I am Leah C. Neubauer with the Program in Public Health at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. I serve as Past-President of the Chicagoland Evaluation Association (CEA) and the co-chair of AEA’s Local Affiliate Collaborative (LAC). This posts revisits LatCrit Theory as a framework for advancing Latino-focused evaluation dialogues and scholarship. Hot Tips and Rad Resources are shared below.
What is LatCrit? LatCrit is a theory which considers issues of concern to Latinas/os such as immigration, language rights, bi-lingual schools, internal colonialism, sanctuary for Latin American refugees, multi-identity, and census categories for “Hispanics”.
Is LatCrit like Critical Race Theory? LatCrit has been described as a natural outgrowth of critical race theory (CRT), but not as mutually exclusive. Yosso, Villalpando, Delgado-Bernal & Solorzano (2001) describe LatCrit scholarship as a framework that addresses racism and its accompanying oppressions, drawing on CRT, but highlighting an intersectional experience of oppression and resistance and demanding conversations about race and racism beyond the Black/White binary.
Interested in furthering a LatCrit dialogue? Plan to join the Fourth International Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) meeting September 27-29, 2017, in Chicago. Meet members of LA RED and the CREA community who are focused on these robust discussions.
- Bender, S. W. (2016). Now, More than Ever: Reflections on LatCrit at Twenty. Charleston L. Rev., 10, 173.
- Delgado, R., & Stefancic, J. (2012). Critical race theory. New York, NY: NYU Press.
- Solorzano, D. G., & Yosso, T. J. (2001). Critical race and LatCrit theory and method: Counter-storytelling. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 14(4), 471-495.
- Yosso, T., Villalpando, O., Delgado Bernal, D., & Solórzano, D. G. (2001). Critical race theory in Chicana/o education.
The American Evaluation Association is celebrating Latina/o Responsive Evaluation Discourse TIG Week. The contributions all this week to aea365 come from LA RED Topical Interest Group members. Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.