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Chantal Figueroa, PhD

Chantal Figueroa, PhD


Chantal Figueroa earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota Twin in Comparative and International Development Education. Her dissertation entitled, “State of Terror, States of Mind: mental health care in Guatemala City” compares the experiences of women diagnosed with a mental illness with women living in environments of extreme violence in order to understand the constructions of mental health in post-conflict Guatemala City. Currently, she is supporting the qualitative research evaluation of partnership building efforts for health equity in LA County.


Selected Awards

  • 2010-2014: Compton International Fellow, Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Social Change, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
  • 2013: Research Grant, Club Quetzal Amigos de Rigoberta Menchú Tum



Figueroa, C (2015) Violencia a flor de Piel – Mental Health as a Landscape of Violence, Landscapes of Violence: Vol. 3: No. 1, Article 5

Johnstone, C. Figueroa, Y. Attali, C. Laitusis (2013) Results of a Cognitive Interview Study of Immediate Feedback and Revision Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Large Scale Assessments. National Center on Educational Outcomes. US Office of Special Education Programs.

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