Patricia Baquedano-Lopez

Department: Education

Patricia Baquedano-López examines the intersection of language, race, and education. A strand of her research focuses on Indigenous Latinx students and examines processes and practices of settler colonialism in education.  A recent project (with Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez, University of Colima) centers on indigeneity,  transnational displacements,  processes of return migration, and education in the Maya diaspora Yucatan-California. This project builds on Professor Baquedano-López’s long-term ethnographic study at a local elementary school recognizing and supporting Indigenous sovereignty among Maya students and their families in diaspora.