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/u54entry/lorna_rivera/
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 Lorna in a documentary Feminist Movements in the Caribbean
Professor Rivera's Scholarworks Publications