Rosa Jimenez

Rosa M. Jiménez

Assistant Professor, International and Multicultural Education

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4310 School of Education 304E


Dr. Rosa M. Jiménez is an Assistant 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 Los Angeles, the California Central Valley, and Phoenix, Arizona. 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 for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her research has been supported by the Spencer Foundation, the National Council of Teachers of English Research Foundation/Cultivating New Voices, and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). She serves on the editorial boards of the International Multilingual Research Journal (Taylor & Francis) and Open Review of Educational Research (Routledge/Taylor & Francis). Dr. Jiménez has over fifteen years of experience working with K-12 public schools as a bilingual social studies teacher, literacy coach and educational researcher.

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

Jiménez, R. M. (accepted). Family histories with English learners in urban elementary social studies. In Morrell, E., Yang K. W., & Duncan-Andrade, J. (Ed.) The Urban Pedagogy Reader. New York: Peter Lang.

Jiménez, R. M. (in press). “Nuestro camino es más largo” (Our journey is much longer): A testimonio from a daughter of Mexican immigrants turned professor in the academy. In Cuadraz, G. & Flores, Y. (Eds.) Rethinking home: Testimonios from California’s agricultural valles. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

Okhremtchouk, I. & Jiménez, R. M. (2013). “I Live in a Curled World…” Stories from immigrant students and their teacher. In Lester J. N., & Gabriel R. (Ed.) Performances of Research Critical Issues in K-12 Education.New York: Peter Lang.

Jiménez, R. M. (2013). Review of Youth Held at the Border: Immigration, Education, and the Politics of Inclusion, by Lisa (Leigh) Patel. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

Jiménez, R. M. (2012). Latino immigration, education and opportunity. Teacher Education and Practice, 25(4), 569-571.

Dorner, L., Orellana M. F., Jiménez, R. M. (2008). “It's just something you do to help your family:’ Language brokering and the development of immigrant adolescents.” Journal of Adolescent Research, 23(5), pp. 515-543.

Huber, L. P., Huang, Y., Jiménez, R. M. and Velez, V. (2007) “We are here”: (Im)migrant youth at the center of social activism and critical scholarship. InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 3(2), pp. 1-9.

Jiménez, R. M. & Orellana, M. F. (2006). “Flipping the educational script: Teachers as learners.” California English: Building Bridges with English Learners, 11(4), pp. 36-42.

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