Cynthia’s work focuses on the violence of geographical displacement and placemaking through street art and multiple modes of narrative such as mapping, oral histories, and literary and cultural production, with the Mission District of San Francisco as her focal point.
Cynthia holds a BA in Chicanx Studies and English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her scholarship is informed by her experiences as a anti-displacement organizer and her commitment to community-engaged research methods. She is a proud first-generation college student and is dedicated to diversifying the academy.
Urban (De)Coloniality Working Group, Co-Founder
Select Fellowships 2015 – 2016