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978-1-4985-2022-5 • Hardback • December 2015 • $126.00 • (£97.00)
978-1-4985-2024-9 • Paperback • October 2017 • $52.99 • (£41.00)
978-1-4985-2023-2 • eBook • December 2015 • $47.50 • (£37.00)
Adele Lozano is lecturer in student affairs administration at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse.
Part One: Theoretical Perspectives, Models, and Research
1. Re-imagining Latina/o Success at an Historically White Institution: Student Perspectives on Leadership
2. Never Created with Nosotros in Mind: Combating Colorblind Leadership Education with Cultural Competency and Intersectionality of Identities
Cecilia E. Suarez
3. Latin@ Student Organizations as Pathways to Leadership Development
4. Leadership and Identity Development Through a Latino/a Fraternity and Sorority Lens
Juan R. Guardia
Part Two: Promising Practices
5. Voices on the Margin: The Latina/o Resilience Network and Retention Strategies
Veronica M. Kann and Alicia P. Rodríguez
6. Latino/a Leadership Retreats
Cristobal Salinas, Jr.
7. El Día de los Muertos, Chicana/o Studies, and Cultural Centers: Promoting Transformational Leadership through Celebratory Socialization Co-Curricular Programming
Corina Benavides López
8. From the Margins to the Forefront: Cultivating Leadership Among Latina/o Students
at a Community College
Moises Orozco and Eduardo Coronel
Part Three: Moving Past Traditional Notions of Leadership—New approaches to Leadership Development
9. UndocuLeadership: Understanding the Role of Legality in College Student Engagement for Undocumented Students
Susana Muñoz and Juan Escalante
10. Applying White Followership in Campus Organizing: A Leadership Tool for Latinx Students Working for Racial Justice
Lozano has accomplished her goal of opening the door to a greater understanding of Latina/o students in higher education. After reading her text, readers will have a new understanding of how to support and promote student success. The contributors need to be applauded because this book is the first of its kind to address Latino students in higher education within the context of leadership development. Strengths of this book are many. The application of theoretical perspectives, frameworks, and models of leadership development throughout the entire book is remarkable. The research methods used with the different readings should serve as ideal types—qualitative, quantitative, testimonia, narratives, and participatory action research were used throughout the book as well! The use of a variety of terms to describe the population and the deliberate avoidance of a standardized definition of leader or leadership strengthens the book. Other jewels include various recommendations and uncommon insights. For instance, understanding Villalobos’s notion of followership and including the experiences of undocumented students is a must. This book is a must read for all in higher education.
— Choice Reviews
The trend is unmistakable; as America turns brown, so will its leadership. From this important book we learn that Latino leadership is born out of cultural wealth and focused on activism and holistic student development. The contributors to this collection employ a Latino cultural lens to convincingly demonstrate that Latinos have the determination, resilience, ethnic consciousness, hermanidad, and conviction to emerge as leaders, activists, validating mentors, and alliance builders. This book’s hopeful message is that rising Latino leaders are now well poised to transform higher education from the margins to the center and all the way to the top.
— Laura I. Rendón, University of Texas at San Antonio
Latina/o College Student Leadership fills a gap in existing leadership literature by exploring how college students, staff, and faculty can develop leadership opportunities oriented toward supporting Latina/o students. Authors in the book expand conceptions of leadership to incorporate more collective, critical, and culturally relevant perspectives. Readers will find helpful strategies to sharpen scholarship, policy, and practice to cultivate leadership by and for Latina/o students and communities.
— Anne-Marie Nuñez, University of Texas at San Antonio
Latina/o students have historically led efforts to increase college access and equity, and to link the academy with our communities. This important volume calls for a critical praxis in higher education that accounts for their struggles, centers their voices, and keeps their movement rolling.
— Tara J. Yosso, University of Michigan
• Winner, Choice Outstanding Academic Title (2016)