About Michael De Anda Muniz
At SF State Since:
Michael De Anda Muñiz is an Assistant Professor in the Latina/Latino Studies Department at San Francisco State University. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2020. His research interests include culture, art, community engagement, space, and resistance. He currently teaches undergraduate courses for the Latina/Latino Studies Department that focus on the sociology of Latinas/xs/os, community organizing, and media.
Dr. De Anda Muñiz’s research makes use of various qualitative research methods. His current project examines the experiences and practices of Latina community-engaged artists in Chicago. He is also a member of the Policing in Chicago Research Group (PCRG), a community-engaged activist research collective that collaborates with Black, Latina/x/o, and Arab/Muslim grassroots movements and produces research in support of their campaigns against police repression in Chicago.
Additionally, Dr. De Anda Muñiz has experience teaching inside jails and prisons, performing at community art spaces, galleries, and museums, and collaborating on public art projects.
He has published about his research and pedagogy in Radical History Review (2020), Latino Studies (2018), and Journal of Public and Professional Sociology (2018) and has a chapter forthcoming in the edited book Educators at the Intersections: Gender, Race, and Class in the Lives of Today’s Teachers (Springer Press). He is currently working on a collective book project on big data policing, criminalization, and abolitionist activism in Chicago; a chapter on Latina artists' creative resistance; and a pedagogical article on developing a graduate activist research seminar.