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Substitute Assistant Professor
Dr. Rubia R. Valente is on the faculty in the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. She earned her B.A. in International Relations with a minor in French from Southern Methodist University, and her Master’s degree in International Political Economy and Ph.D. in Public Policy and Political Economy from The University of Texas at Dallas.
On its broadest level, her work applies advanced quantitative methods and socioeconomic theory to investigate the impact of policies on underrepresented and marginalized groups, providing empirical support for formulating policies addressing socioeconomic inequalities due to race, class, and gender in social, political, religious, and educational institutions. Her research also evaluates the impact of public policies on the quality of life (a.k.a. happiness) of minority groups. Her regional focus is Latin America and Brazil.
Before joining Baruch, she was a research associate (post-doctoral fellow) at the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas and a visiting lecturer in the Department of Sociology (Program in Latino Studies) at Princeton University.