Dr. Diana Porras is an Assistant Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Liberal Studies at California State University, Long Beach.
Ph.D., Urban Schooling, University of California, Los Angeles, 2019
MPA, California State University, Long Beach, 2008
BA, Native American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1998
My research encompasses culturally and linguistically responsive/sustaining pedagogy, student and parent engagement, and participatory policymaking. These areas of research are reflected in my current work with the CSU Center to Close the Opportunity Gap (CCOG) as well as the topics and themes discussed in the Liberal Studies classes I teach.