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Joaquín Noguera - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Joaquín Noguera

Assistant Professor | Loyola Marymount University


Department of Educational Leadership and Administration


Joaquín Noguera has a Ph.D. in Social Science and Comparative Education with a specialization in race, ethnic, and cultural studies from UCLA's Graduate School of Education. He also earned a master’s degree in education from UCLA and a bachelor’s degree in history from St. John’s University. Prior to joining LMU, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Black Studies Research and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a former social worker, K-12 teacher, school leader, and director of the International Youth Leadership Institute dedicated to serving Black and Latinx youth in New York City. He has also worked as a consultant and coach to school districts, educators, and other learning organizations throughout the country for more than a decade. His research is situated at the intersections of race, culture, power, education, and social justice and engages three broad areas: the limits and possibilities for transformation and healing of education and schooling, particularly for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities and in low-income urban contexts; systems change that advances racial equity in organizational contexts; and critical analysis of society and culture and the impact of social and cultural patterns on the development and experiences of individuals and communities. Noguera's research and scholarship amplify anti/decolonizing, critical race, Indigenous, Black radical, and Ethnic Studies perspectives and draws from the knowledges produced by these traditions when responding to and remedying our individual and collective challenges. His work also centers well-being and holistic engagement while prioritizing relational awareness and accountability to forward sustainable transformation and healing.

Education (3)

University of California, Los Angeles: PhD, Social Science and Comparative Education - Race, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies 2020

St. John's University: Bachelor of Arts, History 2005

University of California, Los Angeles: MA, Education 2015

Areas of Expertise (30)

Critical pedagogy

Urban Education

K-12 Teaching and Learning

Healing-Centered Engagement

Trauma-Informed Practice

Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education and Pedagogies

Fugitive and Abolitionist Education and Pedagogies

Hip-Hop Education and Pedagogy

Holistic Education

Educational Equity

Social-Emotional Learning and Well-being in Education

Anti-Racist and Social Justice Education

Mentoring Black and Latinx Students and Youth

Education Reform and Student Achievement

Transformative and Transformational Leadership

Qualitative Research

Critical Race Theory, Methodology and Praxis

Indigenous Studies

Settler Colonial Studies

Ethnic Studies

Black Studies and the Black Radical Tradition

Decolonial and Anti-colonial Research and Praxis

Research-Practice Partnerships

Systems and Organizational Change

Curriculum Design

Black and Latinx Education

Critical Media Studies and Literacy

Race and Ethnicity

Social Studies Education

Youth Leadership

Industry Expertise (3)



Training and Development

Affiliations (3)

  • American Educational Research Association
  • The Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • Kingmakers of Oakland