Lecture by Dr. Nolan Cabrera

Appropriating the Master’s Tools: Critical Quant Analyses and the Fight For Ethnic Studies

In the summer of 2010, the state of Arizona passed a law banning the teaching of Mexican American Studies in Tucson Unified School District. This presentation will explore the role that critical quantitative analyses played in defending the program all the way through the recently decided Federal case. It will also provide insights into the ethnic studies renaissance currently underway nationally as inspired by the struggle in Tucson. Dr. Cabrera was one of three academic expert witnesses for the plaintiffs in Tucson Unified Mexican American Studies case (Arce v. Douglas).


Nolan Cabrera is Associate Professor in the Center for the Study Higher Education at the University of Arizona.

Thursday, October 11th @ 11:30am-12:45pm | UMass Amherst Furcolo 101

*Professional development with Ethnic Studies teachers and students on Thursday, October 11th, 4-5:30pm, at Holyoke High School Library (500 Beech St, Holyoke, MA 01040)

*Book talk and dialogue on Friday, October 12th, 10-11:15am, Furcolo N113

Video of the Cabrera Lecture will be available soon. 

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