Dr. Marisela Martinez-Cola: Understanding & Dismantling Privilege
September 30, 2-3:15 p.m., Virtual Event
Dr. Marisela Martinez-Cola is a proud, first-generation Chicana from Michigan (akaMiChicana). She attended The University of Michigan and majored in psychology and African American Studies. Next, she attended Loyola University Chicago School of Law. While she loved the study of law, she realized she did not like the practice of law. After a year in law, she transitioned to a 10-year career in Multicultural Affairs at a variety of institutions. In 2012, she made the decision to pursue her doctorate and earned her Ph.D. in 2018. Today, she is an Assistant Professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. She has published in the Journal of Law and Society, Journal of Race and Ethnicity, Teaching Sociology, and Latino Studies. Her upcoming book, The Bricks Before Brown: The Mexican American, Native American, and Chinese American Contributions to the Struggle for Educational Equality is set to be published in November 2021.
Sponsored by the Unity Center