TLS Graduate Colloquy

34th Annual Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies Graduate Student Colloquy
March 17th & 18, 2022
Virtual & In-person at the University of Arizona, College of Education
*Free of cost to presenters and attendees

Theme: Navigating the Borderlands in the Current Era of Education: Fostering Hope Through Collaboration and Empowerment in a Time of Uncertainty


Strand 1: Critical Pedagogies
Strand 2: Digital Literacies and Social Media
Strand 3: Post-Covid Changes in Education
Strand 4: Collaboration Through Policy
Strand 5: Cultivating Voice and Empowerment Through Pedagogy
Strand 6: Places and Sources of Hope in the Community

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade

Author Session: David Bowles

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We are very excited to introduce you to this years TLS Colloquy speakers.

Keynote speaker, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D., Professor of Latina/o Studies and Race and Resistance Studies at San Francisco State University. 

Cynthia Wise, Ph.D. is a recent graduate from New Mexico State University's College of Health, Education and Social Transformation. 

Kristin Kew, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor with the College of Health, Education, and Social Transformation at New Mexico State University. 

Manuel Bustamante, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor with Western New Mexico University's School of Education.

Learn more about this years speakers.

David Bowles is an associate professor and coordinator of the English education program at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley. He is the award-winning author and translator of more than two dozen books for children and teens, among them They Call Me Güero and My Two Border Towns. His work has been published in multiple anthologies, plus venues such as The New York Times, English Journal, School Library Journal, Rattle, Translation Review, and the Journal of Children’s Literature. In 2019, David co-founded the activist movement Dignidad Literaria to fight for the literary and cultural dignity of Latinx people in US publishing and education. He can be contacted through his website


College of Education Dean’s Office
The University of Arizona, Office of the Provost
College of Social and Behavior Sciences
College of Humanities
Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies
Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies
Department of Educational Psychology
The Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy
Second Language Acquisition in Teaching Program
Student-Faculty Interaction Grant
Aloft Hotels

The Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies Graduate Student Colloquy committee would like to thank all their sponsors for their generous support in ensuring the success of this event.

Interested in becoming a sponsor for this event? Please reach out to us for more information!

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Aloft Hotel. This hotel is within 7 minutes walking distance of the colloquy venue. Reserve your room and book your group rate for UA ECE Graduate Student Colloquy. If you would like to contact the hotel directly, they can be reached at 520-908-6800. Please contact us if you have any questions.