Professor Muñoz's focus is studying the intersections and borders of ethnic, cultural, sexual, class, and gender identities. As a qualitative researcher, Professor Muñoz relies on inductive methods (in-depth interviewing, narrative analysis, documentary photography, and video) and multimedia digital technologies to generate theory. Professor Muñoz is interested in research and teaching methodologies which lead to new understanding and knowledge in psychology and education which support social justice and liberation.
1983 B.A. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Photography,
Film, Biological Sciences (individualized major)
1985 M.Ed. University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Math, Science,
Technology, and Education Project
1993 Ed.D. Harvard University, Human Development and Psychology
Muñoz, V. Orienting Gender, Disorienting Sex: Exploring the Shifting Relations Between Gender Identity, Sexual Identity, and Sexual Orientation Among Trangender Youths and Adults, in De Cecco, J. (series ed.), Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Studies. Binghamton: Haworth Press, forthcoming in 2006.
Muñoz, V. Where "Something Catches": Work, Love, and Identity in Youth. In Britzman, D. P. (series ed.). Identities in the Classroom. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995.
Muñoz, V. "Jumping El Charco, Flying La Guagua Aerea, and Other Acrobatics of Puerto Ricanness." Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 1999.
The Psychology of Women
Qualitative Research Methods
Constructing Sexual Identities
Senior Seminar in Psychology