Assistant Professor of Education

Juan F. Carrillo is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Education. His experiences include being a high school teacher in low SES communities, positions in curriculum development, and various administrative roles in K-12 schools. He earned a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in Cultural Studies in Education, and a Mexican American Studies Graduate Portfolio from the University of Texas at Austin. His primary research interests are in cultural studies in education, the identities of academically successful Latino male students, and Latin@ education in new gateway regions, with a specific emphasis on North Carolina. In 2014, he was awarded the UNC Chapel Hill Chiron Award for Teaching Excellence and Service and he was selected to be part of the fifth class of the UNC Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars. His dissertation, “So Far From Home: Portraits of Mexican-Origin Scholarship Boys” was awarded the Spencer Foundation Fellowship for Research Related to Education. In 2015, he was awarded the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. His wok has been featured in journals such as the Harvard Educational Review, the Journal of Latinos and Education, and The Urban Review.

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