Chrisshonna Nieva

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Biographical Sketch

Chrisshonna Grant Nieva is a lecturer in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity from USC in 2011. Dr. Nieva’s dissertation, titled “This Is My Country: The Use of Blackness in Discourses of Racial Nativism towards Latino Immigrants,” examines the role of blackness in anti-immigrant discourses in Los Angeles.


  • B.A. Sociology & Dance, Pomona College, 2005
  • M.A. American Studies & Ethnicity, USC, 2008
  • Ph.D. American Studies & Ethnicity, USC, 2011


  • Journal Article
    Nieva, C. G., Pulido, L., Sessoms, N. (2014). Beyond Conflict and Competition: How Color-Blind Ideology Affects Blacks’ and Latinos’ Understanding of Their Relationships. Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative & Relational Ethnic Studies. Vol. 1 (1), pp. 87-116.

Honors and Awards

  • Ford Predoctoral Fellow, 2007-2010  



  • Department of American Studies & Ethnicity
  • University of Southern California
  • 3620 South Vermont Avenue
  • Kaprielian Hall 462
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-2534