Nina Flores, PhD

Meet CED's Outstanding Graduate, Emely Lopez! Lopez will earn a B.A. degree in Liberal Studies, and plans to spend her working life helping others achieve success in their own education. Congratulations, Emely! #csulbced #csulb #teachers #goteach

My students just came up with #sexyedfridays, which they imagine as a weekly class that champions a welcoming, comprehensive, LGBTQ+ inclusive sex education engaging in topics of anatomy to desire for people of all abilities, orientations & ages. I couldn't love these folks more.

Who in my Twitterverse will be at #uaa2019? I'm excited to present about the Radical Planning Escuelita on Friday afternoon. Hope to run into Twitter friends at UCLA!

Half the people I know (myself included) are renters. If we're a voting bloc, then we deserve candidates who actually center #housingjustice in their platforms, who seek out the expertise held by housing orgs and local activists.


Nina Flores, PhD



Nina M. Flores, PhD is an urbanist and interdisciplinary researcher whose teaching, scholarship, and freelance writing is informed by training in political science, education, and urban planning. Her writing on gender, politics, community development, education, and activism has been featured in national publications, with bylines in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Miami Herald, Ms. Magazine Blog, YES! Magazine, and Progressive Planning.

Nina's research on street harassment draws on issues of gender, safety, technology, and cities. She studies how social media is used to process and share harassment experiences in public space; examines connections between on-line and on-the-ground anti-harassment social movement activity; and explores how community planners and organizers can use digital information to understand and address complex urban problems. She also writes about campus sexual assault for academic and public audiences.

Nina's past professional experience includes working as a jury consultant and political messaging strategist, during which time she conducted pre-trial focus group research for medical malpractice, environmental, and discrimination cases in more than 30 states. She is the former managing editor of Critical Planning Journal, and a past fellow with The OpEd Project. Currently, Nina is a faculty member in the Social & Cultural Analysis of Education program at CSULB. She has a PhD in Urban Planning from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.