Professor Gilberto Q. Conchas has been selected to serve as a member of the Sociology of Education journal editorial board. His term will begin January 2020 and extend for three years.
Sociology of Education is a peer-reviewed academic journal that provides a forum for studies in the sociology of education and human social development. Articles examine how social institutions and individuals' experiences within these institutions affect educational processes and social development.
Conchas is well-suited for his editorial position, given his academic focus in the sociology of education and comparative race and ethnicity. His research has been dedicated to unearthing the triumphs of urban high school youth of color—African American, Vietnamese, and Mexican American— despite unequal public school processes, and he challenges the stereotypes of students of color as under-performers and highlights successes. His collective work over the years has sought not to be reactive when dealing with efforts to attend to social inequality impacting communities of color, but, in partnership with community entities, to addresses the challenges of low-income communities and the populations they serve. He seeks solutions within various social contexts—in and out of the school setting.
In addition to journal articles, Conchas' publications include The Color of Success: Race and High- Achieving Urban Youth; Small Schools and Urban Youth: Using the Power of Culture to Engage Students; Streetsmart Schoolsmart: Urban Poverty and the Education of Adolescent Boys; Inequality, Power, and School Success: Case Studies on Racial Disparity and Opportunity in Education; Cracks in the Schoolyard: Narratives of Inequality, Power, and School Success; and When School Policies Backfire.
“I am thrilled to join the editorial board of Sociology of Education to continue the great tradition and success of an ASA sponsored journal with broad appeal to sociologists and specific appeal to those studying educational issues,” states Professor Conchas.