Veronica Terriquez

Associate Professor of Sociology
UC Santa Cruz

Dr. Veronica Terriquez is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University California Santa Cruz.  She received her Ph.D. in Sociology at UCLA, her Masters degree in Education at UC Berkeley, and her B.A. in Sociology at Harvard University.  Her research focuses on youth transitions to adulthood, civic engagement, social inequality, and immigrant integration. Dr. Terriquez is the principal investigator of the California Young Adult Study, Youth Leadership and Health Study, and the Young Voter Engagement Study. Informed by over two decades of connections to social justice movements in California, much of her research has implications for policies affecting low-income communities of color in the United States. Her research has been published in the American Sociological ReviewSocial Science & MedicineSocial ProblemsEducation Policy, and other journals.   Additionally, Dr. Terriquez has co-authored with colleagues and students over 40 widely disseminated research reports on labor, community, and youth organizing.