Biggest career achievement to date: The upcoming publication of her book, “Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican- American Middle Class.”
Want to learn more about immigration, the Latino middle class in Orange County and entrepreneurs in Southern California? Ask Jody Agius Vallejo, who specializes in immigration, immigrant integration, race/ethnicity and Latinos. In August, Stanford University Press will release her book, “Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican-American Middle Class.” It examines patterns of mobility and socioeconomic incorporation among the Mexican-origin middle class in Southern California. Her research was featured in a cover story by Investment Advisor Magazine.
What I like best about what I do: Conducting research about social issues, such as the ways in which immigrants and their descendants are assimilating into American society.
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