Chicana-Chicano Studies

Lara Medina

Lara Medina
Full-Time Faculty
Office location:
R 114A


Ph.D., 1998, Claremont Graduate University in American History

Areas of Interest: Chicana/o religious/spiritual practices; Chicano/a religious history; religion and social change; religion, politics, and art; oral history; family histories; Chicana/o history.

Professor Medina received her Ph.D. in American History from Claremont Graduate University (1998) with an emphasis on Chicana/o history. Her research focuses on Chicana/o religious/spiritual practices; religious history; religion and social change. Her published work includes Las Hermanas: Chicana/Latina Religious - Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church (Temple University Press, 2004), "Nepantla Spirituality: An Emancipative Vision for Inclusion" in Wading Trough Many Voices (2011) and several chapters in various anthologies.

Academic Organizations, Scholarly Societies, and Artistic / Musical Groups / Professional / Advocacy Institutions

  1. National Association for Chicana/o Studies
  2. National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies
  3. Cultural Studies Association
  4. American Studies Association
  5. American Anthropological Association
  6. American Sociological Association
  7. National Association for Ethnic Studies
  8. American Political Science Association
  9. Latin American Studies Association
  10. American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  11. American Historical Association
  12. National Women's Studies Association
  13. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
  14. Society for Ethnomusicology
  15. Congress on Research in Dance
  16. International Traditional Music Society
  17. The American Folklore Society
  18. American Academy of Religion
  19. Hispanic Theological Initiative
  20. Mujeres Activas de Letras y Cambios Social
  21. Mujeres de Maiz
  22. National Council For La Raza
  23. Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund
  24. Save Ethnic Studies
  25. Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life #81 Arizona Biopower Issue
  26. Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural
  27. Bienestar: Access, Education, Mobilization... Our Communities Solution!
  28. Interntational Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
  29. Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc
  30. CSUN
  31. Ballet Folklorico Aztlán de CSUN
  32. Mexican (Latin/o) Music Ensemble