Julio Cammarota’s research focuses on participatory action research with Latina/o youth, institutional factors in academic achievement, and liberatory pedagogy. He is interested in the dynamic interplay of family, work, and education among Latinas/os and the relationship between culture and academic achievement. His research also examines how a social justice approach to education can improve the academic experiences of marginalized youth.
Julio Cammarota is an associate professor of multicultural education at Iowa State University. His research focuses on participatory action research with Latina/o youth, institutional factors in academic achievement, and liberatory pedagogy. He has published articles on family, work, and education among Latinas/os and on the relationship between culture and academic achievement. Dr Cammarota's work has been instrumental with advancing social justice in education and youth development. He is the co-editor of two volumes in the Critical Youth Studies series published by Routledge/Falmer Press: Beyond Resistance! Youth Activism and Community Change: New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America’s Youth (2006) and Revolutionizing Education: Youth Participatory Action Research in Motion (2008). In addition, Dr. Cammarota has published an ethnography of Latina/o youth entitled, Sueños Americanos: Barrio Youth Negotiate Social and Cultural Identities (University of Arizona Press, 2008). His latest work includes co-editing a volume on the struggle for ethnic studies in Tucson, Arizona: Raza Studies: The Public Option for Educational Revolution (University of Arizona Press, 2014).
Ph.D., Social and Cultural Studies in Education, University of California, Berkeley, 2001