Rosa Jimenez

Rosa Jiménez

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty
School of Education 304E


Dr. Rosa M. Jiménez is an Associate Professor in the International and Multicultural Education Department at the University of San Francisco. Her research examines K-12 classroom pedagogies and theoretical principles necessary for conceptualizing and enacting critical language education and culturally responsive learning environments, especially with Latina/o and immigrant student populations. Dr. Jiménez has conducted classroom-based research in several K-12 contexts including the California Central Valley, Los Angeles, Arizona, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her research stems from her life experiences as a daughter of working-class Mexican immigrants and from her work experiences as a social studies teacher of bilingual immigrant youth. Her research has been supported by the Spencer Foundation and the National Council of Teachers of English Research Foundation/Cultivating New Voices. Dr. Jiménez has over twenty years of experience working with K-12 public schools as a bilingual social studies teacher, literacy coach, and educational researcher.

Research Areas

  • Critical language education
  • Critical pedagogies & Ethnic/Cultural Studies
  • K-12 Education of Latina/o immigrant youth & "English learners"
  • Qualitative Research Methodologies


  • PhD, Urban Schooling, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • MA, Latin American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential (Social Studies/BCLAD), California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • BA, U.S. History and Spanish, University of California, Davis

Prior Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2014-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation
  • 2012-2014 Cultivating New Voices Fellow, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • 2014 Faculty Fellow, American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)/Ford Foundation

Selected Publications