Speakers

Preludio a Tucson — 18 al 19 de febrero del 2021
AAPLAC is excited to welcome these speakers to our 2021 Prelude to Tucson.
Dr. Alfredo J. Artiles

Dr. Alfredo J. Artiles

Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

Dr. Alfredo J. Artiles is Professor of Education in the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. His scholarship examines paradoxes of educational equity and addresses their consequences. For instance, he studies how disability diagnoses can unwittingly stratify educational opportunities for racial or linguistic minoritized groups and advances models and tools to rectify such inequities. He co-authored the National Research Council’s 2017 report Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English and served on the White House Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

His current work is documenting how constructs such as “disability” and “inclusive education” embody alternative meanings across settings and scales that can deepen inequities, and recent publications include work on the racialization of disabilities; support for children with disabilities within community-based childcare centers in Malawi, and directions for reenvisioning equities research.

 

Rafael Barceló Durazo

Rafael Barceló Durazo

Consul of Mexico in Tucson

Rafael Barceló Durazo was appointed Consul of Mexico in Tucson on August 1, 2020. He has served as Assistant General Director for International Human Rights at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, managing migration and refugee topics and cases at the Universal and Inter-American Human Rights Systems, as well as civil and political rights related topics. He also served as a Press and Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of Mexico in Brazil; Political Affairs and Human Rights Attaché at the Embassy of Mexico in Costa Rica, and as Mexican liaison officer at the Inter-American Human Rights Court. Consul Barceló is a lawyer and holds a Master degree in Administration and Public Policies.

Vannessa Falcón Orta

Vannessa Falcón Orta

Candidate, Ph.D. in Education, San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University

Vannessa Falcón Orta, Candidate, Ph.D. in Education, San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University. In 2013 she graduated from the California State University, Long Beach with an M.S. in Counseling, emphasis in Student Development in Higher Education. Prior to her graduate studies she transferred from Southwestern Community College and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from SDSU in 2008. Vannessa identifies as Transfronteriza from the San Diego-Tijuana borderlands. She was born in Los Angeles, CA and is the daughter of working-class immigrant parents from Mexico and Peru. Her current research, service and teaching is informed by her background and is focused on Transfronterizx students in postsecondary and higher education institutions in the San Diego-Tijuana borderlands. She has published her findings in the Journal of Transborder Studies, the journal of New Directions for Student Services, and the Journal of Borderlands Studies. Vannessa has served extensively on organizing grassroots student-led change initiatives as president and founder of the Transfronterizx Alliance Student Organization (TASO) at SDSU. Currently, she serves as the Founding Director of the Transborder Student Ally Program (TSAP) at SDSU. The mission of TSAP is to create a visible network of culturally competent allies in postsecondary and higher education institutions, high schools and communities in the San Diego-Tijuana border region and along the U.S.-Mexico borderlands by educating faculty, staff, teachers, students and community leaders about the Transfronterizx student population.

Dr. Martha Ingrid Gutiérrez Román

Dr. Martha Ingrid Gutiérrez Román

Biochemical Engineer, High School Experimental Sciences Teacher and Pedagogical Professional Advisor

Dr. Martha Ingrid Gutiérrez Román is a Biochemical Engineer, High School Experimental Sciences Teacher and Pedagogical Professional Advisor, with doctorates in Ecology and Sustainable Development as well as Education.

Dr. Etta Kralovec

Dr. Etta Kralovec

Professor of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies and 2015 Distinguished Outreach Professor, University of Arizona

Dr. Etta Kralovec, Professor of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies and 2015 Distinguished Outreach Professor at the University of Arizona. Under Kralovec’s direction, the UA M.Ed program established the equity literacy framework to prepare critically-conscious teachers for the complex border educational environment and has received over 4 million dollars in federal funds to prepare STEM teachers in Arizona border communities. She is also Founding Director and Principal Investigator for the Bisbee Science Exploration and Research Center (BSERC); the founding Director of the Borderlands Education Center; author of Schools that Do Too Much, and the co-author of The End of Homework.

Sylvia Irene Schmelkes del Valle

Sylvia Irene Schmelkes del Valle

Vicerrectora Académica, Universidad Iberoamericana

Sylvia Irene Schmelkes del Valle es Vicerrectora Académica de la Universidad Iberoamericana y Socióloga, con Maestría en Investigación y Desarrollo Educativo. Investigadora de la educación desde 1970. Ha publicado más de 150 trabajos, entre libros y artículos, sobre los temas de calidad de la educación, educación de adultos, formación en valores y educación intercultural. Fundó y fue Coordinadora General de Educación Intercultural y Bilingüe de la Secretaría de Educación Pública (2001-2007). Fungió como presidente de la Junta de Gobierno del Centro de Investigación e Innovación Educativa de la OCDE (2002-2004). Recibió la medalla Joan Amos Comenius, otorgada por la República Checa y por la UNESCO, en 2008. Dirigió el Instituto de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo de la Educación de la Universidad Iberoamericana Cd. de México de 2007 a 2013. Recibió el Doctorado Honoris Causa por la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California y por la Universidad de Concordia en Montreal, Canadá. Fue la primera presidente del INEE autónomo de abril de 2013 a abril de 2017 y Consejera de la Junta de Gobierno del Instituto Nacional para la Evaluación de la Educación hasta su extinción en 2019.

Dr. Gloria Ciria Valdez Gardea

Dr. Gloria Ciria Valdez Gardea

Professor and Researcher, Transboundary Study Program, El Colegio de Sonora

Dr. Gloria Ciria Valdez Gardea, Professor and Researcher in the Transboundary Study Program of El Colegio de Sonora, is a cultural anthropologist and coordinator of the Migrant Childhood Seminar. She recently received recognition from the National Council of Science and Technology in Mexico for the solidarity initiatives implemented towards migrant children and adolescents in times of COVID-19. She belongs to the National System of Level 2 Researchers. She has multiple publications, the most recent being Desperate Cacophonies. Impact of the Anti-Immigrant Policy on Cross-Border Families (The College of Sonora and the University of Sonora, 2020 [in press]).

Dr. Angela Valenzuela

Dr. Angela Valenzuela

Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Angela Valenzuela is a Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. She is author of the award-winning book, 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 (2016). Dr. Valenzuela serves on the LULAC National Task Force on Higher Education, and she is the Executive Director of the National Latina/o Education Research and Policy Project, a consortium of ten institutions that enhances teaching for high school youth in Texas, California, Wisconsin, Chicago, New York, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Currently, she is also a member of the Biden-Harris Transition Team, focusing on education policy.

Ya'da'o Ignacio Velasco

Ya'da'o Ignacio Velasco

Maestro, Escuela Primaria Ignacio Zaragoza

Ya'da'o Ignacio Velasco, Maestro zapoteco de educación primaria indígena en la Escuela Primaria Ignacio Zaragoza, perteneciente a la "Dirección General de Educación de los Pueblos Originarios de Oaxaca." Licenciatura en Educación Primaria en el Medio Indígena; Maestría en Educación Matemática e Interculturalidad en la Escuela Primaria y Preescolar; Egresado del Project SEED en el Colegio de Educación de la Universidad de Arizona, EUA. Es experto en pedagogía y habilidades docentes en educación intercultural bilingüe y matemáticas, y ha impartido talleres y hablado extensamente sobre estos temas.

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