EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY
Elementary Education; Critical Policy Analysis; ESL / ENL / Bilingual; Literacy; Educational Leadership; Immigrant Issues; Race, Inequality, and Education; School and Community Partnerships; Qualitative Research Methods; Urban Education
Jasmine Alvarado is an Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB). With regard to her research agenda, Jasmine focuses on the intersections between societal inequities, educational policies, and the multiliteracies/experiences of racially minoritized families in K-8 schools. In relation, Jasmine draws on understandings from critical race, sociocultural, and sociolinguistic perspectives.
As an educator, Jasmine seeks to support educational leaders in creating transformative learning spaces where students and families, especially those from minoritized groups, can leverage their cultural and linguistic practices, while addressing broader societal inequities and processes that permeate schools. Her teaching experiences over the past decade include teaching university-level courses, supervising teacher candidates, leading conference workshops for educational leaders, teaching elementary bilingual youth, and leading adult language development classes.
Her unwavering commitment towards collective learning, organizing, and interconnectedness stem from her experiences as a student, teacher, and after-school program director of NYC Public Schools, and being a member/caretaker of an Ecuadorian family with Quechua roots.