Creating Strategies for Inclusive Institutional Environments that Support and Empower All Stakeholders and the Educational Experiences and Trajectories

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Michelle Espino, University of Maryland, College Park

Drawing from critical race methodologies and Chicana feminism, Dr. Espino will discuss the slow advancement of Latina/o students, administrators, and faculty along an educational pipeline that is rooted in historical and current inequities. She will emphasize the critical nature of research that co-constructs and co-interprets the realities experienced by participants and the researcher at particular moments in time and across familial, community, and educational contexts. Dr. Espino will discuss the responsibility of offering scholarly work with care and respect; attending to power dynamics as interviewer, narrator, and subject; and weaving together participants’ lived experiences and her own in order to transform traditional paradigms and practices that hinder Latina/o educational attainment.

Part of the Dean's Diversity Lecture Series

Lecture at noon; Krannert Art Museum, Room 62

3 p.m. fireside chat for students, faculty, and staff in Room 16 of the Education Building

College of Education

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