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  • I am a first-generation Chicana feminist geographer. My areas of expertise include critical human geography, Chicanx and Latinx studies, women of color feminisms, environmental justice, and public health. My current research and writing projects examine the environmental racism experienced by Latinx communities in the Los Angeles Harbor region of Southern California. I am particularly interested in the community and public health response to air pollution and environmental degradation. Both in research and pedagogy I am invested in collaborative intellectual projects that disrupt hegemonic knowledge formations in the academy and beyond it.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2022 More Reflections on a White DisciplineProfessional Geographer.  74:156-161. 2022
    2019 Environmental Deregulation, Spectacular Racism, and White Nationalism in the Trump EraAnnals of the American Association of Geographers.  109:520-532. 2019
    Latinx Geographies: Opening ConversationsAcme: an international e-journal for critical geographies.  22:1462-1489.


    Year Title
    2021 Geographies of Environmental Justice: Capitalism, Pollution, and Public Health in Southern California.  147-163. 2021

    Teaching Activities

    Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Cristina Faiver-Serna