The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences welcomes Stacy Torres, PhD, as a new assistant professor! Dr. Torres is an ethnographer who specializes in aging and the life course, gender, family, health/mental health and urban sociology. She is currently developing two new research projects. The first project, a qualitative, in-depth interview study of 75 elders, expands her research on aging in place with a special focus on minority and immigrant aging in upstate New York. The second long-term ethnographic project will examine urban belonging among people diagnosed with serious mental illness in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dr. Torres is also the author, with one of her doctoral students, Xuemei Cao, of an August 20 New York Times op-ed on family immigration policy and the caretaking contributions of immigrant grandparents.