Improvising a space for us: A testimonio from a Latina Diaspora Group

Brittany Aronson, Ganiva Reyes, Racheal Banda, Veronica Barrios, Martha Castaneda, Esther Claros Berlioz

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In 2018 we created our own Latina Diaspora Group to share our stories and provide support for one another to overcome barriers we face within our institution and the academy. Leveraging jazz as metaphor, we present an testimonio to provide curricular possibilities for Latina faculty to co-create, imagine, and push back on structural limitations in higher education. As part of our testimonio, we also include an original music track that represents our mode of communicating and interacting. We end with a call for other communities of marginalized faculty to join us in creating new knowledge formations and curriculum of resistance that can potentially transform academic spaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-274
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Curriculum and Pedagogy
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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