Lisa Ortiz-Guzmán

color headshot of Lisa Ortiz-Guzman
Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow
Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Lisa Ortiz-Guzmán is the Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2019–2020 Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar, “Imagining Latinidades: Articulations of National Belonging.” She earned her PhD in Educational Policy Studies with graduate minors in Latina/o Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and worked in administrative affairs at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, where she managed grant-related, outreach, and academic projects. Her scholarly work is grounded in Latina/x/o Studies, (im)migration, media, gender, ethnicity, race, and education.

Working out of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Ortiz-Guzmán conducts research that juxtaposes media representations of Puerto Rican migration with narratives of intergenerational individuals engaging in rural-to-rural migration between Puerto Rico and the U.S. She also provides project management support for the Seminar and participates in meetings with other Obermann Fellows-in-Residence to share work-in-progress.