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Norma Marrun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Teaching and Learning
CEB 361
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Norma A. Marrun received her Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to coming to UNLV, she was a Postdoctoral Associate in the Program in Education at Duke University. Her research interests include Latina/o education, diversity and equity in the K-16 educational pipeline, immigration policies, and culturally responsive pedagogy, with an emphasis on college access and completion. She draws on interdisciplinary perspectives to examine how Latina/o students and their families challenge and resist insidious forms of oppression within their homes, community, and schools. Central to all this work is privileging students' lived experiences, family, and community knowledge. Additionally, she is interested in examining how to recruit and support students of color into the teaching profession.

Research Expertise

Latina/o Education, College Access and Completion, Immigration and Education, Parental/Family Involvement, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Teachers of Color, Chicana/Latina Feminisms, Ethnography, Qualitative Research Methods