Irene Lara
Profile 

Irene Lara, Ph.D. Since earning a B.A. in American studies (Stanford) and Ph.D. in ethnic studies with an emphasis on women, gender, and sexuality (UC Berkeley), Dr. Lara has served as a professor in the Department of Women’s Studies at SDSU. She grew up in Chula Vista and is thrilled to be teaching in the “borderlands.” Her scholarship focuses on holistic health and healing, decolonizing sexuality and spirituality, and women of color healer-activists.