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Carlos Alberto Torres

Distinguished Professor
Department: Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
2131 Moore Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521
Tel: 310-206-5791
Fax: 310-206-6293
Keywords: Latin America, Politics, Education, Brazil, Sociology, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba

Carlos Alberto Torres, Professor of Social Sciences and Comparative Education, is a political sociologist of education.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he did his undergraduate work in sociology at the Jesuit Universidad del Salvador, in Buenos Aires. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. Dr. Torres has authored 40 books and more than 150 research articles, chapters in books, and entries in encyclopedias in several languages. He has participated in and presented papers and keynote addresses at numerous national and world congresses.

His most recent book develops the connections between citizenship, democracy, and multiculturalism in education, with a comparative focus on Canada, the United States, and Latin America. His current research, in the political sociology of education, focuses on the cultural organizational contexts of learning and the tensions resulting from the dialectics of the global and the local in cultural creation in the social sciences in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico.

Dr. Torres is director of the Paulo Freire Institute at the UCLA Graduate School of Education.