Congratulations to STS alumna, Courtney Peña, who has recently learned of her acceptance to the Ph.D. program in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies at Stanford University!
Courtney's undergraduate training was in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, and she subsequently earned an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction through the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU.She was a Research Specialist in the School of Transborder Studies. Her work focused on the Ford Fellowship Program and its importance to Mexican-origin and Puerto Rican scholars who were Ford Fellows.
New initiative increases institutional capacity
Modeled after successful Safe Zone programs across the country, DREAMzone provides students, staff, faculty and administrators with the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to effectively support undocumented students through their college persistence.
Research and Creative Activities
New resource of interest to transborder scholars and practitionersCarlos Ovando was a contributing author to the recently published Handbook of Educational Theories, published by Information Age Publshing, Inc. The topic that he and lead author Kathryn Davis and co-author Masahiko Minami discuss in this section of the handbook is Language Acquisition Theory.
The Handbook is intended for graduate students with interest in transborder culture, language, and learning topics and their professors who guide them in developing research studies, theses, or dissertations any of a number of social scientific disciplines. This chapter is also helpful to school practitioners—administrators, counselors, and teachers—who use theory to guide practice.
New policy briefs shed light on the Arizona experience in educating English language Learners
Arizona's recent immigration legislation and related policies are the latest in a string of policies enacted by Arizona and other state legislatures that are impacting immigrants and citizens of Latino heritage. To respond to the challenges posed by this policy climate, Arizona State University's faculty have established the Equity and Opportunity Work Group (EOWG). With support from the Carnegie Corporation, the EOWG hosted an Equity and Opportunity Research Symposium on February 23-24, 2012, on the campus at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Products of this meeting are two recently published policy briefs on the Arizona experience educating English Language Learners (ELLs).
Read more about the EOWG’s work and the policy briefs...
Paul Espinosa's documentary recognized by Ford FoundationProfessor and filmmaker Paul Espinosa's series, California and the American Dream (2006) is one of many films supported over the last 30 years by the Ford Foundation. The Ford Foundation "has a long history of supporting visionary filmmakers who address the most important social issues of our times." This film collection reflects the Ford Foundation's commitment to documentaries that inform, inspire, advance change, and create history. Read more about the Ford Foundation JustFilms...
Community Action Board
for collaborative, applied research and development
The Sonoran Consortium for Student Success is a partnership between the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the School of Transborder Studies, and the Mathematical and Theoretical Biology Institute. The overall goal of the Consortium is to promote student success through transdisciplinary research that addresses significant global challenges, in expanding the student pipeline in the sciences for nontraditional students, and creating opportunities for leveraging cultural, ecological, and economic resources in the transborder Sonoran region, which extends north across the western United States to the Canadian border and south throughout Mexico.
Southwest Borderlands Initiative (SWBI)
with the Office of the Provost
SWBI is a long term faculty appointment plan with two primary objectives: the strengthening of existing ASU scholarly and instructional resources on the Southwest with emphasis on the region along the United States-Mexico border, and enhancing institutional recruitment and retention efforts toward building a faculty fully reflective of the Southwest Borderlands' diversity. Through the SWBI concept ASU builds upon its scholarly, instructional, and related institutional assets to respond to these pressing needs, particularly in the areas of Borderlands Arts & Culture, Borderlands Social and Cultural Policy, and Latina/o Health.