Antoinette Sedillo-Lopez

Antoinette Sedillo Lopez is the executive director of Enlace Comunitario, a non-profit focused on alleviating domestic violence and developing healthy families in central New Mexico, specifically within the Latino population.  She is an expert on New Mexico politics,clinical legal education and family law. She is also a professor emeritus at the University of New Mexico School of Law, although she is currently focusing all of her efforts at Enlace.

While teaching at UNM, Sedillo Lopez also administered the Summer Law Institute, a program conducted by a group of law schools that provides law students the opportunity to learn about Mexican history, culture and law in Guanajuato, Mexico. Sedillo Lopez has authored several books and has won numerous awards including one from the Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund (MALDEF).

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Executive Director of Enlace Comunitario 

Areas of expertise: New Mexico Politics, Family Law, Clinical Legal Education

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Contact Information:
Email: ASLopez@enlacenm.org
Phone:
(505) 246-8972, ext. 23
Twitter: @asedillolopez 

Heard on New Mexico in Focus from KNME-TV

Luis Zayas

Luis Zayas has been the dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin since 2012. Previously he was the inaugural Shanti K. Khinduka Distinguished Professor of Social Work and Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis.

His work and research focus on diagnostic processes, suicide attempts of young Latinas, and adapting interventions for Latino children, youth and families.

Zayas has spoken to Maria Hinojosa on Latino USA and was a featured educator on WAMC’s The Academic Minute, where he discussed Latina suicide rates.


Dean of the School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Expertise: Mental Health, Social Policy, Diagnostic Processes, Suicide Attempts of Young Latinas, Mental Health Intervention, Latino Families

Location: Austin, TX

Contact Information:
Email: lzayas@austin.utexas.edu
Phone: (512) 471-1937

Or, contact Andrea Campetella, Director of Communications and Planning

Email: campetella@austin.utexas.edu
Phone: (512) 471-1458

Heard on Latino USA:
Dr. Luis Zayas

 

Claudia Galindo

Sociologist Claudia Galindo spoke to NPR’s Claudio Sanchez about the academic shortcomings of Latino children compared to their white counterparts. Galindo was part of a team of researchers that studied Latino parents and how they prepare their kids for school.

“We found that Latino kids bring to school strong emotional skills and strong social skills, which means they know how to share with their peers. They know how to follow instructions. They know how to listen. And…these kids are being raised in very supportive and warm family environments.“

In addition to her interdisciplinary research, Galindo teaches courses on inequality in education and immigration at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University, with the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS), and she co-authored the book Multicultural Partnerships: Involve All Families.

Galindo has a Ph.D in Education Policy and Comparative International Education from Pennsylvania State University.

Claudia Galindo

Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Areas of Expertise: Educational inequality, Educational Policy & Reform, Family, School &Community Partnerships, Latino Education, Education, Immigration 

Location: Baltimore, MD
Contact Info:

Phone: (814) 876-0683
Email: galindo@umbc.edu

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

All Things Considered: Study: Latino Children Make Up For Academic Shortcomings With Strong Social Skills

Added January 2013

Last Verified September 2015