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Reimagining the Latinx Experience in America | Gilberto Q Conchas: The Chicana/o/x Dream ♥ ★

Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Chicana/o/x Dream
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Gilbert Q Conchas

The Chicana/o/x Dream:

Hope, Resistance, and Educational Success

A presentation of the Reimagining the Latinx Experience in America book talk series

Based on interview data, life testimonios, and Chicana feminist theories, The Chicana/o/xDream profiles first-generation, Mexican-descent college students who have overcome adversity by utilizing various forms of cultural capital to power their academic success.


While college enrollment rates for Chicana/o/x students have steadily increased over the last decade, this cohort still faces significant barriers to academic achievement, including minimal information about college and limited access to the kind of preparation and advising that will help them get there. As a result, Chicana/o/x students maintain stubbornly low four-year completion rates. Against this backdrop, Gilberto Q. Conchas and Nancy Acevedo address the mechanisms that shape the achievement, aspirations, and expectations of Chicana/o/x students who grew up in marginalized communities and unequal school contexts and share success stories about this growing population of students. Read More >

Gilberto Q. Conchas is the Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy Professor of Education in the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University. Conchas’s research unearths the triumphs of urban youth of color despite unequal school-community processes. He is the author and co-author of nine books—including The Color of SuccessStreetsmart SchoolsmartCracks in the Schoolyard, and The Complex Web of Inequality—numerous articles, book chapters, and policy reports. Dr. Conchas has been a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the University of California, Irvine and visiting professor at the University of Southern California, San Francisco State University, University of Washington, University of Barcelona, and the University of California, Berkeley and Santa Barbara.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Zoom details will be sent to those who register.


The Reimagining the Latinx Experience in America book talk series is part of The Future of Latinos in the United States: Law, Opportunity, and Mobility initiative. This series will push attendees to think about the realities––past and present––of Latinx people in the U.S. and how the future may look different, including better access to justice, resources, and opportunities. UCI Law is thrilled to spotlight these scholars and to provide an opportunity to learn from them and host a dialogue on their important work!