Project MALES will be hosting our third and last plática of Fall 2022 on Monday, November 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. CDT in the Glenn Maloney Student Assembly room G1.310 of the Student Services Building (SSB). We have the privilege to be joined by Dr. Julissa Muñiz, who will present on the issue of mass incarceration by looking at the experiences of youth in both public schools and in the juvenile court school.
Dr. Julissa Muñiz a proud first-generation borderlands scholar from San Ysidro, California. Currently, she is a Provost’s Early Career Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and an affiliate of the Texas Center for Equity and Promotion (TexCEP) at the University of Texas Austin. Julissa holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Human Development and Social Policy from Northwestern University, an Ed.M. in Prevention Science and Practice from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research explores questions of race and racism, carcerality, power and privilege, identity development, teaching and learning, institutional and organizational logics, and abolition with a focus on the juvenile legal, criminal legal, and education systems. As a graduate student, she received funding for her doctoral studies and dissertation research from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, the Social Science Research Council, The Graduate School, the Northwestern Buffett Institute, and the Northwestern Program of African Studies. Dr. Muñiz’s scholarship is deeply informed by her experiences in prisons and juvenile facilities as a tutor, GED instructor, workshop facilitator, facility monitor, and, most recently, a college instructor through the Texas Prison Education Initiative.
Pláticas are held monthly during the academic year and highlight faculty and community leaders whose work centers and/or impacts boys and young men of color through research and practice.
Food will be provided from 5:00 – 5:30 P.M. CDT. We invite all UT students, faculty, staff, and community members to join us.