Joaquín Noguera


Noguera is a former social worker, K-12 teacher, school leader, and director of an international youth leadership institute dedicated to serving Black and Latinx youth in New York City. He has also worked as a consultant and coach to school districts, educators, and other learning organizations throughout the country for more than a decade. Noguera has a Ph.D. in social science and comparative education with a specialization in race, ethnic, and cultural studies from UCLA's Graduate School of Education. His research is situated at the intersections of race, culture, power, education, and social justice and engages three broad areas: the limits and possibilities of education and schooling, particularly for Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities and in low-income urban contexts; systems change that advances racial equity in organizational contexts; and critical analysis of society and culture and the impact of social and cultural patterns on the development and experiences of individuals and communities. In addition, Noguera's research, teaching, and scholarship amplify anti/decolonizing, critical race, Indigenous, Black radical, and Ethnic Studies perspectives and draws from the knowledges produced by these traditions when responding to and remedying our individual and collective challenges. Noguera's work centers well-being and holistic engagement, while prioritizing relational awareness and accountability to forward social justice education for transformation and healing. He is a father of three, the brother of many, husband to one, a son, a musician, an artist, an athlete who enjoys basketball, soccer, rugby, wrestling, martial arts, surfing, travel, hiking, camping, gardening, studying ancient and cultural history, African cultural syncretism, religious history and spiritual traditions, holistic wellbeing, freedom dreaming, and making good memories through spending quality time with family and friends.