Books & Scholarship

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Laura I. Rendón is a nationally recognized scholar and student advocate who has published in various outlets including books, federal reports, and major research journals. “From the Barrio to the Academy: Revelations of a Mexican American “Scholarship Girl” (1992), is perhaps her most popular article, and has been reprinted and cited numerous times.

Rendón has authored and co-edited multiple books including: Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation (Stylus, 2009), Educating A New Majority, (Jossey-Bass, 1996), ASHE Ethnic Racial Diversity Reader, (Simon & Schuster, 1996), and The Latino Student Guide to STEM Careers, (Greenwood, 2017).

In 2018, Arizona State University’s Bilingual Press published two books that Rendón co-edited with Alfredo de los Santos, Gary F Keller, Alberto Acereda, Estela M Bensimon and Richard J. Tannenbaum which received the Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. The books are:

Along with two other authors, Rendón contributed the chapter, Shattering the Deficit Grand Narrative: Toward a Culturally Validating Latino Student Success Framework.

In 2014, Rendón co-authored a knowledge essay best known for highlighting the strengths and community cultural wealth of Latinx students. The essay, Ventajas/Assets y Conocimientos/Knowledge: Leveraging Latin@ Strengths to Foster Student Successwas published through the University of Texas-San Antonio Center for Research and Policy in Education. In 2018, she contributed an essay on intersectionality published in the Association of American Colleges & Universities Winter Issue of Diversity & Democracy: Intersectionality and Well-Being.

A longer list of Rendón’s publications is included in her portfolio section, Curriculum Vitae.

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