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Nepantleando in Academia: Engaging with Chicana Feminist Theories to Examine Postsecondary Pathways of Latina/o/x Students ♥★

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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UC Irvine School of Law

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“Nepantleando in Academia: Engaging with Chicana Feminist Theories to Examine Postsecondary Pathways of Latina/o/x Students”

Presented by Nancy Acevedo-Gil

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership,

California State University, San Bernardino


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (PST)

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Description: This talk will focus on the process of acknowledging gaps in higher education theories and engaging in both Chicana feminist theory and critical race theory to conceptualize the postsecondary pathways of Latina/o/x students.

Bio: Dr. Nancy Acevedo-Gil is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at California State University, San Bernardino. As an interdisciplinary scholar, she uses critical race theory and Chicana feminist theories to examine transitions along the higher education pipeline for Latina/o/x students. As a previous college advisor at under-resourced high schools, Dr. Acevedo-Gil’s professional experiences inform her commitment to social justice; her research advocates for equitable opportunities to college preparation and aligning college access with college completion. Her research has received several recognitions including a UC/ACCORD Dissertation Fellowship and second place in the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Association for Hispanics in Higher Education. Most recently, she co-authored a book with Dr. Gilberto Q. Conchas titled The Chicana/o/x dream: Hope, resistance, and educational success.

 

A first-generation college student originally from Northern California, Dr. Acevedo-Gil earned her BA from the University of California, Berkeley, MA from San Jose State University, and her PhD in Education with a focus on Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.