MARIA LEDESMA portrait
  • Associate Professor, Educational Leadership&Policy
801-585-5097

Publications

  • Ledesma, M.C. (in press The Review of Higher Education). California sunset: O'Connor's post-affirmative action ideal comes of age in California. Accepted, 12/2016.
  • Ledesma, M.C. (2016). Complicating the binary: Toward a discussion of campus climate health. Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity, (1), 6-35. https://www.ncore.ou.edu/media/filer_public/31/10/31105c23-370a-4c07-a666-fb53c286c6b7/maria_c_ledesma_jcscore__spring_2016_.pdf. Published, 05/2016.
  • Museus, S.D. Ledesma, M.C., & Parker, T. (2015) Race and racism in higher education. Association for the Study of Higher Education Monograph Series. Published, 11/2015.
  • Ledesma, M.C. & Burciaga, R. (2015). Faculty governance at Hispanic Serving Institutions through the lens of critical race theory. In F. Bonner, T.E. Dancy, R.T. Palmer, & J.P. Mendez (Eds). Hispanic-Serving Institutions in American Higher Education: Their origin, the present and the future (pp. 40-57). Virginia: Stylus Publishing. Published, 09/2015.
  • Ledesma, M.C. (2015). Public discourse versus public policy: Latinas/os, affirmative action, and the court of public opinion. Association of Mexican American Educators Journal, 9(1), 57-72. Published, 05/2015.
    http://amaejournal.utsa.edu/index.php/amae/article...
  • Ledesma, M.C. (2015). Walking the diversity rationale talk: A call to institutions. In U.M. Jayakumar & L. Garces (Eds). Affirmative action and racial equity: Considering the Fisher case to forge the path ahead, pp. 165-185. New York: Routledge. Published, 04/2015.
  • Ledesma, M.C. & Calderón, D. (2015). Critical race theory in education: A review of past literature and a look to the future.Qualitative Inquiry, 21(3), 206-222. Published, 03/2015.
    http://qix.sagepub.com/content/21/3/206.abstract
  • Ledesma, M.C. & Solorzano, D.G. (2013). Naming their pain: How everyday racial microaggressions impact students and teachers. In D. J. Carter Andrews & F. Tuitt (Eds.) Contesting the myth of a ‘post-racial’ era: The continued significance of race in U.S. education (pp.112-127). New York: Peter Lang. Published, 06/2013.
  • Ledesma, M.C. (2013). Revisiting Grutter and Gratz in the wake of Fisher: Looking back to move forward. Equity & Excellence in Education, 46(2), 220-235. Accepted, 02/2013.
  • Ledesma, M.C., & Ruiz de Velasco, J. (2010). Getting to the root causes of social and economic disconnection. In C.Edley Jr. & J. Ruiz de Velasco (Eds.) Changing places: How communities will improve the health of boys of color. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. Published, 11/01/2010.
  • Chang, M.J. & Ledesma, M.C. (2011). The diversity rationale: Its limitations for educational practice. In L.M. Stulberg & S.L. Weinberg (Eds.) Diversity in American higher education: Toward a more comprehensive approach (pp. 74-85). New York: Routledge. Published, 09/01/2010.

Presentations

  • Ledesma, M.C. & *Guerrero, V.A. (2018, November). And we are still not heard: First-generation faculty still “shattering the silences.” Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference. Tampa, FL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/07/2018.
  • Ledesma, M.C. & Guerrero, V.A. (2018 June). Graduate Students of Color with First Generation Educational Status Navigating Academe. Critical Race Studies in Education Association Annual Conference. Albuquerque, NM. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/01/2018.
  • Ledesma, M.C. & Guerrero, V. (2016, June). First Generation Faculty of Color in Higher Education: Making the Case for a Tenure Attaining Culture. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 02/13/2016.
  • Ledesma, M.C. (2016, April). First-Generation Faculty of Color in Higher Education: Toward a Tenure-Attaining Culture. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 11/2015.
  • Ledesma, M.C., Garces, L.M., Espinosa, L., Flores, S.M., Jayakumar, U.M., Park, J.J., Rios Aguilar, C., & Rodriguez, A. (2016, April). Influencing equality before the law: Enhancing the use of social science for the public good. Invited Presidential Session. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 09/2015.
  • Ledesma, M.C., Poon, O., Garces, L.M., Griffith, K., Jayakumar, U.M., & Park, J., (2015, April). Toward Collective Action to Reclaim Public Narratives for Justice: Ameliorating an Impoverished Cultural Discourse on Affirmative Action in Higher Education Presidential Session. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 04/2015.
  • "The Relationship Between Ethnic Studies and Critical Race Theory in Education: Theoretical Considerations for the Future" to Sovereignties and Colonialisms: Resisting Racism, Extraction and Dispossession at York University in Toronto, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 02/2015.
  • Ledesma, M.C., Aleman, E., Espino, M., Garces, L., Gonzales, L., & Valles, B. (2014, November). The utility of affirmative action for Chican@s/Latin@s in Higher Education: Towards a new policy and acción model. Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference. Washington, D.C. Presentation, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Park, J.J., Poon, O., Ledesma, M.C., Teranishi, R., & Wong, J. (2014, November). Asian Americans, affirmative action, and the future of Proposition 209: Unpacking the SCA-5 Controversy. Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference. Washington, D.C. Presentation, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Ledesma, M.C. (2014, April). “The utility of affirmative action for Chican@s/Latin@s: Towards a new policy and acción model.” National Association of Chicana and Chicano Scholars Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Ledesma, M.C. (2014, April). “Critical race theory in education: A review of the past and a look to the future.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Ledesma, M.C. (2013, April). “Building upon Derrick Bell’s ‘interest convergence dilemma’: Naming and unpacking the ‘power preservation principle.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Ledesma, M.C., (2012, November). “Beyond interest convergence: Building on Derrick Bell’s seminal theory for the twenty-first century.” Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education. Las Vegas, NV. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Ledesma, M.C., (2012, May). “Derrick Bell’s interest convergence dilemma for the twenty-first century.” Critical Race Studies in Education Association Annual Conference, New York, New York. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2012.
  • Ledesma, M.C. & Solorzano, D.G. (2012, April). “Naming their pain: How racial microaggressions impact students and teachers of color.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Ledesma, M.C. (2012, April). “Building upon interest convergence.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Ledesma, M.C. (2012, April). Alemán, E., Garcia, D.G., Ledesma, M.C., Lopez-Mares Tamayo, M., Santos, R.E., & Yosso, T.J. (2012, April). “Chicana/o challenges to school segregation in California and Texas: Using critical race theory in education as a tool for historical recovery.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Ledesma, M.C., Alemán, E., Calderon, D., Delgado Bernal, D., Parker, L., Villalpando, O. (2012, April). Critical race research, activism, and praxis at a predominately white research institution: Reflections from a critical mass symposia. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C. Other, Presented, 04/2012.
  • The diversity rationale: Its limitations for educational practice. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/12/2011.
  • "Postsecondary access and success for young men and boys of color." Building healthy communities through a focus on young men and boys of color. Los Angeles, CA. Other, Presented, 09/29/2010.
  • Ledesma, M.C. (2010, April). “Lessons from the Green Brief.” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/16/2010.

Languages

  • Spanish, fluent.