Talk: Critical Research and the Fight For Ethnic Studies

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October 11, 2018
11:30 am-12:45 pm

Furcolo Hall

Room: 101

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission

"Appropriating the Master’s Tools: Critical Quant Analyses and the Fight For Ethnic Studies"

In the summer of 2010, the state of Arizona passed a law banning the teaching of Mexican American Studies in Tucson Unified School District. This presentation will explore the role that critical quantitative analyses played in defending the program all the way through the recently decided Federal case. It will also provide insights into the ethnic studies renaissance currently underway nationally as inspired by the struggle in Tucson.

Nolan Cabrera is Associate Professor in the Center for the Study Higher Education at the University of Arizona. He studies racial dynamics on college campuses, and is a nationally-recognized expert in the areas of racism, Whiteness, and ethnic studies. Dr. Cabrera was one of three academic expert witnesses for the plaintiffs in Tucson Unified Mexican American Studies case (Arce v. Douglas). His new book is White Guys on CampusRacism, White Immunity, and the Myth of “Post-Racial” Higher Education. Other publications have appeared in the American Educational Research Journal, Journal of College Student Development, and Research in Higher Education.

*plus book talk and dialogue with Dr. Cabrera on Friday, October 12th, 10-11:15am, Furcolo Hall N113

This event is supported by the UMass College of Education and the Transformations Lab,  with co-sponsorships from the Department of Student Development, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, Ethnic Studies Professional Development Grant Team, Center for Student Success Research;  Center for Latin American, Carribean, and Latino Studies (CLACLS) at UMass Amherst.  [Faculty convener: Dr. Korina Jocson]                                                                                                                                                                                                            


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