Daniel Solorzano

Associate Dean for Equity and Diversity


  • Professor of Education (and of Chicano/a Studies)
  • Director, All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity (UC/ACCORD)


  • Ph.D., Sociology of Education, Claremont Graduate School, 1986
  • M.A., Educational Policy, Claremont Graduate School, 1983
  • M.Ed., Urban/Multicultural Education, Loyola Marymount University, 1974
  • B.A., Sociology/Chicano Studies, Loyola University, 1972

Teaching & Research Interests

Teaching and research interests include:

  • Critical race and gender theory in education
  • Critical race pedagogy
  • Racial microaggressions in education
  • Educational access, persistence, and graduation of Students of Color in the United States

Select Publications

Solorzano, D. & Perez Huber, L.  (2012).  “Microaggressions, Racial.”  In J. Banks (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Datnow, A. & Solorzano, D.  (2012).  “Low-Income Youth and Access to Education.”  In J. Banks (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Talavera, V. & Solorzano, D.  (2012).  “Resistance Theory.”  In J. Banks (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Kohli, R. & Solorzano, D.  (2012).  Teachers, Please Learn Our Names!: Racial Microaggressions and the K-12 Classroom.”  Race, Ethnicity, and Education, 15, 441-462.

Kohli, R. & Solorzano, D.  (2011).  “Black and Brown High School Student Activism.”  In L. Urrieta & Revilla, A. (Eds.), Marching Students: Chicana/o Identity and the Politics of Education 1968 and the Present (pp. 131-147).  University of Nevada Press.

Jain, D., Herrera, A., Bernal, S., & Solorzano, D.  (2011).  “Critical Race Theory and the Transfer Function: Introducing a Transfer Receptive Culture.”  Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 35, 252-266.

Smith, W., Yosso, T., & Solorzano, D.  (2011).  “Challenging Racial Battle Fatigue on Historically White Campuses: A Critical Race Examination of Race-Related Stress.”  In R. D. Coates (Ed.), Covert Racism: Theories, Institutions and Experiences (pp. 211-237).  Boston, MA: Brill Publishing.

Burciaga, R., Pérez Huber, L. & Solorzano, D.  (2010).  “Going Back to the Headwaters: Examining Latina/o Educational Attainment and Achievement through a Framework of Hope.”  In E. Murillo, S. Villenas, R. Galván, J. Muñoz, C. Martínez, & M. Machado-Casas (Eds.), Handbook of Latinos and Education: Theory, Research, and Practice (pp. 422-437).  New York: Routledge.

Datnow, A., Solorzano, D., Watford, T., & Park, V.  (2010).  “Mapping the Terrain: The State of Knowledge Regarding Low-Income Youth Access to Postsecondary Education.”  Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR), 15, 1-8.

Yosso, T., Ceja, M., Smith, W. & Solorzano, D.  (2009).  “Critical Race Theory, Racial Microaggressions, and Campus Racial Climate For Latina/o Undergraduates.”  Harvard Educational Review, 79, 659-690.

Perez Huber, L. Malagon, M. & Solorzano, D.  (May 2009).  Struggling for Opportunity: Undocumented AB 540 Students in the Latina/o Education Pipeline.  Research Report No. 13. UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Perez Huber, L., Benavides, C., Malagon, M., Velez, V. & Solorzano, D.  (2008).  “Getting Beyond the ‘Symptom,’ Acknowledging the ‘Disease’: Theorizing Racist Nativism.”  Contemporary Justice Review, 11, 39-51.

Velez, V., Perez Huber, L., Benavides, C., de la Luz, A. & Solorzano, D.  (2008).  “Battling for Human rights and Social Justice: A Latina/o Critical Race Analysis of Latina/o Student Youth Activism in the Wake of 2006 Anti-Immigrant Sentiment.”  Social Justice, 35, 7-27.

Smith, W., Yosso, T, & Solorzano, D.  (2007).  “Racial Primes and Black Misandry on Historically White Campuses: Toward Critical Race Accountability in Educational Administration.”  Educational Administration Quarterly, 43, 559-585.

Nunez, A., McDonough, P, Ceja, M. & Solorzano, D.  (2007).  “Diversity Within: Latino College Choice and Ethnic Comparisons.”  Social Forces, 86, 561-575.

Rivas, M., Perez, J., Alvarez, C. & Solorzano, D.  (May 2007).  Latina/o Transfer Students: Understanding the Critical Role of the Transfer Process in California’s Postsecondary Institution.  Research Report No. 9. UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.


Daniel Solorzano
Moore Hall 2022C
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521