Joanna Beltrán Girón, M.A., M. Phil., Ph.D. candidate
Joanna Beltrán Girón (Professor J, she/they) is an anti-imperialist Salvadoran queer poet, feminista comunitaria, organizer, activist, educator and researcher. By centering liberation psychology, decolonial feminisms, spirituality, ancestral healing and metaphysics, Beltrán Girón's activist research accompanies processes of concientización and intergenerational healing among Salvadorans who have survived colonial, state and interpersonal violence(s). She has a B.A. in psychology from UC Santa Cruz, an M.A. in Latin American Studies from UT Austin, an M.A. and an M.Phil. in psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center (GC), and she is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in critical social-personality psychology at the GC. She’s also trained in reiki and EMDR therapy.