- PhD, Education, Social and Cultural Studies, University of California, Berkeley
- Urban Education; educational experiences of Latino students; immigration and education; bilingual education; unequal opportunity and access within US public schools; community organizing for school change; school and community partnerships
- equity-minded school reform; cultural citizenship; race and identity; social and cultural theory; qualitative approaches to research (participatory action research, critical ethnography).
- Selected Publications
Fuentes, E. (2013) Political Mothering: Latina and African American Mothers in the Struggle for Educational Justice. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 44(3).
Fuentes, E. (2012) Critical Race Praxis and Grassroots Community Organizing for School Change. Urban Review, 44(5).
Noguera, P., Fuentes, E., Sanchez, P. & Darder, A. (2012). Liberating Ourselves: Agency, Resistance and Possibilities for Change among Latino/a Students, Educators and Parents. Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators, 6(1).
Fuentes, E & Koirala-Azad, S. (eds.) (2012). Introduction: Human Rights Education Praxis, 24(1).
Fuentes, E, Koirala-Azad, S. & Katz, S. (2012). Graduate Studies in Human Rights Education: Extending the Social Justice Discourse in Higher Education, 24(1).
Fuentes, E. (2011) Practicing Citizenship: Latino Parents Broadening Notions of Citizenship Through Participatory Research Journal of Latino Studies, 9(4).
Koirala-Azad, S and Fuentes, E. (Eds). (2009/2010) Introduction: Activist scholarship—Possibilities and constraints of Participatory Action Research. Social Justice Journal, 36(4).
Fuentes, E. (2009/2010) Learning Power and Building Community: Parent-Initiated Participatory Action Research as a Tool for Organizing Community In Koirala-Azad, S. & Fuentes, E. (Eds.)
Activist scholarship: Possibilities and constraints of Participatory Action Research. Social Justice Journal, 36(4).
Katz, S., Arriaza, G., & Fuentes, E. (Eds.) (2005). Waging War over Public Education and Youth Services: Challenging Corporate Control of Our Schools and Communities. Social Justice Journal, 32(3).
Routé-Chatmon, L., Scott-George, K., Okahara, A., Fuentes, E., Yonemura Wing, J., & Noguera, P., (2006) Creating Demand for Equity: Three Theories for Transforming the Role of Parents in Schools In Voices of Urban Education, No. 13.
Fuentes, E. (2011) VOCES Latinas: Re-imagining Latino Parent Involvement In Divisadero: Latin@s in Education.
Invited Book Chapters
Fuentes, E. (2014) Practicing Citizenship: Latino Parents Broadening Notions of Citizenship Through Participatory Research In Darder, A. & R.D. Torres (eds.) Latinos And Education: A Critical Reader (second edition). New York: Routledge.
Fuentes, E. & Liou, D. (2006). Language, Culture, and Access. In Noguera, P. & Yonemura-Wing, J. (Eds.) Unfinished Business: One School’s Effort to Close the Racial Achievement Gap. San Francisco: Josey-Bass.
Scott-George, K., Route-Chatmon, L., Okahara, A., & Fuentes, E.. (2006). Creating Demand for Equity: Transforming the Role of Parents in Schools. In Noguera J. & Yonemura-Wing, J. (Eds.) Unfinished Business: One School’s Effort to Close the Racial Achievement Gap. San Francisco.