Annual Scholarships and Awards Dinner • Honorees
Blanca Alvarado
Karina Cervantez Alejo
Legacy Award
Aída Hurtado
Emerging Leader Award
Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales

Aída Hurtado is Luis Leal Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Hurtado is a social psychologist whose research focuses on the educational achievement of Latino/as and their views of the gender socialization in their communities. Her most recent work is on the criminalization of Latino/a youth and how it impacts their educational trajectories. Her most recent co-authored book is Beyond Machismo: Intersectional Latino Masculinities (UT Press, 2016).

Dr. Hurtado has received many awards among them are: the Women of Color Psychologies Award from the Association of Women in Psychology, the American Educational Research Association’s SAGE Award for distinguished contributions to gender equity in education research, the Outstanding Latino/a Faculty in Higher Education: Research/Teaching in Higher Education (Research Institutions) Award granted by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, and the Scholar of the Year Award from the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies. Professor Hurtado has served as a consultant on educational and gender issues for the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, the federal program GEAR UP, the University of California’s Office of the President, among other local, state, and national organizations.

Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership Studies in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. She earned her B.A. in Ethnic Studies and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies in Education, all from the University of California at Berkeley. Raised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Negrón-Gonzales has been working with, supporting, and researching the lives of undocumented youth for the past ten years in multiple capacities: as a student affairs professional, a scholar, and as an activist. She discovered her own intellectual and activist passion at the age of sixteen, when she became involved in the immigrant rights movement by fighting against the anti-immigrant California Ballot Proposition 187. In her time at UC Berkeley, she also fought to save Affirmative Action and Ethnic Studies on campus, and was active fighting against the criminalization of young people through the campaign against California’s Proposition 21.

Negrón-Gonzales’ work seeks to connect political economy, higher education, and immigration issues in order to highlight the ways in which migrant “illegality” is (re)produced through the racialized spaces of higher education within the context of neo-liberalism. Her research focuses on how undocumented young people are changing the political and legislative terrain surrounding “illegality” and national belonging. She also studies the racialized experiences of Latino students in the educational system.

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