Christina Garcia Lopez

Director of Chican@-Latin@ Studies , Assistant Professor

Program Director • Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4749 Kalmanovitz Hall 486

Biography

Christina Garcia Lopez holds a PhD in American Studies with a portfolio in Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her BA in English Literature at the University of North Texas and an MA in American Literature and Culture at the University of Leeds. Previous to joining USF, she held a lectureship at the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching and research interests include: Latina/o and Chicana/o literature; Ethnic American literature; gender and sexuality; religion & spirituality; and borders of race, ethnicity, and migration. Her working manuscript, Social Violence, Social Healing: The Merging of the Political and the Spiritual in Chicano/a Literary Production, explores how Chicano/a narratives have reckoned with spirituality and religion in relation to social and historical trauma.

Appointments
Director of the Chican@-Latin@ Studies Program
Education
BA, English Literature, University of North Texas
MA, American Literature and Culture, University of Leeds
PhD, American Studies, University of Texas at Austin