I am a parent-educator-scholar-activist who is an Instructor in the Department of Educational Studies at Swarthmore College. I am completing my doctoral work in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. My dissertation, Education in our Barrios #BarrioEdProj, is a digital, critical participatory action research project (D+CPAR) based in the New York City Latino core community of East Harlem. Working with two youth co-researchers (Mariely Mena and Honory Peña), #BarrioEdProj traces the discursive and material effects of racialized neoliberal urbanism on, in, and through East Harlem, New York City, and public education since the 1970s.
For the last 11 years, I was doing educational justice work with the New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE). I am also a participant in the National Latino Education Research & Policy Project (NLERAP), and on the community advisory board of the Participatory Action Research Center for Education Organizing (PARCEO). You can find me on Twitter @eimayorga and @barrioedproj.
Aggarwal, U., Mayorga, E., & Nevel, D. (2012). Slow violence and neoliberal education reform: Reflections on a school closure. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 18(2), 156–164. doi:10.1037/a0028099
EDUC 14: Introduction to Education
EDUC 43: Teacher Narratives, Power, and Policy
EDUC 68: Urban Education