Professional Biography

David's life experiences as Maya and an undocumented immigrant in the U.S. have deeply affected his research focus, teaching, and political commitments. His research addresses educational issues related to the context of Latinxs, indigenous people, coloniality and immigration. In particular, David's research consists of qualitative studies focusing on the schooling and educational experiences of indigenous and immigrant youth from Latin America. He relies on a cross-disciplinary approach grounded in dedoloniality/decolonialism, Indigeneity, Critical Theory, Chicana Feminist Theories and Immigration to understand and contextualize the experiences of Indigenous Immigrant youth in U.S. schools.