Laura Chávez-Moreno

Laura Chavez-Moreno

Laura Chávez-Moreno

Postdoctoral Scholar
Postdoctoral Scholar



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).


  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison; School of Education; Curriculum & Instruction
  • Graduate Certificate, Boston College; School of Education; Curriculum & Instruction
  • MA, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; School of Education; Literacy, Language, & Culture
  • BS in Education, Northern Arizona University; College of Education; Spanish, Secondary-level Education, and Latin American Studies


  • Chicanx & Latinx education
  • Critical race & ethnic studies
  • Critical literacy & language studies
  • Bilingual education
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Teacher education & teaching
  • Sociopolitical & cultural contexts of teaching & learning

Selected Publications

  • Chávez-Moreno, L. C. (2020). U.S. Empire and an Immigrant’s Counternarrative: Conceptualizing Imperial Privilege. Journal of Teacher Education
  • Chávez-Moreno, L. C. (2019). Researching Latinxs, racism, and white supremacy in bilingual education: A literature review. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies17(2) 101-120. doi: 10.1080/15427587.2019.1624966
  • Chávez-Moreno, L. C. (2018). A review of “Stamped from the Beginning”: On a definitive
    history of anti-Black racism. Education Review, 25, 1-5. doi: 10.14507/er.v25.2407

Student Advising

Dr. Chávez-Moreno does not currently serve as a student advisor.