Cristina E. Muñoz

University of Iowa
Geographical & Sustainability Sciences
Cristina E. Muñoz is a PhD candidate in Geography in the Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences. Muñoz received her B.A in Environmental Studies and Urban Studies from Bryn Mawr College. She hails from South Central Los Angeles, California, where her family still resides. Muñoz’s passions include environmental and social justice advocacy, community engagement, and collaborating in diverse teams, which are reflected in her research endeavors. She is currently working on a research project involving property acquisition and whether there is equitable distribution of the recovery aid that resulted from the 2008 Midwestern floods. Muñoz also collaborates at the College of Public Health where she conducts community-based participatory research on issues of housing quality and health. Her dissertation research is a mix-methods study involving Los Angeles residents, community engagement, and focus groups discussions on place, identity, and displacement.