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Alum Chávez-Moreno hired as assistant professor at UCLA

August 16, 2019

UW–Madison alumna Laura Chávez-Moreno was recently hired to become an assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Chávez-Moreno, who earned her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2018, will be joining UCLA’s César E. Chávez Chicana and Chicano Department in the fall of 2021.

Chávez-Moreno will spend the next two years as a postdoctoral scholar at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. During this period, she will be working on her research project on critical racial literacy with bilingual education teachers.

Once she joins UCLA as a faculty member in 2021, Chávez-Moreno says she plans to continue her research agenda on Chicanx/Latinx education which seeks to: learn how schooling racializes Latinxs; understand how cultural, historical, economic, and sociopolitical factors maintain, exacerbate, and/or challenge inequities in education; and demonstrate evidence-based possibilities and successes in policies, practices, and pedagogies for an equitable education. 


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