Department of Geography and Anthropology

Blanca Torres

Part-time Instructor of Anthropology

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 4005
Email: btorres9@kennesaw.edu
Phone: 470-578-6919


Profile

Blanca Torres is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology at Cornell
University and also holds a masters degree from the same institution. Her
research interests include U.S. youth, immigration, gender and inequality
studies. Her doctoral research focuses on the collective struggles of
Indigenous Mexican immigrant women and inner-city homeless youth. In
addition to her academic training, Professor Torres has extensive experience
in the social service sector working with unaccompanied Central American
minors, homeless youth, and undocumented immigrants. She currently works as
a Home Study Specialist for a national non-profit organization, which
partners with the Office for Refugee Resettlement to facilitate safe
placements, advocacy and resource access to unaccompanied immigrant
children. Her teaching interests include anthropology of gender, cultural
diversity, immigration studies and social inequalities (by class, race,
gender or sexuality).