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Nancy Acevedo-Gil

Nancy Acevedo-Gil

Faculty Summer Research, Professor


Faculty Summer Research
UEC - Miscellaneous Projects & Grants
Office Phone(909) 537-5623
Office LocationCE-331
College of Education - Doctoral Studies
Office Phone(909) 537-5623
Office LocationCE-331


Doctorate of Philosophy in Education 2014
University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Division: Social Science and Comparative Ethnic Studies
Emphasis: Race and Ethnic Studies
Master of Arts 2009
San Jose State University
Mexican American Studies
Bachelor of Arts 2006
University of California, Berkeley
Legal Studies, Social Welfare, and Chicano Studies


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Research and Teaching Interests

I am an interdisciplinary scholar and research the experiences of Latina/o/x students and Students of Color as they navigate transitions along the higher education pipeline. I use critical race and Chicana feminist theories to examine educational (in)equities and develop additive policies and practices.
Select publications include:
Acevedo-Gil, N. & Garcia-Madrigal, Y., I. (2018). Mentoring the next generation of Latina/o scholars: Enacting spiritual activism to navigate academia. American Journal of Education.
Acevedo-Gil, N. (2018). Postsecondary pathways of Latina/o student-athletes. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education.
Acevedo-Gil, N. (2017). College-going facultad: Latinx students anticipating postsecondary institutional obstacles. Journal of Latinos and Education.
Acevedo-Gil, N. (2017). College conocimiento: Towards an interdisciplinary non-linear Latinx college choice framework. Race, Ethnicity, and Education.
Acevedo-Gil, N. & Zerquera, D. (2016). Community college first-year experience programs: A qualitative understanding of student access, experience, and success. New Directions for Community Colleges.
Madrigal-Garcia, Y. & Acevedo-Gil, N. (2016). The new Juan crow in education: Revealing panoptic measures and inequitable resources that hinder Latina/o postsecondary pathways. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.
Acevedo-Gil, N., Santos, R., Alonso, Ll. & Solorzano, D. (2015). Latinas/os in community college developmental education: Increasing moments of academic and interpersonal validation. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.
Santos, J. L. & Acevedo-Gil, N. (2012). Status of leadership in public colleges and universities: A report card on administrators and faculty in California. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 12(2), 172 - 197.