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Daniel Solorzano

Department: Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Keywords: Mexico

Daniel Solorzano is a Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education, and Chicana/o and Central American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also the Director of the Center for Critical Race Studies in Education at UCLA. His teaching and research interests include critical race theory in education; racial microaggressions; racial microaffirmations; and critical race spatial analysis. Dr. Solorzano has authored more than 100 research articles, book chapters, and books on issues related to educational access and equity for underrepresented student populations and communities in the United States. In 2007, Professor Solorzano received the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2012, Solorzano was awarded the Critical Race Studies in Education Association Derrick A. Bell Legacy Award. In 2014, Solorzano was elected a Fellow of the American Education Research Association. Professor Solorzano received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Claremont Graduate University in 2020. Also, in 2020, Solorzano was elected to the National Academy of Education.