Associate Professor, Sociology; Latin American and Latino Studies; Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Topics of Expertise: Feminism & Families / Gender & Sexuality / Parenthood / Latino Families
Lorena Garcia is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also an affiliate faculty member of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program. She recently served as the UIC Sociology Dept. Associate Head and Director of Undergraduate Studies. She is the author of Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself: Latina Girls and Sexual Identity (New York University Press, 2012. Her work has also been published in Gender & Society, Social Problems, Latino Studies, and Identities: Global Studies in Power & Culture. She has 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. She is currently working on her second book project which focuses on newly middle-class Latina/x/os’ parenting perspectives and practices.