Program Director for the Ethnic and Race Studies Program and Associate Professor
A.A. 1994. Political Science, San Diego City College. San Diego, CA.
B.A. 1997. Political Science, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.
M.A. 2000. Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia PA.
Masters Thesis: Latinas and HIV Prevention: Evaluation of a Gender Based HIV Integrative Education Model. Committee: Melissa Gilbert (chair), Michelle Masucci and Rickie Sanders.
PhD 2008. Geography, University of Southern California
Dissertation: Tamales…Elotes…Champurrado: The Production of Latino Vending Street-Scapes in Los Angeles. Committee: Laura Pulido (chair), Greg Hise and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo.
Refereed Journal Articles
Munoz, Lorena (2019) “Transnational Motherhood and Economic Failure Among Immigrant Domestic Workers in South Africa and the United States.” Feminist Formations Journal. 31(2):26-46
Munoz, Lorena (2019) “Gentrification and the (In)visible history of Latinx immigrant mobile food vending in Los Angeles.” Journal of Urban Cultural Studies. 4(6):95-111
Munoz, Lorena (2018) “Recovering Public Space and Race: Afro-Colombian Street Vendors in
Bogota, Colombia.” Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 36(4):573-588
Munoz, Lorena (2018) “Tianguis as a Process of Autogestion: The Production of Organic
Social-economic Spaces in Cancún, Mexico.” Space and Culture. 21(3):306-321
Munoz, Lorena (2017) “Sidewalks of Emotional Labor: Nostalgia and Immigrant Latina/o Food
Vendors in Los Angeles”. Food and Foodways Journal. 25(4):283-299
Munoz, Lorena (2016) “Bar Tasco: Latina Immigrant Vendor's Mestiza Consciousness.”
Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social. 16(1)
Munoz, Lorena (2016) "Agency, Choice and Restrictions in Producing Latina/o Street Vending
Landscapes in Los Angeles." AREA: Royal Geographical Society. 48(3):339-345
Munoz, Lorena (2015) “Entangled Sidewalks: Queer Latina Street Vendors in Los Angeles”
The Professional Geographer. 68(2): 302-308
Munoz, Lorena (2012) “Latina Immigrants Street Vendors:
Photo-documenting Sidewalks from Back ‘Home’.” SRO Journal 17 (2) 21
Refereed Open Site Articles
Munoz, L and Megan Ybarra (2019). Introduction to Latinx Geographies. Society and Space open site. http://societyandspace.org/2019/01/23/introduction-latinx-geographies/ published January 23, 2019
Munoz, L and Megan Ybarra editors. Special collection on Latinx Geographies. Society and Space open site. http://societyandspace.org/2019/01/23/introduction-latinx-geographies/ published January 23, 2019
Refereed Book Chapters
Munoz, Lorena (2021) “Queering el Barrio” in Hernandez, Ellie, Eddy Alvarez, Magda Garcia, editors. Transmovimientos. University of Nebraska Press.
Munoz, Lorena (2015) “Selling Memory and Nostalgia in the Barrio: Mexican and Central
American Women (Re)Create Street Vending Spaces in Los Angeles” in Street Vending in the
Neoliberal City: A Global Perspective on the Practices and Policies of a Marginalized Economy
(eds) Kristina Graaff and Noa Ha. Berghahn Books, New York and Oxford: 101-117
Munoz, Lorena (2013) “From Street-Childcare to Drive-Thrus: Latina’s Reconfigure Street
Vending Practices in Los Angeles” in Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age (eds)
Nilda Florez-Gonzales et.al. Chicago, University of Illinois Press.
Munoz, Lorena (2010) “Brown, Queer and Gendered: Queering the Latina/o 'Street-Scapes' in
Los Angeles” in Queer Methods and Methodologies Edited by Kath Browne and Catherine J.
Nash. Ashgate Press, UK.
Other Publications (non-peer reviewed)
Munoz, Lorena (2012). “Review of Tongson K. Relocations:
Suburban Queer Imaginaries”. Society and Space: Environment and Society.
Patton, Daniel; Munoz, Lorena (2008) Examining Schools that Narrowed the Achievement Gap in the Los Angeles Unified School District. LAUSD Research and Planning. Publication #2008-13.
Munoz, Lorena (2006) ‘Street Vending’ in Latinas in the United States A Historical Encyclopedia. Edited by Vicky L. Ruiz and Virginia Sanchez Korrol. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, p. 512.
Works in Progress
Latinx Worldmakings, Informal Economies and Messy Urban Futures. Book manuscript to be submitted to the University of Texas Press.
Munoz, L. Queer Worldmakings: Prison Geographies of Love, Food and Familia. Submitted to Cultural Geography journal.