Lorena  Munoz

Lorena Munoz

Program Director for the Ethnic and Race Studies Program and Associate Professor

Education


           


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.

Publications


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.  


 


 

Grants and Contracts


 


University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship program. Project: Transnational Motherhood Mobilities: Zimbabwean Immigrant Domestic Workers in South Africa. $34,500. 2018-2020


 


University of Minnesota Imagine Fund Annual Award. Project: Digital Stories: Zimbabwean children tell their stories about being left behind. $5000. 2018-19


 


University of Minnesota Healthy food, Healthy Lives Institute. Project: Improving Healthy Food Practices Through Traditional Indigenous Growing Technologies. (2nd year renewal ) $50,000. 2018-19


 


University of Minnesota Faculty Multicultural Research Award. Traditional Indigenous Growing Technologies and Knowledges. $4000. 2017


 


University of Minnesota Healthy food, Healthy Lives Institute. Project: Improving Healthy Food Practices Through Traditional Indigenous Growing Technologies. $50,700. 2016-17


 


University of Minnesota Imagine Fund Annual Award. Project: Recetas de Familia: Food, ‘Place’ and Race in a U.S. Female Federal Prison $5000. 2016-17


 


University of Minnesota Faculty International Travel Grant. Project: Operation Clean-Sweep: Street Vendors in Johannesburg, South Africa. $1500 2015-16


 


University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship program. Project: Recovering Public Space:


Violence, Migration and Informal Vending in Bogota, Colombia. $28,310. 2015-16


 


University of Minnestoa Multicultural Research Award. Project: Queering el Barrio. $3500. 2012-13


 


University of Minnestoa Global Spotlight Faculty Major International Research Award. Project: Food, Health and Labor: The Production of (Im)migrants Informal Systems in The United States, Mexico and Colombia. $48,000. 2012-14


 


National Institute of Health Award# IT34GM087239-01


Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program, Temple University


PI Jaqueline Tanaka, Associate Professor Biology Temple University


Co-PI Lorena Munoz. External Evaluator (100% effort).


Total Award: $2,321,800.


Award for Evaluation $232,000. 2009-2014.


 


Ford Foundation Working Group: Gender, Immigration and Low Wage Labor


Project: From Street-Childcare to Drive-Thrus: Latina’s Reconfigure Street Vending Practices in


Los Angeles. Amount: $1870. 2009. Summer Research Grant


Ford Foundation Working Group: Gender, Immigration and Low Wage Labor


Project: From Street-Childcare to Drive-Thrus: Latina’s Reconfigure Street Vending Practices in


Los Angeles. Amount: $1000. 2008 Summer Research Grant


 


National Science Foundation, Improvement Dissertation Grant


Project: Tamales, Elotes, Champurrado: The Production of Latina/o Vending Street-Scapes in


Los Angeles. Award: $10,000. 2004


 


The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation, Salem County, New Jersey.


Evaluating HeART & Health Program. Principal Investigator $22,000. 2009-2010


 


University of Southern California


Graduate School Supplemental Dissertation Grant


Award: $4,000 2007


 


USC Summer Final Dissertation Fellowship.


Award $17,800 2006


 


USC Provost Urban/Globalization Dissertation Fellowship


Award: $18,000 2004


 


USC Senior Irvine Fellow, Race and Ethnicity Dissertation Workshop 2002


 


USC Haynes Intermediate Pre-doctoral Fellowship 2001


Award: 18,000


 


USC Mexican American Alumni Association Photography Grant 2001


Award: $2,000.


 


USC Provost’s Urban Initiative- Research Grant Recipient 2001


Award: $10,000.


 


USC Graduate and Professional Student Senate- Minority Service Award 2001


 

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