eod/).
Much of Torche's research uses an international comparative perspective. She has conducted several surveys, including the first national surveys of social mobility in Chile and in Mexico. Her research has been funded by the Ford Foundation, the Spencer foundation, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), among others.