New Scholar Spotlight: Nolan Cabrera

  • Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Race & Ethnicity

Each week, we highlight the work of one new scholar who is expanding SSN's mission and reach into new territories. This week, we welcome Nolan Cabrerra.

Nolan Cabrera

Associate Professor of Education, University of Arizona

SSN Key Findings: How Ethnic Studies Can Reduce Racial Achievement Gaps

Cabrera's research focuses on the racial dynamics on college campuses with a primary focus on the influence of Whiteness. He is additionally deeply involved in the legal controversy regarding Mexican American Studies in Tucson, Arizona. Overarching themes in Cabrera's writing includes critically analyzing racial privilege, the racial politics of contemporary ethnic studies, and programmatic assessment. He recently served as an expert witness in the Mexican American Studies case, is an affiliated faculty with UT Austin's Project MALES, an American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) faculty fellow, and one of Tucson's "40 Under 40" (2015).

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