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Research Areas

  • Community Development
  • Women, Cities & Gender Based Violence
  • Campus Sexual Assault
  • Campuses as Communities
  • Critical Pedagogies
  • For-Profit Schools
  • Biracial Identity
  • Using Social Media in Research & in Pedagogy

My research has been supported through the Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, UCLA Graduate Division, the Meyer & Renee Luskin Fellowship, and research grants funded by the Luskin Social Justice Initiative, the Kellogg Foundation, the Luskin Digital Initiative, and the Institute on American Cultures.

Teaching: Social & Cultural Analysis of Education Seminars (CSULB)

  • History of Social & Educational (In)equality
  • Urban Education Policy
  • Globalization & Educational Reform
  • Education & Global (In)equality
  • Educational Issues Through Global Perspectives
  • Critical Pedagogies
  • Social & Cultural Analysis of Education Capstone

Teaching: UCLA

  • Honors College: Community & Labor Development from the Ground Up
  • Planning for Minority Communities

Conference Paper Presentations

On Pedagogy and Practice: Lessons Learned from Conducting Social Media Research. Presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, Portland, OR, November 2016.

#Resistance to Street Harassment: Contextualizing On-line Actions in a New Era of Women’s Resistance in Public Space. Presenting at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference in Houston, TX, October 2015.

A Qualitative Approach to Social Justice-Based Twitter Research. Presented at the Social Equity Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN, June 2015.

#Resistance to Street Harassment: On-line Activism, On-the-Ground Agendas. Presented at the Western Political Science Association conference, Las Vegas Nevada, April 2015.

Freirian-Feminist Pedagogy: Coming Soon to a City Near You. Presented at the California Freirian Educators Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, April 18, 2014.

Gendered Public Spaces: Examining Cities through the Nature-Culture Dichotomy. Presented at Thinking Gender, University of California, Los Angeles, February 7, 2014.

One Word, One Meaning? There’s More than One Rung on the ‘Ladder of Empowerment.’  Presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Western Regional Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, November 9, 2013.

Community development and inclusion: A closer look at farmers’ markets in suburban Southern California. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, Los Angeles, CA. April 12, 2013.

Flores, N. M. et al. The Future of Student-Run Journals. Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Cincinnati, OH. November 1, 2012.

Flores, N. M. and Kretz, A. Applying critical pedagogy beyond the curriculum. Presented at the 6th Annual Summer Institute on Leadership for Educational Justice, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, 2010.

Flores, N. M. et al. Exploring the legacy of William F. Russell. Presented at the Comparative and International Education Society Western Regional Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010.

Publications

(Forthcoming) “Reimagining Citizen Science for Women’s Human Security: Shifting Power with Critical Pedagogy and Feminist Perspectives” in Richard Matthew, et al. (eds.) Women and Human Security. (chapter with co-author Tera Dornfield)

“Campus Sexual Assault: Myths, Facts, and Controversies” in Shira Tarrant (ed.) Gender, Sex, Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century. New York, NY: Routledge, Forthcoming: August, 2015.

Flores, N.M. & Wong, K. “Protecting the Rights of Massage Parlor Workers” in CSW Policy Briefs, (2015).

“Street Harassment: Old Issue, Ongoing Struggle, New Movement” in Progressive Planning Magazine, Summer Edition.

Gendered Public Spaces: Examining Cities through the Nature-Culture Dichotomy. E-Scholarship Conference Proceedings, Thinking Gender, 2014. 

Elder, I. & Flores, N. (2012). Militaristic Urbanism. Critical Planning, 19.

Flores, N. M. (2010). Review: Comparative and international education: An introduction to theory, method, and practice by David Phillips and Michele Schweisfurth. InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies 6(2).

Education

PhD Urban Planning, University of California Los Angeles (subfields: community development, gender & planning, social media research; graduate concentration certificate: gender studies)

MA Social & Cultural Analysis of Education, California State University Long Beach (concentrations: urban education & international education)

MA Political Science, San Diego State University (concentrations: public policy & international relations)

BA Political Science, California State University Long Beach (concentration: public law; minor: communication studies)

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