Discussion : Who is Latinx

Who is Latinx?

June 22, 2021
12:00 – 1:00p

FREE virtual event
Live on facebook & YouTube

The categories of race, gender, and sexuality continue to be the site of analysis for many higher education researchers, effectively filling the void of intersectional approaches to student development and learning theory. Yet, we still struggle with terminology that honors Latinx/a/o students’ identities, let alone their intersections with systems of oppression. This presentation will engage in a dialogue about the importance of Latinx/a/o/* students’ identities and labels that have been (mis)used, (mis)interpreted, and have not been fully examined. The goal is to illuminate how the politics of naming social identities can perpetuate structures of power, and work toward transforming higher education through critical naming processes.

This program will be lead by Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership and Research Methodology Department at Florida Atlantic University Cristobal Salinas Jr., Ph.D.

Cristobal Salinas Jr., Ph.D.
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About the Speakers

Cristobal Salinas Jr., Ph.D.

Cristobal (he/him), is an associate professor in the Educational Leadership and Research Methodology Department at Florida Atlantic University. His research promotes access and equality in higher education and explores the social and political context of education opportunities for historically marginalized communities. Dr. Salinas is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief for the Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity. He has published over 21 peer-reviewed articles, co-edited 5 books, and over 27 book chapters, and has received over 25 international and national awards for his commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. His research has been featured in CNN, CNN Español, NPR, Telemundo, and Good Morning America.