Arturo Nevárez, PhD

Assistant Professor
Liberal Studies 
California State University, Stanislaus

Arturo Nevárez, Ph.D. (he/him/él) is a first-generation college graduate who was born and raised in South East Los Angeles. He is an Assistant Professor in Liberal Studies at California State University Stanislaus and a scholar of race and racism in K-12 educational contexts. Arturo’s scholarship is informed by critical race theory, Latina/o critical race theory and decolonial frameworks. His most recent ethnographic research explores how the pedagogies and racial-justice praxis of Ethnic Studies teachers support the development, maintenance and extension of Latinx/Chicanx youth’s racial literacies. Recognition of the value of Arturo’s work has come in several forms including, the Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, the Cultivating New Voices (CNV) National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Fellowship, and most recently, his dissertation was awarded 2022 AERA’s Division K Outstanding Dissertation Award. Arturo has taught middle-school and high-school English in South Central and Hawthorne, CA.