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Multicultural and Gender Studies

Claudia Sofia Garriga-Lopez

Claudia Sofía Garriga-López is an Assistant Professor of Queer and Trans Latinx Studies in the Department of Multicultural and Gender Studies of California State University, Chico. She is an interdisciplinary scholar-activist, with a PhD in American Studies from the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis of New York University. She is the author of “Transfeminist Crossroads: Reimagining the Ecuadorian State” published in TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (2016), and is currently preparing a book manuscript based on her dissertation Gender for All. Dr. Garriga-López conducted long term participatory research with trans, feminist, and queer activists and artist groups in Quito, Ecuador, and has deep roots in community health and advocacy organizations in New York City. Her scholarship and visual art have been featured in a number of publications, including the Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History, and Latinas: Struggles and Protest in 21 Century USA, as well as the Social Science Research Council’s Items blog. Dr. Garriga-López is also one of the co-editors for the “Trans Studies en las Américas” issue of TSQ (2019). Her scholarly work is grounded in a critical engagement with activism, public policy, and public health, as well as trans, feminist, and queer performance art and cultural production in Latin America, the Caribbean, and within people of color communities in the US.
Portrait of Claudia Sofia Garriga-Lopez