Jody Agius Vallejo

Associate Professor, Sociology

vallejoj@usc.edu
(213) 740‑5047


Jody Agius Vallejo concentrates on immigration, race/ethnicity, Latinos and the Latino middle class. Her book, Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican American Middle Class (Stanford University Press) examines patterns of mobility and socioeconomic incorporation among upwardly mobile and middle-class Mexican Americans in Southern California. Her current research examines middle and upper-class Latino entrepreneurs and their patterns of wealth accumulation and ethnic philanthropy. Read more. 

Expertise: Election 2016; race and racial identificationethnicityimmigration and assimilationMexicans, Mexican Americans and second-generation Mexicansthe Latino middle class and Latino entrepreneursnon-Latino identifiers with Latino ancestrythe impact of working while in high school/college on the educational attainment of second-generation Mexican Americans, Chinese and Vietnamese.