Patricia Baquedano-López

Associate Professor

Patricia Baquedano-López is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley. Her work examines the intersection of language, race, and immigration in education. A recent strand of her research focuses on indigenous students from Latin America in U.S. public schools.  She is also a core faculty member of the new UC Berkeley Designated Emphasis in Indigenous Language Revitalization.  Her current project is funded by a grant from UC MEXUS-CONACyT and centers on return migration, transnational families, and education in the Maya diaspora Yucatan-California. The project brings together collaborators from the University of Colima Mexico, the Mexican Migration Project, and the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) in Mexico. This project expands on Professor Baquedano-López's three-year ethnographic study funded by the Spencer Foundation addressing the educational experiences of indigenous Maya students and families in California schools. Her work has appeared in the Review of Research in Education, Bilingual Research Journal, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Linguistics and Education, Text and Talk, the Annual Review of Anthropology, Theory into Practice, the Journal of Mind, Culture, and Activity, and in a variety of edited volumes. She is co-editor of U.S. Latinos and Education Policy: Research-Based Directions for Change.