Assistant Professor of Educational Studies
Edwin Mayorga is an expert in education policy, U.S. Latinx education, urban politics and social movements, and social justice education.
With Bree Picower, he co-edited the collection What’s Race Got to Do With It?: How Current School Reform Policy Maintains Racial and Economic Inequality (2015). He is currently working on two research projects: Education in our Barrios #BarrioEdProj, a digital, critical participatory action research (D+CPAR) collaborative based in Philadelphia and New York City Latino core communities; and the Philadelphia Community Schools Study which is an examination of Community Schools as an education reform strategy in the city of Philadelphia.
Mayorga completed his doctoral studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY-GC), which was based on the Education in Our Barrios Project (#BarrioEdProj). He also co-directs the Critical Education Policy Studies Group at Swarthmore College which recently launched #CritEdPol an online journal for undergraduate and education policy advocates. Additionally, he is a member of the Philadelphia Community Schools Task Force, American Education Research Association, American Studies Association, and the National Latino Education Research and Policy Project (NLERAP).