Lara Medina

Lara Medina, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge where she teaches courses in Chicanx history and Chicanx spirituality and religious diversity.  She earned her doctorate from Claremont Graduate University in American History and a MA in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Her first book, "Las Hermanas: Chicana/Latina Religious Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church" (Temple University, 2004) won a Choice Book Award. Her forthcoming co-edited book is titled "Voices from the Ancestors: Xicanx/Latinx Spiritual Reflections and Healing Practices" (Arizona University Press, 2019). She is first generation college educated and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She now resides in Los Angeles.