Jaime Del Razo
Jaime is interested in researching and writing about issues that confront the continual and accepted forms of oppression that marginalized communities endure in overt and subtle forms in the United States with the goal of changing these conditions forever. Though this research agenda intersects a variety of topics, his current lines of inquiry include (1) Access & Equity for Undocumented Students; (2) Race & Racism; (3) Class & Classism; and (4) Militarization of Schools & Veteran Students. Jaime holds a Ph.D. in Education from UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS) and a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley. His doctoral dissertation examined the college matriculation of undocumented students using Critical Race Theory (CRT) as his primary theoretical framework and a mixed methodology using both qualitative and quantitative analyses.
Jaime is co-founder of Chicano Organizing & Research in Education (CORE) and as their scholarship coordinator runs the Que Llueva Café Scholarship that is now entering its 10th year in existence. This scholarship has awarded close to $100,000 to college-bound, undocumented students across the country.
Jaime has been a classroom math teacher, a university outreach program provider, and he served in a U.S. Army artillery unit and is a Gulf War veteran.