Torche is Associate Professor of Sociology at NYU.
She is also Faculty Affiliate at the Steinhardt
School of Education and at the NYU Global Institute
of Public Health.
Torche's scholarship examines inequality dynamics
-- how inequality persists over the life course
and across generations. She has studied inequality
of educational opportunity, intergenerational
mobility, wealth disparities, assortative mating.
Recent projects study the long-term impact of
prenatal exposures tp://steinhardt.nyu.edu/ihdsc/eod/).
Much of Torche's
research uses an international comparative
perspective. She has conducted several surveys,
including the first national surveys of social
mobility in Chile and in Mexico. Her research
has been funded by the Ford Foundation, the
Spencer foundation, the National Science
Foundation (NSF), and the United Nations
Development Program (UNDP), among others.