We would like to congratulate Project MALES faculty affiliate Dr. Juan F. Carrillo who has published his book: BARRIO NERDS Latino Males, Schooling, and the Beautiful Struggle!
In Barrio Nerds: Latino Males, Schooling, and the Beautiful Struggle Carrillo presents a compelling window into the schooling trajectories of Latino males, while also providing critical and alternative views. These portraits of working-class students and academics that achieved academic success move beyond clean victory narratives and thus complicate our notions of “success” and “rising up.” Blending versus separating the exploration of street kid/school kid identities, we get a glimpse into the merging and collision of multiple cultural worlds in ways that are liberating and often painful and full of ambivalence. Additionally, we get provocative takes on giftedness, the philosophical and political dimensions of “home,” and masculinities (Excerpt from back cover description).
Our Project MALES team would like to congratulate you on the important work you continue to do on behalf of male students of color. You can learn more about Dr. Carrillo’s work through our PM Affiliates website click here.