Patricia  Sánchez 

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

Office: MB 3.112 | Main Campus

Phone: 210-458-4426



Patricia Sánchez is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a recent recipient of the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award (2017)—the
highest teaching honor in the University of Texas System, given for excellence in undergraduate teaching. She currently serves as the Lead Editor of the Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE) Journal.  Dr. Sánchez—a first-generation college student—was born and raised along the El Paso-Juárez border in a bilingual Mexican immigrant home and also spent 8 years in Benson, Arizona.  For over two decades she has worked with non-profits, schools, and research organizations, both in Texas and California, to improve the educational and economic success of Latinx immigrants in the US.  She received her PhD in Social and Cultural Studies at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2004.  During this time, she was awarded a prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.  Prior to becoming an academic, she was a second-grade bilingual teacher in Houston, Texas, as well as an admissions officer at a private university, and a non-profit community worker.
In her research, Dr. Sánchez uses a sociocultural lens to examine issues related to globalization, transnationalism, immigrant students and families, and the preparation of bilingual teachers.  She has over 45 research publications, including a forthcoming co-edited book on Mexican migration, In Search of Hope and Home:  Mexican Immigrants in the Trinational NAFTA Context (Peter Lang, 2017) and a co-authored book on social policy, Beyond “Bilingual” Education:  New Immigrants and Public School Policies in California (Urban Institute Press, 2004).   Her dissertation—which focused on transnationalism, gender, and second-generation immigrants—led to the co-authoring of a bilingual children's literature book with Latina youth, published by Scholastic, Inc.:  Recuerdo mis raíces y vivo mis tradiciones / Remembering My Roots and Living My Traditions (2004), which sold over 19,000 copies during its 10 years in print.   Dr. Sánchez has also published in such journals as The Urban Review, Linguistics and Education, the Journal of Educational Foundations, International Multilingual Research Journal, Urban Education, Language Arts, and the Journal of School Leadership. She has book chapters in Ethnic Studies Research: Approaches and Perspectives (AltaMira Press, 2008), Teacher Preparation for Bilingual Student Populations: Educar para transformar (Routledge, 2011), and Multicultural Literature for Latino Bilingual Children: Their Words, Their Worlds (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).
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  <span 18px;"=""><span helvetica;"=""><span small;"=""><span #000000;"=""><span underline;"="">Research Interests:</span> </span></span></span></span> <ul> </ul> * Immigrant Education * Immigrant Students’ and Families’ Adaptation to the U.S. * Globalization * Latina/o Transnationalism * Bilingual Education * Bilingual Teacher Preparation * First-generation Latina/o College Students * Qualitative Research * Participatory Research * Ethnography   <span 18px;"=""><span helvetica;"=""><span small;"=""><span helvetica;"=""><span #3366ff;"=""><span #3366ff;"=""><span #000000;"=""><span underline;"="">Selected Publications:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span> <span helvetica;"=""></strong></span> Sánchez, P. (2016). Cruzando fronteras:  Negotiating the stories of Latina/o immigrant and transnational children.  In E.R. Clark, B.B. Flores, H.L. Smith, & D.A. González (Eds.), Multicultural literature for Latino bilingual children:  Their words, their worlds, pp. 69-82.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield. Sánchez, P. (2014). Dignifying every day:  Policies and practices that impact immigrant students.  Language Arts, 91(5), 363-371. Ek, L.D., Sánchez, P., Quijada Cerecer, P.D.  (2013).  Linguistic violence, insecurity, and work: Language ideologies of Latina/o bilingual teacher candidates in Texas. International Multilingual Research Journal, 7(3),197-219. Sánchez, P. (2012). Creative, professional, and moral wherewithal in the schooling of immigrant students.  Teacher Education and Practice, 25(4), 555-558. Sánchez, P.<span>  & Kasun, G.S.  </span>(2012).<span>  Connecting transnationalism to the classroom and to theories of immigrant student adaptation. Berkeley Review of Education, 3(1), 71-93.  </span> Ek, L.D., Machado-Casas, M., Sánchez, P., Smith, H.L.<span>  </span>(2011).  Aprendiendo de sus comunidades / Learning from their communities:  Bilingual teachers researching urban Latino neighborhoods.<span>  In V. Kinloch (Ed.), Urban literacies:</span> Critical perspectives on language, learning, and community, pp. 15-37.<span>  New York:  Teachers College Press.</span> <span> </span> <span helvetica;"=""></span> <span helvetica;"=""></span> <span><strong>Sánchez, P.  (2009).  Chicana feminist strategies in a participatory action research project with transnational Latina youth.  New Directions for Youth Development, Fall 2009, No. 123, 83-98.</span> <span> </span><span black;"=""></span> <span helvetica;"="">Sánchez, P.  (2008).  Coming of age across borders:  Family, gender, and place in the lives of second-generation transnational mexicanas.  In R. Márquez & H. Romo (Eds.), Transformations of la familia on the U.S.-México border, pp. 185-208.  Notre Dame, IN:  Notre Dame Press.</span> <span helvetica;"="">Sánchez,<span bold;"=""> P.<span yes;"="">  </span>(</span>2007<span bold;"="">).<span yes;"="">  </span></span>Urban immigrant students:<span yes;"="">  </span>How transnationalism shapes their world learning.<span yes;"="">  </span><em normal;"="">The Urban Review, </em>39(5):<span yes;"="">  </span>489-517.</span> <span helvetica;"="">Sánchez, P.<span yes;"="">  </span>(2007).<span yes;"="">  </span>Cultural authenticity and transnational Latina youth:<span yes;"="">  </span>Constructing a metanarrative across borders.<span yes;"="">  </span><em normal;"="">Linguistics and Education, </em><span italic;"="">18(3-4), 258-282.</span></span>   <span><span>For more information, please visit  Dr. Sánchez's website at: </span></span> <span><span>The Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE) Journal  is available online at: </span></span>

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