Laura Chávez-Moreno


Biography

Dr. Laura C. Chávez-Moreno is a Postdoctoral Scholar at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. In July 2021, Dr. Chávez-Moreno will join the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana & Chicano Studies Faculty as an Assistant Professor. Her research focuses on Chicanx/Latinx education, in particular teaching, literacy, language, and racialization. Dr. Chávez-Moreno’s dissertation research won five 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Awards: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division G Social Contexts in Education; AERA Bilingual Education Research Special Interest Group (SIG; 1st place); AERA Latinx Research Issues SIG; American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (3rd place);  and National Association of Bilingual Education (Honorable Mention). Dr. Chávez-Moreno’s work has been published in the Journal of Teacher Education, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, Pennsylvania Language Forum, Peabody Journal of Education, and the Handbook of Research on Teaching (5th edition).