Assistant Professor, Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Dr. Susana L. Gallardo is Assistant Professor of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS). She earned her doctorate in Religious Studies from Stanford and a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Her interdisciplinary research and teaching engage questions around Chicana feminisms, women of color feminisms, cultural citizenship, and the way women of color shape and are shaped by their religious traditions. Dr. Gallardo has published numerous articles and is currently working on a book manuscript about the history of a unique Chicana/o Catholic feminist community here in San José around Our Lady of Guadalupe Church during the Chicano movimiento of the 60s and 70s. Dr. Gallardo has been a WGSS Lecturer since 2005 and in 2022 was awarded College of Social Science Lecturer of the Year.