DOLORES DELGADO BERNAL

DOLORES DELGADO BERNAL portrait
  • Professor, Education, Culture & Society
  • Professor, Ethnic Studies

Research

Research Statement

My academic work contributes to the research literature in the interdisciplinary fields of Chican@ studies, Chicana feminist studies, and education.  I view my current research agenda as two interrelated areas of scholarly interest.  Within my first area of interest, I conceptually explore critical raced-gendered epistemologies and home/community knowledge systems that stand in contrast to dominant Euro-American patriarchal ways of knowing.  In doing so, I look to alternative theoretical models (Chicana feminist theories, borderlands theory, and critical race theory) to better understand and explain the educational experiences of Chican@s and other communities of color.  My second area of interest, community engaged research and university-school partnerships, builds upon the first and is grounded in my collaborative, longitudinal, and ethnographic research project—Adelante: A College Awareness and Preparatory Partnership.  Both of these two interrelated areas of interest (the first more conceptual and the second more empirical and action-oriented) are fueled by the desire to do work that leads to social change and are directly related to my proposed twofold project discussed in a later section.  

Research Keywords

  • Community Engaged Research, Interest Level: 5
  • Chicana Feminist Pedagogies & Methodologies, Interest Level: 5
  • Chicana/o Education, Interest Level: 5
  • University-School Partnerships, Interest Level: 5

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Westside Pathways Project. PI: Dolores Delgado Bernal & Enrique Aleman. Office of the President, 01/07/2014 - 06/30/2017. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Westside Pathways Project. PI: Dolores Delgado Bernal & Enrique Aleman. Utah System of Higher Education, 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Adelante: A College Awareness & Preparatory Partnership. PI: Dolores Delgado Bernal & Enrique Aleman. Utah System of Higher Education, 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Adelante: A College Awareness & Preparatory Partnership. PI: Dolores Delgado Bernal & Enrique Aleman. Utah System of Higher Education, 07/01/2011 - 06/30/2012. Total project budget to date: $0.00
  • Ethnic Studies Service-Learning Research. PI: Dolores Delgado Bernal & Enrique Aleman. U of U Bennion Center Civically Engaged Scholarship, 08/2008 - 07/2009. Total project budget to date: $13,000.00