Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies

The Aoki Center is an initiative at the University of California, Davis, School of Law to honor the life and work of the late professor, Keith Aoki. Through scholarly research on the intersection of race and law, the Aoki Center draws together faculty throughout the UC Davis campus to advance the fields of civil rights, critical race theory, and immigration issues.

Aoki Center and HSI Presents Professor Marcela Cuellar

Dr. Marcela G. Cuellar is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Davis. Her research examines Latinx/a/o student experiences and outcomes at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and emerging HSIs, campus climate, and community college baccalaureates. She is currently co-leading a research project examining the unique role of R1 HSIs, especially within the University of California.

Latinx Identity Educational Pipeline Stories: Barriers and Successes from State Policy

While Latinos have seen an increase in college enrollment over the last decade, completion rates are stagnant or declining. As a result, there is a widening gap between this group and non-Hispanic whites in the attainment of college degrees. This presentation will highlight research related to Latinos’ college success, emphasizing the promise of Latino-attentive approaches for boosting college completion.