Associate Professor and
Chair, Educational Leadership
Dr. Burciaga is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Educational Leadership in the Connie L. Lurie College of Education and in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies in the College of Social Sciences.
Dr. Burciaga's research centers on understanding and challenging educational practices and structures that (re)produce social inequalities for historically marginalized communities, specifically with respect to Latina/o communities. Her research in schools and communities spans over 20 years and includes mixed-methods research on pathways from preschool to the professoriate, the experiences of students who leave high school before graduation, and the ways in which geographic regions structure inequalities.
She specializes in the study of qualitative research methodologies including testimonio and ethnography. Dr. Burciaga has an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz, a master's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is the co-founder and former co-director of the Institute for Teachers of Color Committed to Racial Justice.
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