Latinx Faculty in la Academia: Power, Agency, and Sobrevivencia

José Del Real Viramontes, Luis Urrieta, Rudolfo Chávez Chávez

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In this chapter, the authors provide an overview of the research-based, collectivized experiences of Latinx faculty in the US academy. Further, the term Latinx is an important tool to signal the colonial nature of the imposition of gender binaries and opens up the possibility for recognizing the diversity of Indigenous sex gender systems in the Americas, many of which included more than two genders. Latinx faculty, like Latinxs working within other institutions, are not passive victims, but survivors and trans/formers of la academia. Gonzalez specifically identified the three areas where the Chicanx students in his study trans/formed the whitestream university: the physical, epistemic, and the social spaces. Latinx faculty’s sobrevivencia is nourished by community cultural wealth, saberes, and felt commitments and responsibilities to the various Latinx communities, including Indigenous and AfroLatinx communities within and outside of broader constructions of Latinidad.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Latinos and Education
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Research, and Practice
EditorsEnrique G Murillo, Jr, Dolores Delgado Bernal, Socorro Morales, Luis Urrieta, Jr, Eric Ruiz Bybee, Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Victor B Saenz, Daniel Villanueva, Margarita Machado-Casas, Katherine Espinosa
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780429292026
ISBN (Print)9780367262136
StatePublished - Jul 30 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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