Solange Munoz

Berliner Straße 48
Raum 010
E-Mail: imunoz@utk.edu


Dr. Solange Muñoz

Dr. Solange Muñoz is a visiting scholar at the Department of Geography, Heidelberg University, in the summer term of 2021. She holds a professorship at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. Munoz holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Texas. She has received her B.A. in Latin American Literature and Culture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1994.

Research Areas

Solange Muñoz’ research focuses on urban, cultural and feminist geography, Latin America, immigration, housing and critical race theory. She holds a long-standing interest in political, economic, and socio-spatial processes of inequality, marginalization and contestation in the urban landscapes of Latin American and the United States. Her research is grounded in qualitative approaches at the microscale, including ethnographic and participatory methods. She is interested in the emotional and material impacts of housing precarity, the threat of eviction and displacement on immigrant and traditionally marginalized communities and the practices and forms of resistance in which these communities engage. Her current project focuses on urban redevelopment and its impacts on community cohesion, displacement and access to infrastructure and resources in a public housing community.


As visiting scholar at Heidelberg University, Solange Muñoz will give several lectures and talks at Heidelberg University. She will be part of the HCA MAS Colloquium and hold the Keynote at the Annual Meeting of the AK Geographische Migrationsforschung on Thursday, July 1, 2021.

Her seminar on the "Spatiality of Migration in US Cities" will be open to American Studies and Geography students:

Spatiality of Migration in US Cities, Wednesdays 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Recent Publications

  • Muñoz, Solange. 2021. Who They Have Become: Peruvian Migrants and Memories of Home, Motherhood and Violence. Gender, Place and Culture. Published online February 27, 2021.
  • Muñoz, Solange. 2020. US Group 1989: How a High School Program to Fight Racism and Promote Diversity Marked a Generation. Geographical Review. Published online May 26, 2020.
  • Derek Alderman, Rodrigo Narro Perez, LaToya E. Eaves, Phil Klein & Solange Muñoz. 2019. Reflections on operationalizing an anti-racism pedagogy: teaching as regional storytelling. Journal of Geography in Higher Education. Published online September 2019.
  • Muñoz, Solange. 2019. Urban Precarity and Home: There is No “Right to the City”. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 108(2), 370-379.
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