New URBAN Co-Chairs and National Planning Team members

New URBAN Co-Chairs and National Planning Team members

With the transition of Professors Calderón and Cunningham away from their roles as national co-chairs, we are pleased to announce that Álvaro Huerta, Tim K. Eatman, Ana Antunes, and Julio Cammarota are the new URBAN Co-Chairs.

 Álvaro Huerta holds a joint faculty appointment in Urban & Region Planning and Ethnic & Women’s Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He’s one of the few Chicana/o scholars to hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in urban planning. He’s the author of the book Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm (San Diego State University Press, 2013). He’s also the lead editor of Volume 4 (immigration) of People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration. [4 Volumes]. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO / Greenwood, 2016).

Tim K. Eatman is a publicly engaged scholar professionally situated within Academe who employs interdisciplinary, cross-sectoral approaches within his life and work. As an educational sociologist Tim conducts research, produces a range of scholarly products including papers, workshops, consultancies, and presentations designed to challenge inequality in all of its forms. Eatman’s work places special emphasis within the domain of higher education.

Ana Antunes is originally from Rio de Janeiro Brazil, but she has lived in Salt Lake City, UT. She is a PhD candidate and an adjunct instructor at the University of Utah.She develops participatory project with young people of refugee background in after-school settings and it is interested in how readings of bodies mediates relationships in school settings. A self-entitled crazy cat lady, outside of academia she likes to spend time with her dogs and cats and believes everything is better com farofa.

Julio Cammarota’s research focuses on participatory action research with Latina/o youth, institutional factors in academic achievement, and liberatory pedagogy. He is interested in the dynamic interplay of family, work, and education among Latinas/os and the relationship between culture and academic achievement. His research also examines how a social justice approach to education can improve the academic experiences of marginalized youth.

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