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Assistant Professor: English

Contact Information


Ph.D. English, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
M.A. English, University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
B.A. English and Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998


Georgina Guzmán is the daughter of immigrant parents from Jalisco, Mexico. She grew up in Sun Valley, California 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 are in Chicana/o-Latina/o Literature, Working-Class Labor Literature, Gender and Feminist Studies, Immigration, 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. Her article "Healing the Affective Anemia of the University: Middle-Class Latina/os, Brown Affect, and the Valorization of Latina Domestic Workers in Pat Mora’s Nepantla Poetry" is being published in the upcoming issue of the journal Latino Studies.

Representative Courses Taught

  • ENGL 353 Chicano/a-Latino/a Literature
  • ENGL 220 American Literature 1850-present
  • ENGL 349 Perspectives in Multicultural Literature
  • ENGL 334 Narratives of Southern California
  • ENGL 499 English Capstone