Dr. Marcelo Paixão, associate professor at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, is a researcher on the racial inequality in Brazil and the Latin American region. Before arriving at UT Austin in 2015, he spent the past… read more
Dr. Yolanda Padilla, professor of social work, focuses her research on social and economic justice, particularly among Mexican Americans and LGBT communities. Last June she was appointed as the inaugural director of the Center for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice within the Council of Social Work Education. We caught… read more
While more Latinos are heading to college than ever before, Latino males lag behind other groups—even behind Latinas—in obtaining a four-year degree. To shed some light on this issue, a group of scholars from across the country published their research in a new book titled Ensuring the Success of Latino… read more
Dr. J. Brent Crosson, assistant professor, Department of Religious Studies, is an anthropologist of religion and secularism with a focus in the Anglophone Caribbean and the intersection of science and religion. Before arriving at UT Austin, he was an ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellow at UC Santa Cruz and a Ruth… read more
Dr. Lauren Gutterman, assistant professor, Department of American Studies, holds a PhD in History from New York University where she concentrated on women, gender, and sexuality in the twentieth-century United States. She also holds a B.A. in Gender Studies and American Studies from Northwestern University. She is currently working on… read more
Dr. Ryan A. Miller, director of the Office for Inclusion and Equity at UT Austin, has been honored with the 2016 Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award from NASPA. This award is designed to encourage high quality research relevant to college student services administration and to student affairs.… read more
Did you know DDCE manages the university-wide book blog Shelflife@Texas? Check out on of our top picks from this fall’s reading list.