cagonzal [at] usc [dot] edu
Carmen Gonzalez graduated from USC Annenberg with a B.A. in Print Journalism and Chicano Studies. She then worked for two Latina magazines in Los Angeles before joining the USC Metamorphosis project and its various research efforts. Metamorphosis examines the transformation of urban communities under the forces of globalization, new communication technologies, and population diversity. The project informs practitioners and policymakers through applied research. Carmen has been involved in developing community partnerships in an effort to promote more positive community storytelling in South Los Angeles. She was also a research assistant on the Mobile Voices project, an academic-community partnership that developed a multimedia mobile storytelling system for use by immigrant workers. Carmen is currently working on her dissertation, which investigates transnational health practices from a communication ecology perspective. Her dissertation work is part of a larger study funded by the National Institute of Health that identifies the barriers to cervical cancer prevention among Latina women in Los Angeles.