Multicultural and Gender Studies

Claudia Sofía Garriga-López

Assistant Professor of Intersectional Chicanx/Latinx Studies

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, with a PhD in American studies from the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis of New York University. She is currently serving as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Extreme Events Institute in the Office of Research and Economic Development at Florida International University, where she is part of a research and instructional team for the “Race, Risk, and Resilience: Building a Local-to-Global Commons for Justice” program funded through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Professor Garriga-López is also presently revising book manuscript based on her dissertation, Gender for All, and serving on the editorial board for Transgender Studies Quarterly (Duke University Press) and Women's Studies Quarterly (CUNY University Press). She conducted long term participatory research with trans, feminist, and queer activists and artist groups in Quito, Ecuador, and has considerable work experience 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 (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2019) and Latinas: Struggles and Protest in Twenty-First Century USA (Red Sugarcane Press), as well as the Social Science Research Council’s Items blog. Garriga-López is the author of “Transfeminist Crossroads: Reimagining the Ecuadorian State” published in TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly (2016) and is also one of the coeditors 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 United States. 

Portrait of Claudia Sofía Garriga-López
Spring 24 Office Hours
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