Nina M. Flores, PhD is an urbanist and interdisciplinary approach to teaching, research, and community work is informed by graduate training in political science, education, and urban planning. Her writing on gender, justice, politics, community development, education, and activism has been featured in national publications, including bylines with the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Miami Herald, Ms. Magazine Blog, YES! Magazine, and Progressive Planning. Her research focuses on the experiences of women in public space, and examines intersections of race, class, and age.
Nina's past professional experience includes working as a jury consultant and political messaging strategist, during which time she conducted focus group research for public affairs campaigns and medical malpractice, environmental, and discrimination cases in more than 30 states. She is the former editor of Critical Planning Journal, and a past fellow with The OpEd Project. Currently, Nina is an Assistant Professor in the Social & Cultural Analysis of Education program at California State University Long Beach. She has a PhD in Urban Planning from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.