LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION
Curriculum and Instruction; Cultural Studies; Diversity; Immigrant Issues; Social Studies Education; Race, Inequality, and Education; Racism and AntiBlackness; Linguistic, Discourse, and Sociocultural Context; Social Justice; Qualitative Research Methods; Philosophy of Education; Sociology of Education
Tim is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction at The University at Buffalo. Tim earned his PhD in Foundations of Education at the University of South Carolina in 2020. Tim embraces an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching. His research broadly asks how (self) knowledge about Latinx is created and reproduced (in schools). More specifically, he is interested in the intersection of space/place on Latinx teacher identity and subjectivity, and the teaching of Latinx history and content in social studies education. Tim increasingly uses (and develops) post-structural, post-humanist, and (relational) spatial theories and method(ologies) to understand and nuance these concepts.
His work has appeared in journals such as Theory and Research in Urban Education, Educational Studies, Latino Studies, Educational Policy, Urban Review, Journal of Latinos and Education, Current Issues in Comparative Education, and The Middle Grades Review. He is the recipient of the AERA's Latino/a/x Research Issues SIG Best Dissertation award, a Spencer Dissertation Fellowship, a Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Fellowship, and the 2018 Doctoral Student of the Year in Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina. He is a research fellow with the Latinx Research Center at Santa Clara University and the Communication Director for the American Education Studies Association.
He was previously a middle school (mostly social studies) teacher for 11 years (and is deeply interested in diffusing this ridiculous binary of theory and practice). He was proudly born and raised in the Central Valley of California, is the eldest of 9 brothers and sisters, and now dad to three girls. He enjoys spending my free time with my family.
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