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Christian Bracho

Christian Bracho is an assistant professor in the LaFetra College of Education at the University of La Verne (ULV), a Hispanic Serving Institution. At ULV, he works with pre-service teachers in the single-subject program, and serves on the executive committee of the newly launched Center for Educational Equity and Intercultural Research (CEEIR). His research focuses on the relationships between teacher identity, educational reform, and social movements, topics raised in his case study of a radical teachers' union in Oaxaca, Mexico, as well as his work on nonviolence education at the Ahimsa Center for Nonviolence at Cal Poly Pomona. Christian also explores intersectional lived experiences in his work, as in a co-authored study about undocumented LGBT immigrants, and in a study of teacher candidates navigating diversity courses.

Christian is the son of Mexican immigrants and grew up in the San Gabriel Valley, where he was educated and later worked as a high school English teacher and professional development facilitator. With the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the La Puente Valley Regional Occupational Program, he collaborated with school districts to develop training for K-12 teachers related to the Common Core, English Language Development standards, Career Technical Education, and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. Outside of the USA, he led pedagogy workshops for the Council of International Educational Exchange (CIEE), facilitating professional development for professors in Prague, Barcelona, and Seville. Christian is proud to have been recently selected as a Transformative Teacher Educator Fellow at Arcadia University.