The Chicana/o/x Dream

The Chicana/o/x Dream Hope, Resistance, and Educational Success

Gilberto Q. Conchas and Nancy Acevedo
paper, 256 Pages
Pub. Date: October 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-511-0
Price: $33.00

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cloth, 256 Pages
Pub. Date: October 2020
ISBN-13: 978-1-68253-512-7
Price: $62.00

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Based on interview data, life testimonios, and Chicana feminist theories, The Chicana/o/x Dream profiles first-generation, Mexican-descent college students who have overcome adversity by utilizing various forms of cultural capital to power their academic success.


With a rare combination of meticulous research and heartfelt compassion, The Chicana/o/x Dream eloquently captures el alma y corazón of Chicana/o/x students. With their own strengths and ways of knowing, students manage to resist oppression, develop a critical consciousness about systemic inequities, and ultimately create their own definition of success. This is, by far, the most contemporary, justice-based portrait of the Chicana/o/x college experience. — Laura I. Rendón, professor emerita, University of Texas at San Antonio, and author of Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy

The Chicana/o/x Dream is a must-read for scholars and educators who seek to understand, support, and empower Chicana/o/x college students. It beautifully blends together testimonios of the atravesadas/os/xs in the book who have lived and survived in the borderlands of education and Gloria Anzaldúa’s theoretical concepts. — Gina Ann Garcia, associate professor, University of Pittsburgh

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About the Authors

Gilberto Q. Conchas is Wayne K. and Anita Woolfolk Hoy Professor of Education in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Nancy Acevedo is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology at California State University, San Bernardino, and a recipient of the 2019 American Educational Research Association Latina/o/x Research Issues Emerging Scholar Award.

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