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Daniel Solórzano

Issues Civil Rights, Education, Mobility & Opportunity

Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies; Center for Critical Race Studies in Education

Daniel G. Solórzano, Ph.D., is the director of UC/ACCORD and a professor of social science and comparative education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He is also a professor in the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department and in Women’s Studies. Solórzano’s teaching, research and publishing interests include critical race theory in education; racial microaggressions; critical race pedagogy; and critical race spatial analysis.

Professor Solórzano has authored more than 100 research articles and book chapters on issues related to educational access and equity for underrepresented student populations in the United States, critical race theory, and racial microaggressions. He has taught at the Los Angeles County Juvenile Hall, the California Community College, the California State University, and the University of California Systems. In 2007, he was awarded the UCLA Distinguished Teacher Award. 

Solórzano received his Ph.D. in sociology of education from Claremont Graduate School. In 2020, he was elected to the National Academy of Education.