Dr. Caridad Souza holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary race & ethnic relations and theories (U.S.), poverty, women and children, the narratives and cultural logics of domination, critical ethnography, and racialized gender and sexuality. Dr. Souza is the recipient of various fellowships and grants and has written various articles and guest-edited journal volumes on teenage pregnancy, critical ethnography, work, gender and households, Latina sexualities, and pedagogical issues in the feminist classroom. She co-authored a book with seventeen other Latina Feminists titled “Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonials”. The book documents the journey of racialized ethnic women in higher education. Currently, Dr. Souza is compiling an anthology on multiracial/decolonial feminism and another about the dark female body in U.S. society. More recently, her intellectual interests revolve around health, wellness and inequality. She is most fascinated with collective action around the concept of Social Healing as a way to move us towards a more equitable, just and free society.