By Joanie Harmon | Ampersand
Daniel G. Solórzano, UCLA professor of education and Chicana/o studies, has been elected to the National Academy of Education. A renowned scholar of critical race theory and pedagogy, he is one of 15 scholars from across the nation this year to receive this honor and to be recognized at the 2020 NAEd annual meeting, to take place in Washington D.C. in November.
NAEd members are elected based on outstanding scholarship and are tasked with serving on expert panels that take up the most critical issues in education as well as the National Academy’s various professional development programs. Professor Solórzano is one of this year’s four inductees from the University of California.
“To paraphrase Voltaire, if we didn’t have Danny we would need to invent him,” says Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco. “Professor Daniel Solórzano is a towering figure in our field, who has been at the forefront of many of the defining conceptual and empirical issues in education today. His contributions to critical race theory and pedagogy, racial microaggressions, and the matter of access, persistence, and graduation of Students of Color in the United States are widely recognized as pioneering. Well done, Danny – the entire GSE&IS community joins me in congratulating you on this extraordinary recognition.”