Faculty & Staff
Areas of Expertise
Women's literacy, feminist/critical pedagogies, social welfare reform, Latina studies, and race/ethnic/gender health disparities
PhD in Sociology. Northeastern University
Professional Publications & Contributions
- Saltmarsh, J., Warren, M., Krueger-Henney, P., Rivera, L., Fleming, R., Haig Friedman, D. & M. Uriarte. (2015). "Creating an Academic Culture that Supports Community-Engaged Scholarship." In: Diversity & Democracy. V 18.
- Warren, Mark, John Saltmarsh, Patricia Krueger-Henney, Lorna Rivera, Miren Uriarte, Donna Haig Friedman, Richard K. Fleming, Diana Yadira Salas, and Luciano Ramos. 2014. Advancing Community Engaged Scholarship and Community Engagement at the University of Massachusetts Boston: A Report of the Working Group for an Urban Research-Based Action Initiative. Boston: University of Massachusetts Boston
- K. Fletcher, H.G. Prigerson, E. Paulk, J. Temel, E.. Finlay, L. Marr, R. McCorkle, L, Rivera, F. Munoz, P. Maciejeski. (2013). "Gender differences in the evolution of illness understanding among patients with advanced cancer." The Journal of Supportive Oncology. V11(3):126-32. DOI: 10.12788/j.suponc.0007. Source: PubMed
- A. Wright, H. Stieglitz, Y. Kupersztoch, M, Paulk, Y. Kim, I. Katz, F. Munoz, R. Jimenez, J. Mutchler, L. Rivera, A. Back, H. G. Prigerson. (2013). "United States Acculturation and Cancer Patients' End-of-Life Care." PLoS ONE v 8(3):e58663. DOI: 0.1371/journal.pone.0058663. Source: PubMed
- Rivera, L. & N. Lavan. (2012). “Family Literacy Practices and Parental Involvement of Latin American Immigrant Mothers” in Journal of Latinos and Education, V11 (4).
- Rivera, L. (2009). “Landscape of Academe” in Empowering Women through Literacy: Views from Experience. Eds. M. Miller & K. King. Information Age Publishing.
- Rivera, L. (2008). Laboring to Learn: Women's Literacy & Poverty in the Post-Welfare Era, University of Illinois Press. (Winner of 2009 Cyril O. Houle Award)
Rivera, L. & M. D. Hohn. (2012). Participatory Health Literacy in the U.S. University of Illinois Press (manuscript in progress).
Co-Principal Investigator, “Latino End-of-Life Care: Patient, Provider, & Institutional Effects.” University of Massachusetts & Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, U54 Comprehensive Cancer Partnership Program. https://www.umb.edu/u54/projects/pi#LornaRivera
Faculty Director, Latino Leadership Opportunity Program, Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Public Policy. http://www.gaston.umb.edu/llop.php
Lorna Rivera's Book
Lorna Rivera quoted in Ms. Magazine
Sociology of Immigration Part One
Sociology of Immigration Part Two
See Professor Rivera in the documentary Feminist Movements in the Caribbean
Professor Rivera's Scholarworks Publications