Rigoberto Marquéz
Lecturer and Associate Director of Academic Programs and Community Engaged Learning

Dr. Rigoberto Marquéz leads the mission and direction of CCSRE's family of undergraduate programs and PhD Minor in collaboration with faculty directors in Asian American Studies, Chicana/o - Latina/o Studies, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Jewish Studies and Native American Studies. Dr. Marquéz also oversees the center's community engaged learning course offerings, graduate fellowships and six undergraduate fellowships (Praxis, CBR, ITESO, QSR, Race and Technology, VAMP).

Their research and teaching centers Critical Race Theory and Queer Studies in Education, Community Engaged Learning, Social Justice Education, and Public Policy. His interests focus on understanding the roles Latina/o(x) families play in the education and lived experiences of queer Latina/o(x) youth and the implications this has for theory, policy and practice. In 2019, in collaboration with Somos Familia Bay Area Dr. Marquéz hosted the first-ever gathering of LGBT/Queer Latina/o(x) family organizations from across the state of California on Stanford's campus. 

Before joining CCSRE, he was a fellow and visiting professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and the School of Education at the University of San Francisco. Dr. Marquéz earned his PhD in Education from the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies in the division of Urban Schooling, a MEd in Education, Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, Bachelor of Arts in Critical Gender Studies and Sociology from the University of California, San Diego and an associate degree in liberal studies from Santa Monica College. 

Dr. Rigoberto Marquéz is currently a Resident Fellow for Adams in Sterling Quad with his partner who is an educator for City College of San Francisco. Rigoberto is  from Los Angeles, California and a child of Mexican-immigrant parents. 


Marquez, R. (2020). Queer Latina/o(x) Youth Education: A Community Based Approach to Queer of Color Praxis. Equity & Excellence in Education

Marquez, R (2019). Otras Madres: Latina Immigrants Doing Queer Advocacy Work in Mayo, C, & Blackburn, M. V. Queer, Trans and Intersectianal Theory in Educational Practice: Student Teacher and Community Experiences. Routledge. 

Marquez, R. (2016). Promoviendo (promoting). In Brockenbrough, E.; Ingrey, J. Rodriguez, N. M. (Eds.) Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education: an International Guide for the Twenty- First Century. Palgrave Macmillan Publishing

Marquez, R.& Brockenbrough, E. (2013). Queer Youth V. the State of California: Interrogating Legal Discourses on the Rights of Queer Students of Color. Curriculum Inquiry (43: 461–482)

Grady, J., Marquez, R.  & McLaren, P. (2012). A Critique of Neoliberalism with Fierceness: Queer Youth of Color Creating Dialogues of Resistance. Journal of Homosexuality (Vol. 59, Issue 7, 2012)

Martinez-Wenzl, M.; & Marquez, R. (2012). Unrealized Promises: Unequal Access, Affordability, and Excellence at Community Colleges in Southern California. UCLA: The Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles


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