Colloquia series: Practicing Racial Justice Research

Jessica Gonzalez, assistant professor, School of Education

Please join us for the October and November sessions of the colloquia series, “Practicing Racial Justice Research” sponsored by CSU’s Center for Racial Justice Research & Advocacy.

October session title: “Questions about High Competency Ratings: Perspectives in Multicultural Counseling”

Speaker: Jessica Gonzalez, assistant professor in the School of Education

Wednesday, October 18, 3 – 4 p.m. in the Lory Student Center, Room 312.

Jessica Gonzalez is an assistant professor in the Counseling and Career Development specialization in the School of Education. Her research areas include cultural competencies in practicing counselors and supervisors, cultural competencies and client outcomes, psychological distress in minority populations, and medical illnesses in minority populations.

November session title: “Interrogating Legality and Campus Climate: How Undocumented and DACAmented College Students Experience Institutional Legal Violence in Colorado”

Susana Munoz, assistant professor, School of Education

Speaker:  Susana Muñoz, assistant professor in the School of Education

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 3 – 4 p.m. in the Lory Student Center, Room 312

Susana Muñoz is an assistant professor and co-coordinator of the Higher Education Leadership doctoral specialization in the School of Education at Colorado State University. Her scholarly interests center on the experiences of underserved populations in higher education. Specifically, she focuses her research on issues of access, equity, and college persistence for undocumented Latina/o students, while employing perspectives such as Latino critical race theory, Chicana feminist epistemology, and college persistence theory to identify and deconstruct issues of power and inequities as experienced by these populations. She utilizes multiple research methods as mechanisms to examine these matters with the ultimate goal of informing immigration policy and higher education practices. Her first book “Identity, Social Activism, and the Pursuit of Higher Education: The Journey Stories of Undocumented and Unafraid Community Activists” (Peter Lang Publishing) highlights the lives of 13 activist who grapple with their legality as a salient identity. Her research can also be found in the International Journal of Qualitative Studies, Qualitative Inquiry, the Journal of Student Affairs, Research, and Practice, and Teachers College Record.

Missed the first session? View the video recording here.

The School of Education is part of CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.