Primary Research Interests Social demography, education and social opportunity, transitions to adulthood, Brazil and Latin America, South Africa.
Leticia J. Marteleto(Ph.D., Sociology) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Research Associate of the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. She is also a Research Affiliate of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the same university. Her current research explores the influence of social and demographic contexts on educational inequality in Brazil and in South Africa. A recent paper focuses on the disadvantages in education associated with race throughout the last three decades in Brazil (Demography 2012). Marteleto’s recent research has appeared in Demography,Demographic Research, Population and Development Review, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility and Studies in Family Planning. Marteleto was formerly Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan and a Research Associate at the Population Studies Center and Institute for Social Research at the same institution. Prior to that, she taught at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, where she researched issues related to social demography and education. Marteleto has provided consultancy to several organizations, including the United Nations and the Brazilian Ministries of Education and Social Development.
Department of Sociology
Population Research Center
Tereza Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies