Professor Patricia Baquedano-López is faculty in Language, Literacy, and Culture program, the Social and Cultural Studies program, and in the Leadership for Educational Equity Program (LEEP). A native from Yucatán, Professor Baquedano-López is a scholar who examines language, race, and immigration examine the ways educational ideologies and policies are tied to practices and processes of inclusion and exclusion, and of academic success and failure. A strand of her work focuses on the notions and practices of indigeneity and Latinidad in schools. Her most recent research project is funded by the Spencer Foundation and addresses the educational experiences of indigenous students of the Maya diaspora. She is also the chair of the Center for Latino Policy Research (CLPR), a research institute on campus forging stronger connections between research and policy on Latino issues.