Valentina Flores

Job title: 
Data Science for Social Justice Fellow 2024
Berkeley Law's Jurisprudence and Social Policy Ph.D. Program

Valentina Flores is a first-year graduate student at Berkeley Law's Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP) Ph.D. Program. They hold a joint Political Science and Human Rights Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree from Bard College. Before JSP, Valentina worked at various criminal justice nonprofits, most notably as an editorial Fellow for PEN America’s Prison and Justice Writing program.

Valentina has written about how practices of punishment and surveillance erode the civil rights of the formerly incarcerated and is broadly interested in spatial racism, incarceration, and citizenship. Currently, they are developing a project interested in the politics of spatial inequalities. They hope their project helps illuminate how the spatial history of certain cities, landscapes, and neighborhoods currently impacts urban youth and their families.

Research interests: 

Discipline: Sociology Field of Study: Urban inequality, incarceration, and punishment Interested in Geospatial Data, Maps & Spatial Analysis.