Wed, May 25|
MACRI TALK: Revisiting the 2019 Latino Equity Complaint against the University of Texas at Austin
Equity in Higher Ed
Time & Location
May 25, 6:00 PM CDT
About the event
The 2019 Hispanic Equity Report at the University of Texas at Austin found a wide range of disparities impacting Latino faculty at Texas’ flagship state university. From lower pay to lack of leadership positions, the study’s findings revealed there is much work to be done at a university where Latinos make up just over a quarter of the undergraduate student population. Our guests will discuss the 2019 study and the current status of Latino faculty at the University of Texas at Austin.
About our speakers:
Dr. Angela Valenzuela is a professor in both the Cultural Studies in Education Program within the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Educational Policy and Planning Program within the Department of Education Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin where she also serves as the director of the Texas Center for Education Policy. She is also the author of award-winning Subtractive Schooling: U.S. Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring (1999) Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth (2005), and Growing Critically Conscious Teachers: A Social Justice Curriculum for Educators of Latino/a Youth (Teachers College Press, 2016). She also founded and operates an education blog titled, Educational Equity, Politics, and Policy in Texas.
Dr. Alberto A. Martinez is a professor in the Department of History of the University of Texas at Austin, where he has worked for 17 years. He the Chair of the Independent Equity Committee and he is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Dr. Martinez is the lead author of the "Hispanic Equity Report" of 2019, and the author of several books, including Science Secrets: The Truth about Darwin’s Finches, Einstein’s Wife, and Other Myths (2011). He also writes articles for newspapers and magazines such as The Austin American-Statesman, The Hill, SALON, Medium, the USA Today newspapers, Scientific American, and The Daily Texan. He was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Emilio Zamora is the Clyde Rabb Littlefield Chair in Texas History at the University of Texas at Austin and an affiliate with the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the same institution. He is a co-editor (with Andres Tijerina) and co-author (with Tijerina, Amy Porter, Guadalupe San Miguel, and Sonia Hernandez) of a forthcoming textbook on Mexican American history in Texas.