Cristina’s Work


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Academic Publications


Santamaría Graff, C. C. (2017). “Build That Wall!”: Manufacturing the enemy, yet again. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 30(10), 999 – 1005. Santamaria Graff (2017) Build that wall

King Thorius, K. K., & Santamaría Graff, C. (2017). Extending peer-assisted learning strategies for racially, linguistically, and ability diverse learners.Intervention in School and Clinic, 1-8. DOI: 10.1177/1053451217702113 King Thorius & Santamaria Graff (2017) PALS Extensions

Santamaría Graff, C. C., & Kozleski, E. B. (2014). Calcifying sorting and segregating: Brown at 60. Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, 14(2), 52-67. Santamaria Graff & Kozleski_Brown at 60

Santamaría Graff, C. C. & Vazquez, S. L. (2014). Family resistance as a tool in urban school reform. In E. B. Kozleski & K. King Thorius (Eds.), Ability, equity, and culture: Sustaining inclusive urban education reform. New York: Teachers College Press. Ability, Equity, & Culture_Chapter4

Santamaría Graff, C. C., McCain, T., & Gomez-Vilchis, V. (2013). Latina resilience in higher education: Contributing factors including seasonal farmworker experiences. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 12(4), 334 – 344. DOI 10.1177/1538192713494212 JHHE 2013 article

Santamaría, L. J., Santamaría, C. C. & Fletcher, T. V.  (2009). Pre-service teachers’ journeys toward cultural competence. Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education: An International Journal, 3(1).  Santamaria__et_al._DIME_2009-libre (1)

Conference Presentation Handouts

Santamaría Graff, C. C. (2017, April). Using an Applied Critical Leadership Framework to Examine Interactions between Educational Leaders and Mexicana Parents of Children with Dis/abilities. Presenting as part of a 1-hour Panel. Council for Exceptional Children. Boston, MA. Using ACL_PowerPoint Presentation_4-19-2017 and  ACL tables

Santamaría Graff, C. C. (2017, April). Using a “Families as Faculty” Model to Prepare Special Education Teacher Candidates. Presenting as part of a Paper Session titled,“Preservice Teacher Education Coursework: Curriculum and Teaching to Improve Teacher Knowledge, Understanding, and Pedagogical Practices. Division K – Section 5: Teaching and Teacher Education. American Education Research Association Conference. San Antonio, TX. Families as Faculty Presentation

Santamaría Graff, C. C. (2017, June). Exploring race, dis/ability, and status in an age of increased anti-Latinx immigrant sentiment. Strand 3: Disability Studies in Education Research, Theory, and Scholarship. Disability Studies in Education Conference 2017. St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus; Minneapolis, MN. DSE Conference_2017

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