Dr. Ivester is an urban sociologist and social epidemiologist with broad interests in race and ethnicity, urban development, the social determinants of health, and the politics of resistance. She is currently developing a specialization as a Brazilianist, as she examines the social impacts of the World Cup 2014 and the Olympics 2016.
Dr. Ivester earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago and her B.A. in Sociology from UC-Berkeley.
She is active in the American Sociological Association, Urban Affairs Association, Latin American Studies Association, and American Historical Association.
She currently teaches the following courses:
- Medical Sociology
- Sociology of Travel and Tourism
- Social Psychology
- Urban Sociology
- The Olympics and Urban Development
- Social History of Brazil
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Qualitative Research Methods
Not teaching this quarter.