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Area of Expertise: Education -- Latino

Alcala, Lucia

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Intercultural Education
  • Mayan communities

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Boutakidis, Ioakim P.

Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Ethnic Minority Adolescent Development
  • Mixed Methods- Quantitative + Quantitative Analysis
  • Acculturation, Immigration processes
  • Reducing ethnic minority disparities in college performance and graduation

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Espinoza, Russ K.E..

Associate Professor of Psychology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Prejudice in the U.S. legal system
  • Psychology and law
  • Modern forms of prejudice
  • Socioeconomic status and society
  • Quantitative research methodology

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Gallego, Juan C.

Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures

Areas of Knowledge
  • Teaching/learning foreign languages (ESL included) and teacher training
  • Bilingual education and language policy
  • Contemporary culture of Spain
  • Spanish linguistics
  • Study abroad and international education matters (especially in relation to Spain)

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Gradilla, Alexandro J.

Associate Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Non-western thought
  • Bioethics
  • Cultural competency
  • Male circumcision (medical)
  • Mexican immigration
  • Latino identity in the US
  • White privilege
  • First generation college students
  • Mentorship
  • Men's Studies
  • Maleness and masculinity
  • Marxist/Anarchist theory

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Jefferies, Julian

Associate Professor of Literacy and Reading Education

Areas of Knowledge
  • Undocumented students
  • Representation of Latina/os in the Media
  • Study Abroad Programs

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Malagon, Maria C.

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Areas of Knowledge
  • Latina/o Education
  • Latina/o Youth

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Patchen, Terri R.

Professor, Elementary and Bilingual Education

Faculty Fellow, Student Creative Activities and Research

Areas of Knowledge
  • Classroom participation
  • Collaboration in science education

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Pérez, Patricia A.

Professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • College Access, Choice, and Persistence
  • Educational Equity
  • Latina/o Education

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Pineda, Claudia G.

Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Studies

Areas of Knowledge
  • Immigrant Youth Adaptation
  • Positive Youth Develoment
  • Mixed-Methods (Qualitative & Quantitative Analysis
  • Acculturation & Ethnic Identity Development
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Heritage After-School Programs

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Rodriguez-Valls, Fernando

Associate Professor of Secondary Education

Coordinator, Bilingual Authorization Program

Areas of Knowledge
  • Biliteracy
  • Migrant Education
  • Equity in Education

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Winstead, Lisa

Associate Professor of Elementary and Bilingual Education

Spanish Bilingual Authorization Coordinator

Areas of Knowledge
  • cultural competence and pedagogy
  • Bilingual authorization, ELL, EFL, TESOL
  • Global education and immigrant issues

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Zarate, Maria Estela

Professor of Educational Leadership

Areas of Knowledge
  • Access to HIgher Education

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