Dr. Luis Urrieta, Jr. is Professor of Cultural Studies in Education. He is (by courtesy) affiliated faculty in the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Native American & Indigenous Studies Program. Dr. Urrieta also serves as chair of the Faculty committee of the Lozono Long - Benson Institute of Latin American Studies. Dr. Urrieta's research interests center around 1) cultural and racial identities, 2) agency as social and cultural practices, 3) social movements related to education, and 4) learning in family and community contexts. He is specifically interested in Chicana/o, Latina/o, and Indigenous cultures and identities, activism as a social practice in educational spaces, in collective movements, in oral and narrative traditions in qualitative research, and indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies. Luis Urrieta received his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. He has been recognized as a fellow by the American Educational Research Association, the Spencer Foundation, the Lee Hage Jamail Regents Chair in Education (UT), by the U.S. Department of State Fulbright Commission (2009-2010), and received the 2012 Alumni Achievement Award from the School of Education at the University of North carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2009, Dr. Urrieta published Working from Within: Chicana and Chicano Activist Educators in Whitestream Schools with the University of Arizona Press, in addition to an extensive publishing record. Dr. Urrieta was honored as a César E. Chávez champion of change by the White House in 2014.
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