Biography

José Del Real Viramontes is a Visiting Assistant Professor, in the Higher Education/Community College Leadership Program in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a faculty affiliate with Project Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success (MALES) at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Cultural Studies in Education from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Education

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin, 2018

M.A., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin, 2014

B.A., Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California Los Angeles, 2012

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Certified, Glendale Community College (CA), 2009

Research & Service

As a former community college transfer student, his research focuses on exploring the transfer receptive culture for Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x community college transfer students at predominantly white institutions (PWIs) and highlighting how Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x community college transfer students navigate and engage in the cultural production of the transfer receptive culture at PWIs.

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Courses

Diversity in Higher Education (EOL 574) Explores critical topics and issues related to diversity in higher education, including race/ethnicity, class, and gender. Covers current research that explores diversity in higher education, institutional diversity policies and organizational behaviors, campus constituents, and the role of external groups. The course consists of reading, in-class discussion, group exercise, and completing a research project that is of interest to the student.

College Environments (EOL 580) This course will provide graduate students with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of college environments and institutional practices that are designed to enhance learning and development of college students. Students in this course will be exposed to the existing research related to the effects of college experiences and environments on college students’ outcomes and use those empirical studies to inform educational practices and institutional policies.

Latinxs & Education (EOL 590) Open only to persons who have been admitted for doctoral study in the Department of Educational Organization and Leadership. This seminar surveys the educational experiences of Latinx students, families, and communities in the United States as historically and presently impacted by the social construct of race. It assumes the theoretical stance of intersectionality as a lens that illuminates the ways Latinx education occurs at the nexus of race, gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship status. Specific examples of how Latinx communities throughout the Midwest have experienced, mitigated, and resisted institutional racism in education will allow us to gain a more concrete understanding of the interplay between larger schooling structures and Latinx lives. A special emphasis will be placed on critical race theory and Latina/o critical theory as frameworks that illuminate race in education while centering the experiences of Students of Color. The material thus challenges us to disentangle the effects of race, gender, class, sexuality, and immigration status on Latinx educational attainment and achievement.

Diversity in Higher Education (EPOL 562) Synchronous attendance required. Moodle LMS.

College Environments (EPOL 565) The examination of critical trends that impact higher education from various perspectives, including legal, organizational, and political. This course will provide graduate students with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of college environments and institutional practices that are designed to enhance learning and development of college students. Students in this course will be exposed to the existing research related to the effects of college experiences and environments on college students’ outcomes and use those empirical studies to inform educational practices and institutional policies.

Latinxs & Education (EPOL 590) Seminar in educational policy studies; sections offered in the following fields: (a) history of education; (b) philosophy of education; (c) comparative education; (d) social foundations of education; (e) philosophy of educational research; and (f) historical methods in education. Synchronous attendance required. Moodle LMS. This seminar surveys the educational experiences of Latinx students, families, and communities in the United States as historically and presently impacted by the social construct of race. It assumes the theoretical stance of intersectionality as a lens that illuminates the ways Latinx education occurs at the nexus of race, gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship status. Specific examples of how Latinx communities throughout the Midwest have experienced, mitigated, and resisted institutional racism in education will allow us to gain a more concrete understanding of the interplay between larger schooling structures and Latinx lives. A special emphasis will be placed on critical race theory and Latina/o critical theory as frameworks that illuminate race in education while centering the experiences of Students of Color. The material thus challenges us to disentangle the effects of race, gender, class, sexuality, and immigration status on Latin

Latinxs & Education (EPOL 590) Seminar in educational policy studies; sections offered in the following fields: (a) history of education; (b) philosophy of education; (c) comparative education; (d) social foundations of education; (e) philosophy of educational research; and (f) historical methods in education. Synchronous attendance required. Moodle LMS. ONLINE STUDENT SECTION. This seminar surveys the educational experiences of Latinx students, families, and communities in the United States as historically and presently impacted by the social construct of race. It assumes the theoretical stance of intersectionality as a lens that illuminates the ways Latinx education occurs at the nexus of race, gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship status. Specific examples of how Latinx communities throughout the Midwest have experienced, mitigated, and resisted institutional racism in education will allow us to gain a more concrete understanding of the interplay between larger schooling structures and Latinx lives. A special emphasis will be placed on critical race theory and Latina/o critical theory as frameworks that illuminate race in education while centering the experiences of Students of Color. The material thus challenges us to disentangle the effects of race, gender, class, sexuality, and imm

Independent Study (EPOL 595) Offers opportunity and challenge of self-directive, independent study; develops the individual's ability as an independent student and enables the student to pursue needed study in a field in which appropriate courses are not being offered during a given term.

Latinxs & Education (EPS 590) Seminar in educational policy studies; sections offered in the following fields: (a) history of education; (b) philosophy of education; (c) comparative education; (d) social foundations of education; (e) philosophy of educational research; and (f) historical methods in education. This seminar surveys the educational experiences of Latinx students, families, and communities in the United States as historically and presently impacted by the social construct of race. It assumes the theoretical stance of intersectionality as a lens that illuminates the ways Latinx education occurs at the nexus of race, gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship status. Specific examples of how Latinx communities throughout the Midwest have experienced, mitigated, and resisted institutional racism in education will allow us to gain a more concrete understanding of the interplay between larger schooling structures and Latinx lives. A special emphasis will be placed on critical race theory and Latina/o critical theory as frameworks that illuminate race in education while centering the experiences of Students of Color. The material thus challenges us to disentangle the effects of race, gender, class, sexuality, and immigration status on Latinx educational attainment and achievement.

Latinxs & Education (EPS 590) Seminar in educational policy studies; sections offered in the following fields: (a) history of education; (b) philosophy of education; (c) comparative education; (d) social foundations of education; (e) philosophy of educational research; and (f) historical methods in education. ONLINE STUDENT SECTION. This seminar surveys the educational experiences of Latinx students, families, and communities in the United States as historically and presently impacted by the social construct of race. It assumes the theoretical stance of intersectionality as a lens that illuminates the ways Latinx education occurs at the nexus of race, gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship status. Specific examples of how Latinx communities throughout the Midwest have experienced, mitigated, and resisted institutional racism in education will allow us to gain a more concrete understanding of the interplay between larger schooling structures and Latinx lives. A special emphasis will be placed on critical race theory and Latina/o critical theory as frameworks that illuminate race in education while centering the experiences of Students of Color. The material thus challenges us to disentangle the effects of race, gender, class, sexuality, and immigration status on Latinx educational attainm

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