Florence Emily Castillo
Race and Ethnicity, Education, Ethnic Studies, Latino/a Studies, Critical Race Theory, Latino Youth Outcomes, Community-Based Participatory Research, Qualitative Methods
My research interests center on youth of color and their relationship with the educational system. I primarily focus on the ways in which current mainstream models of education affect students of color, particularly when their knowledges and experiences are not centered or valued in the classroom. Through methods such as Youth Participatory Action Research, I aim to not only understand these inequities in education but to center youth in the research process itself which helps to undo the hierarchies of power that are present in most academic research.