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Lorena Garcia, PhD

Associate Professor

Sociology and LALS


Building & Room:

4112B BSB


1007 W Harrison St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-3759


Lorena Garcia is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She is the author of Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Latina Girls and Sexual Identity (New York University Press, 2012), which received the 2013 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from the ASA Section on Race, Gender, and Class. Her work has also been published in Gender & Society, Social Problems, Latino Studies, and Identities: Global Studies in Power & Culture. She has also co-edited a special issue of the National Women’s Studies Association Journal (NWSA) [now Feminist Formations] on Latina sexualities and is a co-editor of the NYU Press book series, Critical Perspectives on Youth. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, intersectionality, Latina/x/o studies, and youth studies.  She is currently working on her second book project exploring  newly middle-class Latinxs parents' perspectives and approaches to parenting.