Lorena Munoz

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • PhD: Geography, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2008.
Courses Taught
  • URBS 3301 American Cities as Settings for Cultural Diversity
  • Geog 3371 Cities, Citizens and Communities
  • Geog 3374 The City in Film
  • GWSS: Queer Cinema: Sex in the City
  • AMST: Queering Economies
  • GEOG: Geographies of Sexualities and Race
Research & Professional Activities


  • Food, Health and Labor: (Im)migrant Agency in the Production of Informal Economic Systems in Colombia, Mexico and the United States: University of Minnesota- Global Spotlight Faculty International Research Major Grant, 2012 - 2014
  • Queer, Gendered and Brown: (Re)Producing Latina/o Immigrant Informal Work in Los Angeles: University of Minnesota:IDEA-Multicultural Research Proposal, 2012 - 2013
  • Grant in Aid: Recovering Public Space: Violence, Migration and Informal Vending in Bogota, Colombia., 2015 - 2016
  • IMAGINE grant: Recetas de Familia: Food, ‘Place’ and Race in a U.S. Female Federal Prison., 2016 - 2017
  • Munoz, Lorena “Recovering Public Space and Race: Afro-Colombian Street Vendors in Bogota, Colombia. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space [Forthcoming 2018]
  • Munoz, Lorena “Tianguis as a Process of Autogestion:
The Production of Organic Social-economic Spaces in Cancún, Mexico.” Space and Culture [Forthcoming 2018] https://doi-org.ezp3.lib.umn.edu/10.1177/1206331217751776
  • Munoz, L. (2016). Entangled Sidewalks: Queer Street Vendors in Los Angeles. Professional Geographer, 68(2), 302-308. DOI: 10.1080/00330124.2015.1069126
  • Munoz, L. (2016). Agency, Choice and Restrictions in Producing Latina/o Street Vending Landscapes in Los Angeles. Area. DOI: 12266
  • Munoz, L. (2016). Bar Tasco: Latina Immigrant Vendor's Mestiza Consciousness. Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, 16(1).
  • Munoz, L. (2015). Selling Memory and Nostalgia in the Barrio: Mexican and Central American Women (Re)Create Street Vending Spaces in Los Angeles. In Street Vending in the Neoliberal City: A Global Perspective on the Practices and Policies of a Marginalized Economy . (pp. 101-117). Berghahn Books.
  • Muñoz, L. (2013). From street child care to drive-throughs: Latinas reconfigure and negotiate street vending spaces in Los Angeles. In Immigrant Women Workers in the Neoliberal Age. (pp. 133-143). University of Illinois Press.
  • Munoz, Lorena (2012) “Latina Immigrants Street Vendors: Photo-documenting Sidewalks from Back “˜Home’.“ SRO Journal 17 (2) 21.
  • Munoz, Lorena (2010) “Brown, Queer and Gendered: Queering the Latina/o 'Street-Scapes' in Los Angeles“ in Queer Methods and Methodologies Edited by Kath Browne and Catherine J. Nash. Ashgate Press, UK.
  • Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellow, 2015 - 2016
  • Institute for Advanced Study-University of Minnesota, Spring 2014