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José García

José García is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at California State University Channel Islands. He received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Cultural Studies in Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to receiving his PhD, José obtained an MA in Mexican American Studies with a concentration in Education from San José State University and a BA in Political Science and Spanish from California State University Stanislaus. José is a former elementary school teacher; he taught kindergarten and second grade. His current research and teaching interests explore the roles of lived experiences—vivencias—in shaping the dispositions and practices of teachers of color, particularly Latinas/os, working in and with historically marginalized communities. José’s current research and teaching interest is informed by a study where he examined 1) the rationales of a group of Latina/o Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries for pursuing careers as educators and 2) their dispositions as teachers. José’s recent and forthcoming publications can be found in Critical Education, The Urban Review, and Diálogo, an interdisciplinary journal published by the Center for Latino Research at DePaul University. Additionally, he has presented his research at regional and national conferences.