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Cynthia Garcia

Cynthia Garcia

Cohort: 
2015
Field of Study: 
Chicanx Literary and Cultural Production, Transamerican Literature, (De)Coloniality, Space and Place, Women of Color Feminisms
Profile / Bio: 

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.

Current Projects

Urban (De)Coloniality Working Group, Co-Founder

Select Fellowships 2015 – 2016

  • VPGE-EDGE Doctoral Fellow
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow (MMUF)