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Norma A. Marrun, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, International Education, and Multicultural Education (CSIEME)

Teaching and Learning
CEB 354
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Norma A. Marrun, Ph.D., is an associate professor of cultural studies, international education, and multicultural education in the department of teaching and learning at UNLV. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a proud first-generation college graduate. Her professors inspired her to pursue the professoriate in the Chicana and Chicano Studies department (formerly Mexican American Studies) and the Ronald E. McNair program at San José State University. She earned her Ph.D. in educational policy studies with a focus on Latina/o studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining UNLV, she was a postdoctoral associate of the Program in Education at Duke University. Her research examines critical race theory, critical multicultural education, Chicana/Latina feminisms, and recruiting and retaining students of color along the PK-20 educational pipeline. She is very inspired by her students’ brilliance, courage, and critical hope to create more humanizing educational sitios. As a first-generation faculty of color, her goal is for students of color to see themselves reflected in the makeup of educators and for their histories and ways of knowing to be affirmed and amplified throughout their education.

Pronouns: she, her, ella

Research Expertise

Critical Race Theory, Critical Multicultural Education, Latina/o/x Education, Chicana/Latina Feminisms