“Stories from the field”

“Stories from the field,” was an event organized by Mary Ann Chacko and co-sponsored by Esteem with the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Teachers College, Columbia University, on September 26, 2013. As Chacko explains, she wanted to bring doctoral students together upon hearing the personal stories of her fellow doctoral candidates as they engaged in the…

Gilda Ochoa with Cati V. de los Ríos

Gilda L. Ochoa is Professor of Sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Her research focuses on education, inequalities in schools, and community partnerships. She has written on Latina/o immigration, K-12 teachers, activism, critical pedagogy, and the factors influencing race/ethnic relationships, especially between Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants. She is the author…

Andrea Flower and Gita Upreti with Tran Templeton

From 2005 to 2007, Andrea Flower, Tran Templeton, and Gita Upreti worked together as doctoral research assistants at the University of Washington (UW) at Seattle. There, they implemented and collaborated on a large-scale research project, headed by Dr. Doug Cheney, which examined the effects of school-wide positive behavioral support on the academic and behavioral functioning…

Nancy Lesko with Laura Vernikoff

Nancy Lesko teaches in the areas of curriculum, youth studies, gender/sexuality, and immigration at Teachers College, Columbia University. Recent books include: Keywords in youth studies and Act your age! A cultural construction of adolescence, 2nd edition. Current research projects involve a three-country study of beginning teachers and their responses to LGBTQ issues (SSHRC funded) and a high school initiative that…