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Giazú Enciso Domínguez

Giazú Enciso Domínguez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Critical Social Psychology,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Office: B2329.13


Prior to joining the University of Houston-Clear Lake faculty, Dr. Giazú Enciso Domínguez was a visiting scholar in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University New York (CUNY). She also conducted her postdoctoral research in the Sociology Department of The Graduate Center at CUNY.

​Dr. Enciso received her Master of Science in Research in Social Psychology and her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. Dr. Enciso is a member of the American Psychology Association (APA) Divisions 35 Psychology of Women, and 5 Quantitative and Qualitative Methods Section Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP). Her research interests include affect and emotions, gender, diversity and higher education.

She is a mentor and founder of the Critical Interdisciplinary Studies Research Group made entirely of undergraduate and graduate students. ​Born and raised in Mexico, Dr. Enciso is a feminist scholar and activist. Her pedagogical philosophy is student-centered; she believes students have the resources, ideas and potential to be an active part of their own education. 

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Affect & emotions
  • Feminist and critical perspectives
  • Qualitative methodology
  • Body & language


  • Enciso Domínguez, Giazú, González-Yáñez, Maite & Chiappini Koscina, Francesca Isabella (forthcoming, 2021) Resistance and reproductions of academic women: Survival strategies in the patriarchal/neoliberal academy. Special Issue: Transformations of work today: Challenges for Contemporary Social Psychology. Quaderns de Psicología: International Journal of Psychology

  • Fractalidades en Investigación Crítica, Enciso Domínguez Giazú (2020) COVID-19 and the redefinition of the borders between life and death in Social and Cultural Implications of COVID-19 in Society for AFIN
  • Carla Fardella, Enrique Baleriola, Giazú Enciso (2020) Practices and Discourses of Academics: Local Lessons to Address the Digital Shift in Academic Management Digital Education Enciso Domínguez, Giazú & De las Heras, Roma (forthcoming 2020) I Feel Guilty: Exploring the Guilt of Mothers in Consensual Non-Monogamous Relationships. Archives of Sexual Behavior on Consensual Non-Monogamy.

  • Enciso Domínguez, Giazú (2018) Rethinking the monogamy script: Contributions from Polyamory practices: Gender, Jealousy, and Quotidianity, in National problems through the psychosocial view. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana: Mexico. 232–259.

  • Enciso Domínguez, Giazú, et al. (2017) Suspended transitions and affective orderings: From troubled monogamy to liminal Polyamory. Theory and Psychology 27(2): 183–197.

  • Enciso Domínguez, Giazú & Lara, Ali (2014) Emotions and Social Sciences on the XX Century: The prequel of the Affective Turn. (Emociones y ciencias sociales en el s. XX: La precuela del giro afectivo) Athenea Digital Journal 14(1): 263–288.

  • Lara, Ali & Enciso Domínguez, Giazú (2014) Science, Social Theory and the Body on the Affective Turn. (Ciencia, teoría social y cuerpo en el giro afectivo: Esferas de articulación) Quaderns de Psicología: International Journal of Psychology 16(2): 7–25.

  • Lara, Ali & Enciso Domínguez, Giazú (2013) The Affective Turn (El Giro Afectivo) Quaderns de Psicología: International Journal of Psychology 13(3): 101–19. 

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • PSY 5533 Psychology of Gender
  • PSYC 2319 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 4370 Non Experimental Methods and Statistics