Rubén Donato

Member Since: 2020


Rubén Donato is Professor of Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his MA and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Donato studies the historical dimensions of educational inequality and focuses on the educational experiences of Mexican Americans in the United States. He is an American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow and received the Distinguished Career Contributions Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Committee on Scholars of Color in Education. His papers have appeared in a wide variety of academic journals, and he has authored The Other Struggle for Equal Schools: Mexican Americans during the Civil Rights Era, Mexicans and Hispanos in Colorado Schools and Communities, 1920-1960, and The Other American Dilemma: School, Mexicans, and the Nature of Jim Crow, 1912-1953 (with Jarrod Hanson).

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