Patrizia Longo, PhD

A professor in the Politics Department, Patrizia Longo is an expert on gender politics and issues of social justice, particularly affecting women, in the U.S. and internationally. 

Politics Professor Patrizia LongoHer research also includes gender discrimination in the field of medicine, such as the glass ceiling for female surgeons, and human rights and labor equity issues revolving around immigrant women. Professor Longo is currently involved in research on food politics, such as the absence of fresh food and grocery outlets in urban areas. She can be reached at (925) 631-4140 or

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