Faculty & Staff

photo of Lorna Rivera

Lorna Rivera, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, College of Liberal Arts Director, Latino Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617-287-6780
  • Office Location: Professor Rivera will be on sabbatical leave for the Fall 2015 semester.

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

Additional Information

Current Projects:
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.

Faculty Director, Latino Leadership Opportunity Program, Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Public Policy.

Lorna Rivera's Book

Lorna Rivera quoted in Ms. Magazine

WELEARN Documentary

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