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David Quijada  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  


  • Ph.D. Socio-Cultural Studies in Education with a designated emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research, University of California, Davis, June 14, 2002


  • Early Career Diversity Scholar Award - University of Utah (May 2010)
  • Civically Engaged Scholarship Initiative - Bennion Center, University of Utah (August 2009)
  • Special Service Award - Honors College, University of Utah (May 2009)
  • Most Valuable Professor - Undergraduate Honors Social Justice Scholars (May 2009)
  • Community Scholar in Residence - University Neighborhood Partners, University of Utah (August 2008)
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Finalist-Honorable Mention - American Anthropological Association - The Council on Anthropology and Education (November 2003)


  • Community Engaged Faculty Fellowship - University Neighborhood Partners, University of Utah (May 2009)
  • Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity - University of California, Berkeley (August 2002)
  • University of California Dissertation Fellowship - University of California, Davis (September 2001)
  • Professors for the Future - University of California, Davis (September 2000)


Selected Presentations

  • David Alberto Quijada and Caitlin Cahill, Translating, crossing and thinking with borders: Knowledge-making as journey paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, February 2012.. Quijada, David (panel or forum member)
    (February 2012)
  • What's Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) Got To Do With Ethnic Studies? : Mapping Cultural Citizenship, New Ethnicities and Youth Activism. Quijada, David (panel or forum member)
    Critical Ethnic Studies Association
    (March 2011)
  • Yeah but he's a white guy who gets it: A multilayered analysis of whiteness, activism and intercultural alliances. Quijada, David (panel or forum member)
    Race and Pedagogy National Conference
    (October 29, 2010)


  • Quijada Cerecer, David, Cahill, Caitlin and Bradley , Matt. 2011. Resist this! Embodying the contradictory positions and collective possibilities of transformative resistance, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, vol. 24, issue 5, pg.587-593
  • Quijada Cerecer, David. (2010). Everyday Education: Youth Mapping Cultural Citizenship, Intercultural Alliances and Social Justice.. In Porfilio , Brad J. and Carr , Paul R. (Eds.), Youth Culture, Education and Resistance: Subverting the Commercial Ordering of Life. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Quijada Cerecer, David Alberto. (2010). A White Guy Who Doesn't Get It, Or Does He?: A Multilayered Analysis of Activists Efforts to Coalition Across Race. Race, Ethnicity & Education.
  • Cahill, Caitlin & Quijada Cerecer, David Alberto. (2010). "Dreaming of . . .": Reflections on Participatory Action Research as a Feminist Praxis of Critical Hope. Affilia: Journal of Women and Work, Vol. 25, Iss. 4, 406-416.
  • Quijada Cerecer, David Alberto. (2009). Youth Debriefing Diversity Workshops: Conversational Contexts that Forge Intercultural Alliances Across Differences. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Vol. 22, Iss. 4, 449-468.
  • Quijada, David Alberto. (2008). Reconciling Research, Rallies and Citizenship: Reflections on Youth Led Diversity Workshops and Intercultural Alliances. Social Justice , Vol. 35, Iss. 1, 76-90.
  • Quijada, David Alberto. (2008). Marginalization, Identity Formation, and Empowerment: Youths Struggles for Self and Social Justice. In Youth Moves: Identities and Education in Global Perspective (pp. 207-218). New York: Routledge.
  • Quijada, David Alberto. (2006). Collegial Alliances? Exploring one chicano's perspective on mentoring into research and academia. In Castellanos, Jeanett, Gloria, Alberta M. and Kamimura, Mark(Eds.), The Latina/o Pathway to the Ph.D.: Abriendo Caminos (pp. 255-266). Sterling: Stylus.
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