Publications

  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2013). Costo alto de política anti-imigrante sobre la familia y educación: The adverse consequences of anti-Latino immigration laws, Theory Into Practice, 52(3), 169-179. DOI: 10.1080/00405841.2013.804308. Published, 08/2013.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L., Quijada Cerecer, P.D. (2014). Teachers’ dialogue and transformation: Possibilities of a learner centered professional development initiative in a US urban high school. Pedagogía Social Revista Interuniversitaria, 24, 199-224. doi: 10.7179/PSRI_2014.24.09. Published, 08/2014.
  • Cahill, C. & Quijada Cerecer, D.A., Reyna Rivarola, A.R., Hernández Zamudio, J. & Alvarez Gutiérrez (2018). ‘Caution, we have power’: Resisting the school-to-sweatshop pipeline through participatory artistic praxes and critical care. Gender & Education. Accepted, 12/29/2018.
  • Cahill, C. (2018). “Still We Rise”: Critical Participatory Action Research Towards Justice. Routledge International Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies. Accepted, 12/28/2018.
  • Cahill, C. & Quijada Cerecer, D.A. & Alvarez Gutiérrez, L., González Coronado, Y.S., Hernández Zamudio, Martinez, J., & Reyna Rivarola, A.R (2018). “Still We Rise”: Critical Participatory Action Research Towards Justice.. Routledge International Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies.. Accepted, 12/28/2018.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. & Quijada Cerecer, P.D. (2018). Resisting Invisibility through Creative Expressions: Immigrant Students and Families’ Voices and Actions. Journal of Family Diversity in Education. Vol. 18, 107-125. Published, 11/29/2018.
    http://familydiversityeducation.org/index.php/fdec
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2017). ¡Ya basta con la ciudadanía restrictiva!: Latina/o young people and their families’ transformative citizenship understandings and actions. [Special Issue: Special Critical Multicultural Citizenship Education]. International Journal of Multicultural Education. . Published, 01/01/2017.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. & Quijada Cerecer, P.D. (2016). Undocumented youth, agency, and power: The tension between policy and praxis. In S.L. Nichols (Ed.), Educational policies and youth in the 21st century: Problems, Potential, and Progress. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Published, 08/2016.
  • Cahill, C., Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. & Quijada Cerecer, D.A. (2016). Dialectic of dreams & dispossession: The school to sweatshop pipeline. Cultural Geographies, 1-17. doi:10.1177/1474474015597431 (2015 published online/2016 in print). Published, 05/2016.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2015). Poder en las voces comunitarias: Immigrant young people and their families’ resistance to liminal citizenship in education. Association of Mexican American Educators, 9(2), 31-44. . Published, 12/2015.
  • Cahill, C., Quijada Cerecer, D.A. & Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2015). Theorizing in the belly of the beast: Resisting the school-to-sweatshop pipeline. In M. Abendroth & B.J. Porfilio (Eds.) School against the neoliberal rule (pp. 285-300). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Published, 12/2015.
  • Marshall, J. C., Carrethers, N., Schwab, T., Beck, G. & Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2015). The Ph.D. Labor Market Imbalance and its Effect on Life Science Departments. Journal of the Utah Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, 91, 81-88. Published, 04/2015.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2014). Youth engagement in social justice educational movements in the face of Anti-Latina/o immigrant legitimacy, The Urban Review, 46(3), 307-323. doi: 10.1007/s11256-013-0269-y. Published, 09/2014.
  • Lee, G.M., Ban, S.H., Kudo, M., & Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2012). Show me your Papers!” How anti-immigration policies impact a nation of immigrants through racial profiling. The University of Utah/Incheon International High School. Global Internship Journal of Research, 3, 31-40. Published, 09/2012.
  • Alvarez, L., & Rios, F. (2012). La política vecindaria: A macro to micro lens on immigrant newcomers students in US schools. In S. Hughes and T. Berry (Eds.), The evolving significance of race: Living, Learning, and Teaching (pp. 199-213). New Jersey: Hampton Press. Published, 06/2012.
  • Burbank, M.D., Hunter, R., & Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2012). Redefining the lines of expertise: Educational pathways through the Communities Together Advocacy Project (CTAP). The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 5(1), 33-43.. Published, 03/2012.
  • Heo, S.J., Hong, C.G., Hong, S.H., Hee Park, J. & Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2011). Family-School-Community Partnerships: Engaging immigrant and refugee students and families throughout their educational journey. The University of Utah/Incheon International High School. Global Internship Journal of Research, 2, 21-29. Published, 09/2011.
  • Ji Min Lim, J.M, Woo Surl, J. & Alvarez , L. (2010). Family School Partnership. The University of Utah/Incheon International High School. Global Internship Journal of Research, 1, 44-55-30. Published, 09/2010.
  • Quijada Cerecer, P.D., Alvarez Gutiérrez, L., & Rios, F. (2010). Critical multiculturalism: Transformative educational principles and practices. In T.K. Chapman & N. Hobbel (Eds.), Social Justice Pedagogy Across the Curriculum: The Practice of Freedom (Language, Culture, and Teaching Series) (pp. 144-163). New York City, NY: Routledge Press. Published, 06/2010.
  • Zamudio, M., Aragón, C., Alvarez, L., & Rios, F. (2009). Immigrant rights protest in the rural west. Latino Studies, 7(1), 105-111. doi: 10.1057/lst.2008.58. Published, 08/2009.
  • Alvarez, L. (2007). ¿Derecho u Obligación? Parents’ and youths’ understanding of parental legitimacy in a Mexican origin familial context. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 5(29), 192-208. doi: 10.1177/0739986306297002. Published, 08/2007.
  • Nilles, V., Alvarez, L. & Rios, F. (2006). Preparing teachers to work with second language learners. In R. Jimenéz & J. Pang (Eds.), Race, Ethnicity, and Education, Vol. 2 (pp. 39-54). Wesport CT: Praeger Publishing. Published, 10/2006.
  • Alvarez, L. (Ed.). (2006). Latinas, Latinos and American Education [Special Issue]. Multicultural Perspectives Journal, 8(1).. Published, 08/2006.
  • Quijada, P.D. & Alvarez, L. (2006). Cultivando semillas educacionales: Understanding K-8 Latina/o students. In J. Castellanos, A.M. Gloria & M. Kamimura (Eds.), The Latina/o pathway to the Ph.D.: Abriendo caminos (pp. 3-17). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing. Published, 08/2006.
  • National Center for Research in Vocational Education (1996). Learning from students’ perspectives on programs linking education and work (Voices of Diversity Project Policy Brief No. 1-6) [electronic version]. University of California-Berkeley, CA: Hernández-Gantes, V., Quijada, P.D., Alvarez, L., & Corbasson, C. Published, 09/1996.

Research Statement

 My research draws from critical multicultural education, migration scholarship, cultural assets and ecological frameworks as well as ethnographic and participatory research methodologies. My research and scholarship purposefully responds to the social, economic, and political discourses that pin immigrant students and their families as outsiders and not legitimate contributing civic members. Specifically, my research serves as a catalyst toward creating culturally responsive classrooms and school policies, transforming pre-service and in service professional development as well as strengthening family-school-community partnerships with an emphasis on the education of immigrant youth. My publications have informed educators about immigration and educational policies, family school partnerships, praxis and teacher education. The outcomes of my research have critical implications for understanding the persistence rate for immigrant youth along the educational pathway in P-20 systems.

I demonstrate my commitment to maintaining an active and focused research agenda with my accomplished and active record of refereed publications. The dissemination of my scholarly work via presentations constitutes another significant area of my research activity. I have participated in 38 research presentations of which 18 were refereed conferences, and 10 have been invited presentations. In addition, I have been awarded a total of $97,000 in grants (internal and external funds) to support my research trajectory. 

Research Keywords

  • Activism as a social justice practice in educational spaces
  • Communication, Education, and Social Justice
  • Critical Multicultural Education
  • Family-School-Community Partnerships
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Teacher Education & Praxis

Presentations

  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L., Quijada, Cerecer, P.D., Marshall, J.C., & Gil Jaurena, I. (2018, November). Pedagogías innovadoras y participativas. Universidad de Tarapacá. Arica, Chile. Presentation, Presented, 11/09/2018.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2018, November). Inmigración, compromise cívico y beca académica y activista. Universidad de Tarapacá. Arica, Chile. Presentation, Presented, 11/05/2018.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L., Barry, A., Molina, L., Pela, B., & Robello, P. (2018, March). From Schoolhouse to Jailhouse: Adultifying Students. Breaking the Pipeline Symposium. Office for Equity and Diversity. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/31/2018.
  • Flores, M., & Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2018, March). Due process in school discipline. Breaking the Pipeline Symposium. Office for Equity and Diversity. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/31/2018.
  • Breaking the Pipeline Symposium. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/31/2018.
    https://www.law.utah.edu/event/the-3rd-annual-brea...
  • Local Community-Engaged Scholarship. Journey to America: Young Migrants and Refugees Scholars and Artists in Conversation on Migration Experiences in Childhood and Young Adulthood. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/23/2018.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2017, November). DACAmented Students and Civic Engagement. Sunday Assembly. Salt Lake City, UT . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/12/2017.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2017, November). Important knowledge that K-12 teachers should know about immigration and education. Round table discussion. National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME), Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/04/2017.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L., Kendall, J. & Jobe, J. (2017, November). Working Toward What's Possible: YPAR and the Politics of Remembering in Education. In L. Alvarez Gutiérrez (Chair), Working Toward What's Possible: YPAR and the Politics of Remembering in Education. Symposium presented at the national American Educational Studies Association (AESA), San Antonio, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/03/2017.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2017, October, 18). Change the Frame [Audio podcast interview]. Tia Rider Sorensen (Producer). See: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/change-the-frame/id1300759813?mt=2 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/10/2017.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2017, June). Solidarity and Participatory Citizenship: Re-defining Citizenship and Education through Mestizo Arts & Activism Collective. In C. Cahill (Chair), Critical participatory action research: Building knowledge, self-determination, solidarity, and resistance. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA), Cartagena, Colombia. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/16/2017.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2016, April). Saber es Poder: Sabiduría Indigena/ Indigenous Knowledge in educational contexts. In P. D. Quijada Cerecer (Chair), Saber es Poder: Sabiduría Indigena/Indigenous Knowledge in Educational Contexts. Symposium conducted at the meeting of American Educational Research Association. Washington, D.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 03/2016.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2017, February). Lunch and Learn Event. Lowell Bennion Community Service Center. Discussion focused on experiences with publishing community-based research and community-engaged learning. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/08/2016.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2015, November). Poder en las voces Indígenas: Young people and their families enacting their cultural knowledge to survive and thrive in educational settings. Symposium conducted at the American Educational Studies Association. San Antonio, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Burbank, M.D., Valdez, V.E., Alvarez Gutiérrez, L., Bachman, M.,Goldsmith, M.M. (2015, April). The impact of curriculum change on a K-12 licensure program: More than the “equity-equality thing." Roundtable conducted at the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L (2015, April). Social justice and citizenship. MUSE Project (My U Student Experience), Lunchtime Lecture Series, Presidential Initiative. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Robello, P., Marshall, J.C. & Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2015, March). Microaggressions, telomere length, and a chance to bring social justice topics into the biology classroom. Poster presented at the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Annual Conference, Ephraim, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L (2015, March). Creando espacios educativos: Latin@s’ activism, counter-stories & educational transformations. Kappa Delta Chi western regional conference. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L (2015, March). Educación y éxito. Latinos In Action (LIA) Conference. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2015.
  • Education and immigration: Outcomes for unauthorized students and their families. Presentation, Presented, 09/2013.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. & De León, A. (2011, August). Prácticas transformativas: Reflections of Chicana educators to restore pedagogical hope. Paper presented at the meeting of Mujeres Activas En Letras y Cambio Social, Los Angeles, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2011.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L., & Quijada Cerecer, P.D. (2011, July). Activismo Colectivo Educativo: Communities engaging in transformative actions through Family School Partnership (FSP). Symposium conducted at the meeting of the NCCEP/GEAR UP, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2011.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L. (2011, April). Centering immigrant and refugee youth & family voices inside and outside the classroom with applied critical race theory. In P. Sánchez (Chair), Forging out-of-school partnerships with new and traditional immigrants: A renewed call for advocacy and culturally-relevant programs. Roundtable presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Alvarez Gutiérrez, L., Cervantes Castañeda, C.S., Gates, V., Kavila, M. & Wankier, J. (2010, May). ذا؟ Maxay? Nini?¿Qué? rEkRvJ What? Maxay? Nini?¿Qué? rEkRvJ What? You want to know about our experiences!: Centering immigrant and refugee youth & family Voices through the Family School Partnership. Workshop conducted at the meeting of the Critical Race Studies in Education Association, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2010.
  • Peralta Nash, C., Alvarez Gutiérrez, L., & Meador, E. (2010, February). Descubriendo identidades En nuevos terrenos: Newcomer youth identities in a new Latino diaspora high school. In E. Meador (Chair), From borderland to the heartland: Educating immigrant youth from the Mexican diaspora. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education, Denver, CO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2010.
  • Alvarez, L. (2008, March). Newcomer Youth Identity and Community Building in Schools. In T.S. Lee & P.D. Quijada (Chairs), Building Community for Indigenous Education: Implications for Native American and Latina/o Schools and neighborhoods. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2008.
  • Alvarez, L. & Rios, F.A. (2008, March). Rural education of Latinos in rural education across cultures and life stages. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2008.
  • Rios, F.A., & Alvarez, L. (2008, March). Descubriendo nuestra identidad en nuevos terrenos: Latina/o newcomer identities in diasporic settings. In D. Salazar (Chair), Latina/o ethnic Identity formation: Implications for schooling. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2008.
  • Alvarez, L. (2007, August). Experiences with mentoring post Ph.D. In programming committee for section III (Division 35) symposium, Continued connections of strength: Mentoring Latinas through graduate school and beyond. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2007.
  • Alvarez, L. (2007, April). Amistades entre dos mundos: Immigrant youth’s social awareness & experiences with peers in a rural resort high school. In governance session (Chair), Emerging scholars and scholarship in education research, AERA, NAEd, and IES Postdoctoral Fellows and their work. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2007.
  • Alvarez, L. (2007, April). Diasporic education: Newcomer youth’s reflections on their schooling experiences & possible academic success. In D.A. Quijada (Chair), Re(Examining) relationships among Latina/o and Indigenous young adults within educational contexts. Symposium conducted at the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2007.
  • Alvarez, L. (Chair). (2007, April). The Learning of violence and the violence of Learning: On identities, histories, and structures. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2007.
  • Alvarez, L. (2006, April). Over the mountain and through the woods to a ski resort we go: Newcomer Mexican youth navigate a white upper-class public school. In C. Salinas (Chair), Latinos coast-to-coast and in between: The schooling and “education” of newcomer and transnational immigrant youth. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2006.
  • Alvarez, L. (2005, April). Newcomer Mexican youth educational experiences in a rural school. In T.S. Lee, & A. Murata (Chairs), Supporting education and development of underrepresented populations: Research inquiries of AERA-IES postdoctoral fellows. Symposium conducted at the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2005.
  • Alvarez, L. (2004, April). Tejidos escolares: Mexican origin youth re-read adult "authority" in their lives. In D.A. Quijada (Chair), Centering youth voices: (Re) thinking youth-adult relationships in educational contexts. Symposium conducted at the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2004.

Languages

  • Spanish, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Northern America
    Immigrants' educational experiences in schools and their academic outcomes.
  • United States of America