They will explore a Latinx and first generation lens on navigating graduate school before, during, and after your program.
See below why this event is so important!
Thursday, April 27 · 6 – 8pm
Location: 75 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113.
“I have been guiding doctoral students for thirty-two years at UCLA, and this book will be an invaluable resource for my (and others’) graduate students.” – Daniel G. Solórzano, Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education and Chicana/o and Central American Studies, UCLA
Northeastern University in Silicon Valley presents a panel discussion with Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales and Magdalena L. Barrera, authors of The Latinx Guide to Graduate School.
They will be joined by students from NU’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences for a panel discussion.
We will explore a Latinx and first generation lens on navigating graduate school before, during, and after your program.
There will be drinks, appetizers, and a book signing with authors Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales and Magdalena L. Barrera.
This event is free, but RSVP is required. Please click here.
*Free books available to the first 50 guests to arrive
**Parking at the Third Street Garage will be validated for all attendees.
Dr. Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales is an Associate Professor, Leadership Studies at the University of San Francisco in the School of Education. “Her work lies at the intersection of education, immigration, and social movements. She is the co-author of Encountering Poverty: Thinking and Acting in an Unequal World (2016, University of California Press) and co-editor of We Are Not DREAMers: Undocumented Scholars Theorize Undocumented Life in the United States (2020, Duke University Press).” (Faculty profile)
Dr. Magdalena L. Barrera is the Vice Provost for Faculty Success at San José State University. “She oversees all aspects of the faculty recruitment and the tenure and promotion processes, and is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty who bring asset-minded pedagogies to the classroom. Prior to joining the Office of the Provost in 2020, she was Professor and Department Chair of Chicana and Chicano Studies.” (Faculty profile)
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experiential lifelong learning.
Our approach of integrating real-world experience with education, research, and innovation empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create worldwide impact.
Northeastern’s personalized, experiential undergraduate and graduate programs lead to degrees through the doctorate in 10 colleges and schools across our 14 campuses worldwide. Learning emphasizes the intersection of data, technology, and human literacies, uniquely preparing graduates for careers of the future and lives of fulfillment and accomplishment.
Our research enterprise, with an R1 Carnegie classification, is solutions oriented and spans the world. Our faculty scholars and students work in teams that cross not just disciplines, but also sectors—aligned around solving today’s highly interconnected global challenges and focused on transformative impact for humankind.
Latinx students can have a tough time navigating the numerous structural and institutional challenges that work against them in academia, especially when it comes to attending and succeeding in graduate school.
A new book, The Latinx Guide to Graduate School (Duke University Press), by Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales and Magdalena L. Barrera, attempts to provide a pathway and guidance for Latinx and other students of color who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree.
The book highlights the experiences of Negrón-Gonzales and Barrera in their personal lives and academic careers. They outline the “unwritten rules” for becoming a graduate student for Latinx individuals who may have little to no knowledge of the process, because many are first-generation students. The book also includes a how-to guide for applying to graduate school, personal reflections and resources for undocumented students.