Racialization and Equity in Education
Laura Chavez-Moreno

About the research


NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Award Year



University of California, Los Angeles

Primary Discipline

Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Chávez-Moreno?s forthcoming book, Racialization and Equity in Education, is under contract with Harvard Education Press Series Race & Education. The book presents how a school district?s bilingual-education program and its teachers engage in racialization (that is, demarcate racialized groups) and construct ideas about race and Latinidad. This project explores these issues because how bilingual schooling teaches about race, racism, and Latinidad affects whether it can disrupt racial hierarchies and provide students an education for self-determination. Racialization and Equity in Education broadens conceptions of education?s role in racialization and in cultivating critical-racial consciousness, and re-imagines how to make schooling equitable.
About Laura Chavez-Moreno
Laura C. Chávez-Moreno is an assistant professor at UCLA?s César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies. Prof. Chávez-Moreno received a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prof. Chávez-Moreno researches, writes, and teaches about Chicanx/Latinx education. She works at the intersection of education, pedagogy, language, literacy, and ethnic studies, particularly Chicanx/Latinx Studies. Her work appears in top-tier journals such as Review of Educational Research (2023), Educational Researcher (2022), American Educational Research Journal (2021), Handbook of Latinos & Education (2nd ed., 2021), Journal of Teacher Education (2021), Urban Review (2021), and Research in the Teaching of English (2022). Prof. Chávez-Moreno has won several awards including the 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Awards from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division G Social Contexts in Education; AERA Latina/o/x Research Issues Special Interest Group (SIG); AERA Bilingual Education Research SIG (1st place); and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (3rd place). Dr. Chávez-Moreno was a high school teacher in the Philadelphia Public School District, and she grew up in Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora, México.

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