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  Julissa O. Muñiz

Julissa O. Muñiz

Assistant Professor


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Social Sciences Division

Psychology Department

Assistant Professor


Education Department

Regular Faculty

Learning Sciences
Learning and Learning Theory
Youth Studies
Social Psychology
Social Justice
Personal and Social Identities
Law and Policy

Social Sciences 2

Psychology Faculty Services

  • Ph.D. & M.A., Northwestern University
  • Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley

Racial and ethnic identity development; adolescent development; teaching and learning in the carceral context; race and education; urban education; critical carceral studies; criminal & juvenile legal systems; identity and agency; whiteness and white racial identity development; Black and Latinx/e communities; families; sociocultural theories of learning

  • Race, Education, and the Carceral State
  • People, Policies, and Prisons
  • Ethnographic Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods

  • Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
  • National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship 
  • Social Science Research Council Research Development Grant


Muñiz, J.O., Corcoran, F., Marzougui, J., Schlafer, R., Eddy, J.M., & Dallaire, D. (2023). Towards Family Preservation: A Systematic Jurisdiction Analysis of Prison Visitation Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 1-13. DOI: 

Muñiz, J.O, & Marshall, J. (2022). We are not of this place: On Race, Identity, and Criminality Among Incarcerated White Youth. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 1-18. DOI: 

Muñiz, J.O. (2021). Exclusionary Discipline Policies, School Police Partnership, Surveillance Technologies and Disproportionality: A Review of the School to Prison Pipeline Literature. The Urban Review, 1-26. 

Psychology 150
Psychology 159G

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