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Edward M. Olivos

Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education, Curriculum & Teaching, Curriculum and Teacher Education, Educational Foundations, IRES, Latinx
Phone: 541-346-2983
Office: 1600 Millrace Dr
Research Interests: The Relationship Between Bicultural Parents and Schools, the Development of Bilingual Educators


Edward M. Olivos is an associate professor specializing in bilingual education and bicultural parent involvement. His research focuses on the relationship between bicultural parents and schools as well as the development of bilingual educators. He is the author of The Power of Parents: A Critical Perspective of Bicultural Parent Involvement in Public Schools (2006, Peter Lang Publishers, Inc.) and co-editor of Bicultural Parent Engagement: Advocacy and Empowerment (2011, Teachers College Press).

Olivos has published work in the areas of policy studies, school reform, parent participation, critical pedagogy, teacher credentialing, and biliteracy issues of K-12 classrooms. He is a former San Diego elementary school teacher, where he taught for more than 10 years.


Ph.D., 2003, San Diego State University
Major: Education

M.A., 1997, San Diego State University
Major: Spanish

B.A., 1991, San Diego State University
Major: Spanish


Jiménez-Castellanos, O., Ochoa, A.M., & Olivos, E.M. (2016). Operationalizing transformative parent engagement in Latino school communities: A case study. Journal of Latino Latin American Studies, 8(1), 93–107.

Olivos, E.M. & Sandoval, G. (2015). Latino identities, the racialization of work, and the global reserve army of labor: Becoming Latino in Postville, Iowa. Ethnicities, 15(2), 190-210.

Olivos, E.M. & Mendoza, M. (2010) Immigration and educational inequality: Examining Latino immigrant parents’ engagement in U.S. public schools. Journal of Immigration and Refugee Studies, 8(3), 339–357.

Olivos, E.M., Gallagher, R. & Aguilar, J. (2010). Fostering collaboration with culturally and linguistically diverse families of children with moderate to severe disabilities. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 20(1), 28–40.

Olivos, E.M. & Mendoza, M. (2009). Immigration and educational inequity: An examination of Latino immigrant parents’ inclusion in the public school context. Journal of Latino Latin American Studies, 3(3), 38–53.

Olivos, E.M. (2009). Collaboration with Latino families: A critical perspective of school-parent interactions. Intervention in School and Clinic, 45(2), 109–115.

Olivos, E.M. & Mendoza, M. (2009). Educational equity and students’ rights: The responsibilities of California’s public schools towards immigrant communities. Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE), 2009, 33–38.