2021 Ferguson Award - Patricia Baquedano-López
Dr. Patricia Baquedano-López examines the intersection of language, race, and education particularly as it relates to Indigenous Latinx students, critical research methods, discourse analysis, and parent engagement in schools. Her current project is funded by a grant from UC MEXUS-CONACYT (with Adriana Cruz-Manjarrez, University of Colima) and centers on transnational displacements, processes of return migration, and education in the Maya diaspora Yucatan-California. The project brings together collaborators from the Mexican Migration Project and Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) in Mexico. This project builds on Professor Baquedano-López's three-year ethnographic study funded by the Spencer Foundation examining the educational experiences of Indigenous Maya students and families in California schools. Prof. Baquedano-López is a co-founding editor of the new journal Language, Culture, and Society.
Dr. Baquedano-López holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Inter American University of Puerto Rico, a MTESL from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D., in Applied Linguistics from UCLA. She currently teaches in the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley.