Speakers Bureau Member

Dr. ALLISON MONTERROSA is a sociologist and an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University, San Marcos. As a community-based researcher who centers the experiences of racial-ethnic marginalized communities, her research and teaching pedagogy emphasizes structural and cultural competence and intersects with community and service work to promote social justice and health equity.

Dr. Monterrosa is an associated member of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence at the University of Delaware and an affiliated member with University of California Riverside School of Medicine Center for Health Disparities Research. Her work has been published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Feminist Criminology and Rutgers Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books.


  • Racialized gender-based violence
  • The criminal-legal system
  • State violence
  • Health implications of racism