Melissa Guzman Garcia

Melissa Guzman Garcia

Melissa Guzman Garcia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: EP 422
Phone: (415) 338-3029

Faculty Biography

  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara 
  • M.A., Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • B.S., Sociology and Philosophy, Grand Valley State University

Race, Migration, Citizenship, Punishment, Religion

  • LTNS 485: Latina/o Youth, Crime, and Justice
  • LTNS 430: Race, Crime, and Justice
  • LTNS 215: Introduction to Latina/o Studies
  • LTNS 707: Graduate Seminar in Latina/o Studies 

Coming soon.

  • LTNS Department Curriculum Review Committee 2021-present
  • College of Ethnic Studies Graduate Council 2018-present
  • Guzman, Melissa. 2020.  “Sanctifying the Expansion of Carceral Control: Spiritual Supervision in the Religious Lives of Criminalized Latinas."  Punishment and Society.…
  • Guzman Garcia, Melissa.  2020.  “Mobile sanctuary: Latina/o Evangelicals redefining sanctuary and contesting immobility in Fresno, CA.”  Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.…
  • Guzman Garcia, Melissa.  2018.  “Spiritual Citizenship:  Immigrant religious participation and the management of deportability.”  International Migration Review.
  • Rios, V.M., Morin J.L, Martinez I., and Guzman, Melissa. 2015.  Latina/o Youth and Criminal Justice. In Morin, Jose Luis Latinas/os and Criminal Justice: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO
  • Guzman, Melissa. 2011. “Accomplishing “Tellable-Tellings”: Managing Displays of Faith on Live Radio.” In Detwiler and Breckenridge (eds), Pushing the Boundaries of Latin American Testimony:  Meta-morphoses and Migrations.  Palgrave McMillan.
  • Guzman, Melissa. 2006.  “Inducing the Holy Spirit through the Pentecostal Message.”  McNair Scholars Journal, 10:1. 

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