1st Edition

Studying Latinx/a/o Students in Higher Education A Critical Analysis of Concepts, Theory, and Methodologies

    214 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    214 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited volume examines the diverse Latinx/a/o student populations in higher education. Offering innovative approaches to understand the asset-based contributions of Latinx/a/o students and the communities they come from, this book showcases scholars from various disciplines, including, psychology, sociology, higher education, history, gender studies, and beyond. Chapter authors argue that various forms of knowledge and culturally relevant methodologies can help advance and promote the success and navigation of Latinx/a/o students. The contributors of this book challenge the deficit framing often found in higher education, and expand conceptualizations, theories, and methodologies used in the study of Latinx/a/o student populations to incorporate AfroLatinx/a/o perspectives, center Central American students in research, and bring Undocumented Critical Theory into the conversation.

    This important work provides a guide for higher education and student affairs scholars and practitioners, helping create knowledge to better understand Latinx/a/o student populations in higher education.


    Daniel Solorzano

    Chapter 1. Introduction.

    Nichole M. Garcia, Cristobal Salinas Jr. & Jesus Cisneros

    Chapter 2. Possibilities and Considerations for the Future of Student Development Theory Research

    Ebelia Hernández

    Chapter 3. The College Choice Process as a Latinx/a/o Family Affair

    Janette Mariscal

    Chapter 4. Social Connectedness and Latin* in Higher Education

    Raquel Botello, & Johanna Torres

    Chapter 5. Advancing Asset-Based Practices for Latinx/a/o College Students: The Application of Community Cultural Wealth Theory

    Antonio Duran, Evelyn Grace, & Gustavo Molinar

    Chapter 6. "Dime con quién andas y te diré quien eres": Theories and Methodologies that Center Latinx/a/o Epistemologies and Pedagogies

    Judith Flores Carmona

    Chapter 7. Consejitos as a Counter-hegemonic Peer Leadership Practice

    Nydia C. Sánchez, & Estee Hernández

    Chapter 8. Ganas as a Praxis: Cultural Responsiveness in Latinx/a/o Higher Education Success

    Rebeca Mireles-Rios, Victor Rios, Bertin Solis, & Jose Gutierrez

    Chapter 9. Trenzudas, Truchas, y Traviesas: Mapping Higher Education Through a Chicana Feminist Cartography

    Verónica N. Vélez, Daisy Padilla Torres, & Dania López Jaramillo

    Chapter 10. Rupturing from the Black-white racial binary: AfroLatina/o/x bridging the Black-Brown divide

    Claudia García-Louis

    Chapter 11. Centering Central American Students in Higher Education Research: A Proposal for Central American Student Self-Report (CASSR)

    Blanca E. Vega, & Elizabeth Iris Rivera Rodas

    Chapter 12. Undocumented Critical Theory in Education.

    Carlos Aguilar

    Chapter 13. Testimonio as Critical Race Feminista Methodology in Higher Education

    Lindsay Pérez Huber

    Chapter 14. A Futurity of Jotería Studies and Higher Education Research: Epistemological and Theoretical Shifts

    Roberto Orozco




    Nichole M. Garcia is Assistant Professor of Higher Education and College Student Affairs at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA.

    Cristobal Salinas Jr. is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University, USA.

    Jesus Cisneros is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Foundations at the University of Texas at El Paso, USA.

    "This extraordinary text helps us better understand and improve the experiences of Latinas and Latinos in higher education. It also provides some remarkable tools to transform those higher education institutions and make the pathways for Latina and Latino students and other Students of Color more humane."

    --From the Foreword by Daniel G. Solórzano, University of California, Los Angeles, USA