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About Fernando Guerra

Fernando J. Guerra is Director of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University. Dr. Guerra served as Assistant to the President for Faculty Resources from 1992-96. He is a Professor of Political Science and Chicana/o Studies, and has served as Chairman of the Chicana/o Studies Department, Director of the American Cultures program, and Director of the Summer in Mexico program. He has been on the faculty at Loyola Marymount University since 1984.
Dr. Guerra earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. He earned his B.A. in International Relations, with a University Certificate in Latin American Studies, from the University of Southern California in 1980. Dr. Guerra was born and raised in the Northeast section of Los Angeles where he attended Franklin High School. He is currently a resident of the City of Los Angeles.


Present Director, Center for the Study of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University
Present Professor, Loyola Marymount University Department of Political Science


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  • Racial & Ethnic Politics
  • Minority Politics

Contact Information

Office: University Hall 4119
Telephone: (310) 338-4565


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