Ana Lilia Campos Manzo

Ana Lilia Campos Manzo

Associate Professor of Sociology

Joined Connecticut College: 2012

B.A., University of California-Santa Barbara
M.A., Ph.D., the University of Iowa


Law and Society

Critical Childhood

Sociology of Health

Ana Lilia Campos-Manzo, PhD, formerly Campos-Holland, teaches general courses in sociology and specialized courses in criminology, critical childhood, public health, and ethnic studies, such as:

She also offers optional sections attached to these courses for the Foreign Languages across the Curriculum Program in Spanish. Moreover, Campos-Manzo is one of the core faculty members for the Public Health Pathway.  

Her research expertise is criminology and childhood/adolescence with a focus on health.

Campos-Manzo is currently working on a qualitative project titled “Playground Negotiations.” It takes a youth-centered and participant-driven methodological approach to address what is significantly relevant in the everyday lives of youth of color. As a result, the project addresses a variety of topics, including: youth peer culture, friendships, social media, music, video games, racism, sexism, classism, adultism, health, law, and everyday life across schools, community places, homes, and public spaces. The latest data collection for this longitudinal research project explores how Covid19 transformed adolescence for youth of color within a community context. Ultimately, this project aims to create a platform for youth’s voices to be heard.

Some recent publications include:

Castro, I.E.  and Campos-Manzo, A.L. (2021). “Being scared in the dark: Paradoxes, perils, and the promise of fantasy for urban girls of color,” in Childhood, Agency, and Fantasy: Walking in Other Worlds (eds. Castro, I.E.), chapter 9, New York, NY: Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 1498594298, 9781498594295

Campos-Manzo, A.L., Ramos, L.E., Hall, G. and Ignatiadis, C. (2020). “(Dis)connected: Youth peer culture during a racial/ethnic integration reform.” In The Complex Web of Inequality: Investigating Educational Policy that Renames and Reifies Injustice for the Most Vulnerable Youth (ed. Hinga, B.), pp. 99-120, Routledge Press. DOI:

Campos-Manzo, A.L. (2019). “Hidden: Accessing narratives of parental drug dealing and misuse.” In Inside Ethnography: Researchers Reflect on the Challenges of Reaching Hidden Populations (eds. Boeri, M. and Shukla, R.), University of California Press. DOI:

Campos-Manzo, A.L., Mitobe, A.M., Ignatiadis, C., Rubin, E.W., and Fischer, J. (2019). Collective pain: Youth of color facing the aftermath of mass-school shootings. In Handbook of Research on School Violence in American K-12 Education (ed. Crews, G.), p. 179-207, IGI Global Press. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6246-7.ch008

Campos-Manzo, A.L., Flores, M., Pérez, D., Halpert, Z., and Zevallos, K. (2018). Unjustified: Youth of color navigating police presence across socio-spatial environments. In Race and Justice’s special issue “Youth and policing” (eds. Jones-Brown, D. and Novich, M.), 8(1), 1-23, Sage Publications. DOI: 10.1177/2153368717741346 

Campos-Holland, A. (2017). Sharpening theory and methodology to explore racialized youth peer cultures. In Sociological Studies of Children and Youth’s special issue “Researching children and youth: Methodological issues, strategies, and innovations” (eds. Castro, I.E., Swauger, M., and Harger, B.), 22, 223-247, Emerald Group Publishing Limited. DOI: 10.1108/S1537-466120180000022011

Campos-Holland, A., Dinsmore, B., and Kelekay, J. (2016). Virtual tours: Enhancing qualitative methodology to holistically capture youth peer cultures. In Studies in Media and Communications’ special issue “New media cultures” (eds. Robinson, R., Schulz, J., Cotten, S., Hale, T., Williams, A. and Hightower, J.), 11, 225-260, Emerald Group Publishing Limited. DOI: 10.1108/S2050-206020160000011020

Campos-Holland, A., Hall, G., and Pol, G. (2016). Over-tested generation: Youth and standardized-state testing in a racialized educational context. In Sociological Studies of Children and Youth’s special issue “Schools and education” (ed. Besen-Cassino, Y.), 21, 189-251, Emerald Group Publishing Limited. DOI: 10.1108/S1537-466120160000020008 

Campos-Holland, A., Dinsmore, B., Pol, G., and Zevallos, K. (2015). Keep calm: Youth navigating adult authority across networked publics. In Sociological Studies of Children and Youth’s special issue “Technology and youth: Growing up in a digital world” (eds. Blair, S.L., Claster, P.N., Claster, S.M.), 19, 163-211, Emerald Group Publishing Limited. DOI: 10.1108/S1537-466120150000019006

Ana Lilia Campos Manzo Curriculum Vitae (pdf). 

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