This bi-weekly podcast is dedicated to cultivating the uplift for Latinx/a/o communities in higher education. Too often, the assets that we bring from family, home, and community are disregarded and ignored in higher education. La Profesora, Dra. Michelle Espino Lira, talks with students, faculty, administrators, and community activists about the ways we can push against oppression in higher education and society at large. By focusing on the ways in which we can uplift our gente to and through higher education, we will find our way to thrive.
For our final episode of Season 2, we offer this cross-over with the NASPA Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community, showcasing La Profesora y Dras. Judy Marquez Kiyama y Susana Muñoz. Nestor Melendez moderates. Poet Juan Felipe Herrera is featured.
La Profesora talks with Dr. Victor Saenz about turning his passion project into award-winning scholarship & practice focusing on educational achievement for boys and men of color, especially Latinos. Poet Kay Ulanday Barrett is featured.
La Profesora talks with Dallas ISD Principal of the Year, Dra. Nancy Bernardino about the founding of Solar Preparatory School for Girls and her advocacy for African American and Latinx/a/o children. Poet MS McDonough is featured.
La Profesora talks with Dr. Francisco Galarte about the embodiment of gender in transgender and Chicanx/Latinx studies. This is the first part of a 3-part series on gender in Latinx/a/o communities. Poet Joshua Jennifer Espinosa is featured.
La Profesora talks with Dr. Cristóbal Rodríguez and future Doctora Natalie Muñoz about how they serve Black and Brown students at Howard University, a Historically Black University. Poet Ross Gay is featured.
La Profesora talks with Dra. Vanessa Sansone and Dr. Mark H. Lopez about the importance of population studies in ensuring that we are distributing resources and support in equitable ways to serve nuestra comunidad. Poet Luis J. Rodriguez is featured.
La Profesora talks with Dr. Juan Guardia y Dra. Marissa Vasquez about remaining true to our wellbeing in the midst of caring for family and maintaining our careers. Poet Waheed is featured. Sending love into our world that we commit to caring for ourselves, our families, and our communities as we face the Coronavirus crisis.
La Profesora talks with Dra. Kristan Venegas and Andrew Gonzalez about what home means to them and how they have managed their careers staying close to home with (chosen) family. Poet Eva Sierra is featured.
La Profesora talks with two incredible leaders in higher education, Dr. Sal Mena y Dra. Maggie De La Teja, about their journeys to the Vice President of Student Affairs role. Poet Araceli Montaño is featured.
La Profesora celebrates the first season of Latinx Intelligentsia with folx who cultivate the uplift for Latinx/a/o communities. She talks with Dr. William Liu, Dr. Cameron Beatty, and Dr. Amanda Tachine about what the podcast has meant for them. Poet Mary Oliver is featured.
La Profesora talks with 2 proud community college graduates, Dra. Lorelle Espinosa & U.S. Marine Corps Veteran John Lira, about their journeys to advocacy & leadership in public policy and practice. Poet José Olivarez is featured. PLUS Bonus Content!
La Profesora talks about the many paths that led Dra. Sofia Pertuz and Dr. José Luis Santos to leave the formal structures of higher education and move into spaces that work with higher education: The JED Foundation & 2U, Inc. Poet Vickie Vértiz is featured.
La Profesora talks with Dra. Rebeca Burciaga & Dr. Enrique Alemán, tejedores who weave creativity and lived experience into a documentary and into woven art. Poet-in-Residence and in Resistencia, Sarah Gonzales showcases an original poem.
Is scholar-activism possible in higher education? La Profesora talks with Dra. Susana Muñoz & Dr. Nolan Cabrera about incorporating scholar-activism in our research, teaching, & service. Poet Teré Fowler-Chapman is featured.
La Profesora talks with sistah-scholars Dra. Susana Munoz and Dra. Liliana Garces about the "small world" of higher education. Poet-in-Residence & in Resistencia, Sarah Gonzales, shares a haiku by Sonia Sanchez entitled "Haiku [For You]".
La Profesora introduces sistah-scholar, Dra. Judy Marquez Kiyama, and her Poet-in-Residence and in Resistencia, Sarah Gonzales. Judy shares her journey from a mining town in Arizona to life after tenure as a faculty member. Sarah shares how her love of poetry led to creating a spoken word emancipatory project for young people. Both share where they draw inspiration to siguir adelante in the midst of difficult journeys to and through higher education. Poet Chrystos is featured.