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Tony DelaRosa

AAPI CRT & Ethnic Studies Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Chapter Member: Wisconsin SSN

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About Tony

DelaRosa's research focuses on two questions: 1) how do coalitions impact ethnic studies policies and 2) how does AAPI ethnic studies policy impact the racial literacy of education actors. Overarching themes in DelaRosa's writings include: critical race theory, sociology, racial literacy, education policy, organizational theory, and ethnic studies. He is the cofounder of NYC Men Teach Asian American Teacher initiative, and serves as a Research Assistant for the Black & Asian Unity Racial Literacy Project in NYC.


In the News

Opinion: "Why Coalitions Aren’t Just for Political Campaigns," Tony DelaRosa, Harvard Graduate School of Education, August 31, 2021.
Opinion: "Coronavirus Doesn’t Discriminate — Let’s Separate the Myths From the Reality," Tony DelaRosa, The Hechinger Report, March 10, 2020.
Opinion: "This Boston Teacher Makes “The Messy Process of Learning” Safe for Students at Risk," Tony DelaRosa, The Hechinger Report, April 13, 2017.


"Teaching the Invisible Race: Embodying a Pro-Asian American Lens in Schools" (Jossey-Bass Wiley Publishing, September 2023).

Provides a how-to-guide to help teachers and administrators think and act within a school to embody a pro-Asian American lens and combat anti-Asian hate in their schools.

"Lessons of 'Radical Imagination': What the Filipinx Community Can Learn from the Black Community" Asian American Policy Review 28 (2018).

Explores the concept of "radical imagination" in both the Filipinx American and Black communities and how this concept can create practices that improve the lives of marginalized communities. Challenges Filipino/a/x American policy makers to embody a radical imagination lens to move from a state of survival to thriving.