Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Latina/o and Native American identity formations in P-20 systems; Transition to college for students of color in K-12, Access; Retention and Educational equity in P-20 systems

Patricia D. Quijada
Associate Professor

Education

Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Emphasis: Human Development Minor: Youth Studies and Multicultural Education

Ed.M., Youth Development: Prevention Science and Practice
Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

Ed.M., Counseling Processes
Harvard University, Graduate School of Education

Multiple Subject, Elementary Credential
University of San Diego

B.A. and B.S. Political Science and Sociology
University of California at Riverside

Research Areas

Latina/o and Native American identity formations in P-20 systems; Transition to college for students of color in K-12, Access; Retention and Educational equity in P-20 systems

Honors and Awards

2013 – present: Senior International Fellow, Alianza Educativas, Mexico City DF, Mexico

Publications

Refereed Publications (Select Publications)

Quijada Cerecer, P. D. (2013). The Policing/Ruling of Native bodies and minds: Perspective schooling from American Indian youth. American Journal of Education.

Quijada Cerecer, P. D. (2013). Independence, Competitiveness, Power: (Re) Examining the impact of school policies on the development of Indigenous Youth. In Theory into Practice: Educational
policy and youth in the 21st century, 19(2).

Quijada Cerecer, P. D., Alanis, I., Ek, L., & Rodriguez, M. (2012). Crossing the divide: Latina faculty’s narratives of cultural negotiations in academia. The Journal of Educational Foundations.

Ek, L. D., & Sánchez, P. Quijada Cerecer, P. D. (2013). The Linguistic violence, insecurity, and work: Language ideologies of Latina/o bilingual teacher candidates in Texas. International Multilingual
Research Journal.

Ek, L.D., Quijada Cerecer, P. D., & Ruiz, E. (2013). Disrupting deficit views: Latina/o and Native American youth constructing cultural, linguistic, and learner identities. In C.M. Wilson & S.D. Horsford (Eds.) Advancing equity and achievement in America’s diverse schools: Inclusive theories, policies, and practices. New York: Routledge.

Oliva, M., Rodriguez, M., Alanis, I., & Quijada Cerecer, P. D. (in press, Summer 2013). At home in the academy: Latina counterstories and resistance, Journal of Educational Foundations.

Quijada Cerecer, P. D., Ek, L. D., Alanis, I., & Murakami-Ramalho, E. (2011). Transformative resistance as agency: Chicanas/Latinas (re) creating academic spaces. Journal of the Professoriate, 5(1), pp. 70-98.

Quijada Cerecer, P. D. (2011). Power in community building: Learning from Indigenous youth how to strengthen adult-youth relationships in school settings. In A. Ball, & C. Tyson (Eds.), Studying Diversity in Teacher Education (pp. 171-182). Washington DC: AERA.

Nora, A., Urick, A., & Quijada Cerecer, P. D. (2011). Validating students: A conceptualization and overview of its impact on student experiences and outcomes. Journal of Enrollment Management, 2(1), pp. 34-52.

Quijada Cerecer, P. D., Alvarez Gutiérrez, L., & Rios, F. (2010). Critical multiculturalism: Transformative educational principles and practices. In T. Chapman, & N. Hobbel (Eds.), Social Justice Pedagogy Across
the Curriculum: The Practice of Freedom (pp. 144-163). Routledge.

Lee, T. S. & Quijada Cerecer, P. D. (2010). (Re) claiming Native youth knowledge: Engaging in socioculturally responsive teaching and relationships, Multicultural Perspectives, 12(4), pp.199-205.

Ek, L. D., Quijada Cerecer, P. D., Alanís, I. & Rodríguez, M.A. (2010). “I don’t belong here”: Chicanas/Latinas at a Hispanic serving institution creating community through Muxerista mentoring, Equity & Excellence in Education, 43(4), pp.539-553.

Quijada Cerecer, P. D. & Murakami-Ramalho, E. (2009). Who says I don’t want to come to school?: School policies disenfranchise American Indian youths’ educational vision. World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium Journal, pp. 39-49.

Quijada, P. D. & Alvarez, L. (2006). Cultivo semillas educacionales: Understanding K-8 Latina/o students. In J. Castellanos, A. M. Gloria, & M. Kamimura (Eds.), The Latina/o Pathway to the Ph.D: Abriendo Caminos (pp. 2-17). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Educator’s Handbook: Best Practices for Latina/o Academic Success

Hernández-Gantes, V. M. & Quijada, P. D. (1998). Working with Latino high school students. Do it: Career development series. Madison, WI: Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Presentations

Refereed Scholarly Presentations (Select)

Quijada Cerecer, P. D. (2013, May). “Knowledge is Power”: Native youth demonstrate transformational resistance at a rural high school. In symposium, Beyond Damage-Centered Research: Native youth voices and new models of education. American Educational Research Association.

Quijada Cerecer, P. D., Alanis, I., Ek, L., & Rodriguez, M. (2012, July). Constructing Identity: Hermanas in the Academy. Presented at the annual meeting of the Mujeres Activas en Letras Sociales y Cambios Sociales, Santa Barbara, CA.

Quijada Cerecer, P. D., Alanis, I., Ek, L., & Rodriguez, M. (2012, April). Constructing identity: Narratives of Latina faculty in the academy. Presented during the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada.

Alvarez Gutierrez, L. & Quijada Cerecer, P. D. (2011, July). Activismo Colectivo Educativo: Communities engaging in transformative actions through Family School Partnership (FSP). Presented at the annual meeting of the NCCEP/GEAR UP Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Ek, L. D., Sánchez, P., & Quijada Cerecer, P. D. (2011, July). Linguistic Violence, Insecurity, and Work: Language Ideologies of Latina/o Bilingual Teacher Candidates. Presented at the annual meeting of Mujeres Activas en Letras Sociales (MALCS), Los Angeles, CA.

*Quijada, P. D. (2011, April). Working toward equity by creating a Chicana/Latina collaborative at a Hispanic Serving Institution. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. (Invited Presenter).

Quijada, P. D. (2011, April). At home in the academy: Latina faculty counterstories and resistances. Roundtable at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Quijada, P. D. (2011, April, Chair). The power of pre-service teachers’ race counter-stories. Roundtable at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Ek, L. D., Alanis, I., Quijada, P. D., Rodriguez, M. A. (2010, May). The ecology of a Chicana/Latina research collaborative at a Hispanic-serving institution. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Rodriguez, M. A., Alanis, I., Cuero, K., Delgado, R., Ek, L. D., Machado-Casas, M., Murakami-Ramalho, E., Nuñez, A., Oliva, M., Quijada, P. D., & Sanchez, P. (2009, July). Hermanas in the academy: Actualizing a
Latina education research agenda. Presented at the annual meeting of the Mujeres Activas en Letras Sociales y Cambios Sociales, Las Cruces, NM.

Ek, L. D., Alanis, I., Murakami-Ramalho, E. T., and Quijada, P. D. (2009, April). Chicanas/Latinas (Re)create academic spaces in higher education. In, Creating an interdisciplinary space of resistance: (Counter) narratives of Latina Research Collaborative. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego CA.

*Quijada, P. D . (2009, April). Power in community building: Learning from Indigenous youth how to strengthen adult-youth relationships in school settings. In, Studying diversity in teacher education: Current trends and innovations. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. (Division K Symposium – invited presenter).

Quijada, P. D. (2008, March). Tribal critical race theory and educational spaces: (Re) examining school experiences of Indigenous youth. In, Issues and trends in the education of Indigenous youth in the United States and Canada. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Quijada, P. D. (2008, March, Chair and Organizer). Building community for Indigenous education: Implications for Native American and Latina/o schools and neighborhoods. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Quijada, P. D. (2008, March, Chair). When and where I enter: Women of color, the professoriate and university leadership. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Quijada, P. D. (2007, April). The policing/ruling of Native bodies and minds: Perspectives on schooling from a Pueblo reservation. In, The learning of violence and the violence of learning: On identities, histories, and structures. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Quijada, P. D. (2007, April). Pueblo youth (re) examine how educational policies impact identity development. In, (Re) examining relationships among Latina/o and Indigenous young adults within educational contexts. Paper presented in symposium at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Rodriguez, M., Alanis, I., Quijada, P. D., Murakami-Ramalho, E., Cuero, K., Oliva, M., Ek, L., Valdez, V., Sanchez, P., and Delgado, I. (2006, November). Hermanas/Sisters in the academy: Actualizing Latina/o research agenda in education. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, San Antonio, TX.

Quijada, P. D. (2006, August). Latinas in the classroom: considerations for teaching. In, Latinas into academia: Conversations about cultural connection and congruity. Roundtable conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Quijada, P. D. (2006, April, Discussant). Community-based organizations and Pentecostal churches: Examining public spaces as sites of learning for Latinas/os. Paper presented on symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Quijada, P. D. (2006, April, Chair). Psychosocial contexts of adolescent development. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Quijada, P. D. (2006, April, Chair). Adolescence SIG Business Meeting. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Quijada, P. D. (2005, December, Chair & Presenter). The Making of meaning in contexts of violence: On the interface of history, power structures, and culture in identity formation processes. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington DC.

Quijada, P. D. (2004, April, Organizer & Presenter). We feel our relationships why can’t you?: Indigenous youth shout-out to educators. In, Beyond resistance, marginalization and agency: Youth (In)forming adult youth
relationships in educational contexts. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Quijada, P. D., & Alvarez, L. (2003, April). Indigenous parents (Re)claim self: Negotiating cultural and gender scripts within community and educational settings. In, (Re)doing identity: Problematizing education and transformation in the margins. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Quijada, P. D., & Alvarez, L. (2003, February). (Re) Claiming Indigenous parent-youth relationships: Negotiating cultural identity and parental practice. In, Transformation in the margins: (Re)reading and (De)inscribing institutionalized constructions of identity. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Sociology of Education, Monterey, CA.

Brown, B. B., Alvarez, L., & Quijada, P. D. (1999, April). Cultural derivatives of strategies of parental involvement in adolescent peer relations among Mexican-American and American Indian families. In, So these are your friends?: Parental management of adolescents’ peer relationships. Symposium presented at the biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.

Research Grants

Quijada, P. D. (2012-13). JUNTAS Youth Leadership Institute, Collaborative Research Project with San Antonio Educational Partnership, Capital One Grant, $30,000.00.

Quijada, P. D. (2007). UTSA Mini-Grant, $850.00.

Quijada, P. D. (2006). JUNTAS: Cultivando a stronger futuro conference for 9-12 year old Latinas. UTSA Women’s Studies Institute, $8,500.00.

Quijada, P. D. (2006). JUNTAS: Cultivando a stronger futuro conference for 9-12 year old Latinas. UTSA Faculty Research Award, $5,500.00.

Quijada, P. D. (2006). JUNTAS: Cultivando a stronger futuro conference for 9-12 year old Latinas. UTSA Academy for Teaching Excellence (ATE), $2,000.00.

Quijada, P. D. (2006). Re-claiming Indigenous youth voices in understanding family-school relationships. UTSA COEHD Mini-Grant, $1,200.00.

Quijada, P. D. (2005) The Power of Indigenous Epistemologies: (Re)Reading Adult – Youth relationships for Native American students in public schools. UTSA Mini-Grant, $1,000.00.

Quijada, P. D. (2005). JUNTAS: Cultivando a stronger futuro conference for 9-12 year old Latinas. UTSA Women’s Studies Institute, $8,000.00.

Quijada, P. D. (2005). Centering power within Native epistemologies: A (Re)conceptualization of Indigenous youth identity within Math and Science programs. UTSA ATE, $4,200.00.

Quijada, P. D. & Phillips, P. (1992). Four-year contract for Student Support Services (TRIO programs). U.S. Department of Education, $700,000. Administered grant. (Academic support service program for low-income,
first-generation college students enrolled at university).

Quijada, P. D. & Phillips, P. (1991). Three-year contract for Upward Bound Program (TRIO Programs). U.S. Department of Education, $615,000. Administered grant. (Early outreach program for low-income, first generation college students enrolled in high school).

 Research Assistant, Telling All One’s Heart Project, 1994 – 1995

Drs. Carol Gilligan and Annie Rogers, Harvard University

Leadership/Management Positions in Higher Education

 Associate Director Research, Women’s Studies Institute (WSI), UTSA, 2005 – 2008

  • Designed research program for WSI
  • Directed, administered and supervised university-wide grant initiatives
  • Initiated and formed research collaborations with state and community agencies

 

Founding Assistant Director, Educational Equity Programs, CSUSM

  • Created, implemented, and managed early outreach and retention programs for low-income ethnically diverse students (Upward Bound and Student Support Services program)
  • Management included preparation and maintenance of supervision of 10 professional employees, 3 administrative assistants, and numerous student employees
  • Created and directed Upward Bound Summer Program. Trained instructors, staff, and counselors

Founding Assistant Director, Faculty Mentoring Program, CSUSM. 1992 – 1994

  • Designed, implemented, and managed university – wide faculty mentoring program for students of color.
  • Provided professional development to faculty on mentoring students

Mentor/Instructor, POSSE Program, UW 2002 – 2004

  • Mentored 10 first year students from Los Angeles
  • Designed and facilitated leadership seminar aimed at dealing with campus climate issues at predominately white institutions

Coordinator, PEOPLE Program, UW. 1999 – 2003

  • Coordinated UW’s early outreach non-residential academic program for 150 ethnically diverse low income middle school students

Honors and Fellowships

  • Dept. Nominee, UTSA President’s Distinguished Achievement for Teaching Excellence Fall 2011
  • Honor’s College, Faculty Award, UTSA 2009
  • Faculty Research Development, UTSA Fall 2008
  • School of Education Fellowship, UW-Madison Summer 2003
  • Lodewick Fellow, Scholarship Recipient, UW-Madison 1997 – 2002
  • Spencer Doctoral Research Training Program Fellow, UW-Madison 1998 – 2004
  • La Mujer Leadership Award, UW-Madison 2002
  • California State University Forgivable Loan/Doctoral Incentive Fellow 2000 – 2004
  • Advanced Opportunity Fellow, UW-Madison 1995 – 1997
  • Mentor of the Year (student nominated), CSU San Marcos 1994
  • Student Service Professional of the Year, CSU San Marcos 1994
  • NASPA New Professional of the Year nominee, CSU San Marcos 1992

Keynote Speaking Engagements

  • Quijada, P.D. (2011). Young Women’s leadership Conference, Invited Speaker. UTSA, San Antonio, TX
  • Conference for 300 middle and high school young women
  • Quijada, P. D. (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006). Cable Elementary School, San Antonio, TX
  • Quijada, P. D. (2007). Invited Speaker, UTSA Latina/o Student Welcome
  • Quijada, P. D. (2006). Crain Elementary School, San Antonio, TX
  • Quijada, P. D. (2006). Keynote speaker, Young Women Young Men Conference, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX

National Professional Service

  • AERA, Division G, Social Context of Education, Dissertation of the year committee, 2013.
  • AERA Presidential appointment
  • Scholars Advocating for Gender Equity (SAGE), AERA Executive Council Committee, 2005 – 2008
  • SAGE Chair, National Scholar Award committee
  • SAGE Co-chair, AERA SAGE website committee
  • AERA, Division K, Teaching & Teacher Education, Dissertation of the year committee, 2009.
  • AERA, Division K, Teaching & Teacher Education, Conference Program Co-Chair
  • AERA Division K – Section 8: Teaching & Teacher Education, 2007 – 2008
  • AERA Division K – Section 7: Teaching & Teacher Education, 2006 – 2006
  • AERA, Adolescence and Youth Special Interest Group, Co-Chair, 2005 – 2007

Executive Initiative Council, Core Faculty Member, University of Texas Health Science Center, Teen Health:

  • Provide leadership and scholarly expertise on understanding race and gender issues impacting the academic identities of Latinas in P-20 Systems. UTHSC Sex Education Program in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention utilizes a community-wide initiative in South San Antonio School Districts to focus on decreasing teen births by 2015.

Journal Editorial Board Member

Journal of Mujeres Activas Letras y Cambios Sociales, UTSA Colectiva, 2009 – Present.

Memberships in Professional Organizations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • American Educational Studies Association (AESA)
  • American Anthropological Association (AAA)
  • Latino Education Advocacy Day (LEAD)
  • Mujeres Activas en Letras Sociales (MALCS)
  • National Education Latino Network (NELN)
(530) 752-9377

Log in

Commands