Project MALES will host its second Plática on Monday, March 25. Our featured guest speaker is Dr. Luis Urrieta, who will provide an overview of his research in cultural practices and identities and share highlights about his personal and academic journey leading to his current faculty position at UT Austin.
Dr. Luis Urrieta, Jr. is Professor of Cultural Studies in Education. He is (by courtesy) affiliated faculty in the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), the Native American & Indigenous Studies Program (NAIS), and the Lozano Long-Benson Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS). Dr. Urrieta’s research interests center around 1) cultural and racial identities, 2) agency as social and cultural practices, 3) social movements and collective action related to education, and 4) learning in family and community contexts. He is specifically interested in Chicanx, Latinx, and Indigenous (P’urhépecha) cultures and identities, activism as a social practice in educational spaces, in oral and narrative traditions in qualitative research, and Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies.
Dr. Luis Urrieta received his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. He received his M.A. in Educational Foundations (Social Foundations) at the California State University, Los Angeles. He received his B.A. in History and Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Our Plática series is open to the UT community. Please join us this Monday, March 25, 2019, in Waggener Hall (WAG) 201 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.