Fernando Guerra

Professor, Political Science

Professor, Chicana/o Studies

Director, Center for the Study of Los Angeles

Assistant to the President       

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Phone:    (310) 338-4565
Email:     fguerra@lmu.edu 
Office:     University Hall 4119
 
Spring 2014 Class Schedule:
POLS 435: Politics of California
Tuesday: 7:00-9:15pm
POLS 436: Politics of Los Angeles
Tuesday: 4:30-7:00pm
 
Spring 2014 Office Hours: 
Tuesday 2:00-3:30pm

 

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. 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.  

Dr. Guerra has written numerous scholarly articles and has also contributed to popular publications. His area of scholarly work is in state and local governance and urban and ethnic politics. He is currently working on a book on the political empowerment of Latinos in California.  

Dr. Guerra has also served as a source for the mass media. He has been quoted in approximately 500 news stories by over twenty publications including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, La Opinión, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Business Week, The Economist, and media outlets in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. He has appeared on CNN, NBC's Today Show, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, Fox National News, and numerous local television news/public affairs shows, including Life and Times, where he also served as an occasional co-host. Dr. Guerra has delivered public lectures at Harvard University; Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Southern California; University of California, Los Angeles; and other universities.