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Gilberto Q. Conchas

Associate Professor and Chancellor's Fellow, University of California, Irvine


GILBERTO Q. CONCHAS is currently Executive Director of the Career Academy Support Network (CASN) at U.C. Berkeley and Associate Professor and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of California, Irvine.  In addition, he is Faculty Equity and Diversity Advisor for UCI. 

Prior to UCI, Dr. Conchas was Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Most recently, he was Senior Program Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California, San Francisco State University, University of Washington, and the University of Barcelona, Spain.

Dr. Conchas’ work focuses on inequality with an emphasis on urban schooling systems.  His research illuminates student voices and perspectives as a means to make meaning of their lives in urban communities and schools. Dr. Conchas focuses on the sociocultural processes within the school context that structure variations in educational opportunity for low-income immigrant and U.S-born Latino, Asian American, and African American youth. Numerous scholarly journals, including the Harvard Educational Review, Research in Sociology of Education, Urban Education, Youth & Society, and Teachers College Record, have published Dr. Conchas’ work.  He is the author of The Color of Success: Race and High-Achieving Urban Youth (2006), Small Schools and Urban Youth: Using the Power of School Culture to Engage Youth (2008), and StreetSmart SchoolSmart: Urban Poverty and the Education of Boys of Color (forthcoming).

Conchas obtained a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

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