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Susana Muñoz, Ph.D.

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Susana M. Muñoz, Ph.D., is an associate professor of higher education leadership at Colorado State University. Her scholarly interests center on the experiences of minoritized populations in higher education. She has been honored by the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics for her teaching and research. She was also recognized as a Salzburg Global Fellow and named one of the "top 25 most influential women in higher education" by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine.

Specifically, Dr. Muñoz focuses her research on issues of equity, identity, and campus climate for undocumented Latinx students, while employing perspectives such as legal violence, racist nativism, and Chicana feminist epistemology to identify and dismantle power, oppression, and inequities as experienced by these populations. She utilizes multiple research methods as mechanisms to examine these matters with the ultimate goal of informing immigration policy and higher education practices.

Dr. Muñoz also brings 13 years of student affairs experience in multicultural affairs, Greek life, diversity and leadership training, TRiO programs, and residence life.

Dr. Muñoz is a paid member of the Red Ventures Education Integrity Network.

  • Education: Ph.D. Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Iowa State University; MS Student Affairs Higher Education, Colorado State University; BA Political Science and International Studies, Iowa State University

  • Expertise: Equity, identity, and campus climate for undocumented Latino/a students

  • Affiliations: National Association for Student Personnel Administrators, Association for the Study of Higher Education, American Education Research Association

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