Latinas/os succeeding in academia: the effect of mentors and multiethnic coursework
Academia often devalues diverse identities, cultures, and languages through emphasis placed on academic values. To ascertain how established and new Latina/o academics achieved success in academia, the author conducted interviews with ten Latina/o academics; they noted mentoring and multiethnic coursework as influential in their success as academics. The author suggests mentoring practices and multiethnic courses should be receptive and sensitive to the complexities and varieties of cultural and linguistic identities, thereby identifying a balance between recognizing diverse language and cultural practices in academia while avoiding generalizations and assumptions about ethnic groups. The author offers implications for practice and research.
Alyssa G. Cavazos (2016) Latinas/os succeeding in academia: the effect of mentors and multiethnic coursework, Journal of Latinos and Education, 15:1, 12-25, DOI: 10.1080/15348431.2015.1045144
Journal of Latinos and Education