Luz Burgos-Lopez

Learning, Leadership, and Educational Policy
University of Connecticut

Luz Burgos-López (ella/she) is a Queer white-Puerto Rican who is passionate about racial justice and equity in education.  In addition, Luz is a scholar-practitioner in her  fourth- year as a doctoral student in the Learning, Leadership, and Educational Policy program with a concentration in Higher Education, Racial Justice, and Decolonization, and  a certificate in Intersectional Indigeneity, Race, Ethnicity, and Politics at the University of Connecticut-Storrs.

Luz’s research critically examines the role of  knowledge production in the construction of the   meta narratives of Latinidad in higher education. Specifically, she examines how scholars mobilize and (mis)use racial categories in the study of the experiences of racially minoritized communities. As a white-Puerto Rican, she is interested in unpacking  how whiteness is  (de)racialized within Latine/a/x/o and Puerto Rican identity and narratives.

Luz has an M.S. in Counselor Education from Central Connecticut State University and a B.A. in African American Studies from Wesleyan University. Lastly, Luz has over 12 years of experience in higher education and currently serves as an  Assistant Dean of Students in the Dean of Students Office at UConn.