On Monday February 17th, from 5-7 pm Project MALES will be hosting its 1st Plática of the Spring 2020 semester, with featured guest speaker Dr. Angela Valenzuela in UTC 1.104.
Angela Valenzuela is Professor in both the Cultural Studies in Education Program within the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Educational Policy and Planning Program at the University of Texas at Austin where she also serves as the director of the Texas Center for Education Policy.
A Stanford University graduate, her previous teaching positions were in Sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas (1990-98), as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston (1998-99). She is also the author of award-winning Subtractive Schooling: U.S. Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring (State University of New York Press, 1999) and Leaving Children Behind: How “Texas-style” Accountability Fails Latino Youth (State University of New York Press, 2004). Valenzuela’s research and teaching interests are in the sociology of education, minority youth in schools, educational policy, and urban education reform.
As executive director of the National Latino Education Research and Policy Project (NLERAPP), she also currently directs a national-level consortium of 10 member institutions that aims to improve teacher quality and teacher education pipeline for high school youth in Texas, California, Wisconsin, Chicago, New York, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Locally, she directs Academia Cuauhtli, a partnership-based, community-anchored Saturday school with district-wide Impacts in Austin, Texas.
Pizza and drinks will be provided from 4:45-5 pm, the Project MALES Student Organization will have the honor of introducing our esteemed speaker. We invite all UT students, faculty, staff and community members to join us!