Georgina Guzmán is the daughter of immigrant parents from Jalisco, Mexico. She grew up in Sun Valley, California (in the San Fernando Valley) and went to UCLA, where she obtained her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English. Before arriving at CSUCI, Dr. Guzmán also taught at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and CSULA.
Dr. Guzmán’s research interests and areas of expertise are Chicana/o-Latina/o Literature, 20th-Century American Literature, Cultural Diversity and Interracial Dynamics in American Culture and Society, Gender and Feminist Studies, Working-Class Labor Literature, Immigration Narratives, U.S.-Mexico Border Politics, Literature and Transnational Social Justice, and Affect Studies (particularly shame and empathy in regards to race, immigration, and sexuality in multi-ethnic literatures of the U.S.). She is the co-editor of Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade, and La Frontera, a critical anthology which examines gender violence in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
When she is not reading or writing, Dr. Guzmán likes to walk and hike anywhere—the local public park, the beach, the desert, a tropical rainforest—as long as she enjoys nature with her husband and beautiful baby boy. She loves Mayan archeology and hates Dole and Chiquita. She has endless interdisciplinary interests (such as islands, social justice, and mentoring first-generation college students) which means she is at the right place here at CSUCI.