National fellowship for Espinoza

By Staff


Manuel Luis Espinoza, an assistant professor at the School of Education and Human Development at CU Denver, has been named a 2012 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.

The focus of Espinoza’s work is “rooted in a trio of approaches to education – social interactional studies of classrooms, philosophical investigations into the value of learning, and legal examinations of landmark educational case. The project seeks to establish an empirical approach to the study of learning in school settings as potentially ‘rights-generative’ activity.”

The prestigious award, worth $55,000, will support his research “to analyze the rich audio-video and writing archives of a summer educational apprenticeship for migrant students.” His interest in the subject continues work he did as a doctoral student at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).