Fragmented Schooling: Towards a Transnational Perspective on the Educational Pathways of Indigenous, Undocumented, and Deported Mexican Youth
William Perez (BA, Pomona College; Ph.D., Stanford University) is a Professor of Education at Claremont Graduate University. His research focuses on the social and psychological processes associated with academic success and higher education access among immigrant, undocumented, indigenous, and deported students in the U.S. and Mexico. He is the author of numerous articles and award-winning books, including We Are Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing the American Dream, Americans by Heart: Undocumented Latino Students and the Promise of Higher Education, and a forthcoming book titled Indigenous Mexican Students in US Schools: Ethnicity, Multilingualism, and Academics with Oxford University Press. He has been interviewed or quoted as an academic expert in various media outlets such as NBC Nightly News, Time Magazine, the LA Times, Hispanic Magazine, the Washington Post, and NPR’s All Things Considered. For the past two years he has been selected for Education Week’s annual ranking of the top 200 university-based scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to influence educational policy and practice.
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