Taucia Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Taucia González, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of special education at the University of Arizona. Her research addresses issues of equity and inclusion for dual language learners with and without learning disabilities (LD). She is currently examining how youth participatory action research can be used as a social design experiment to support learning and advance equity for dual language learners with and without LD. The second strand of her research focuses on preparing teachers to work at the intersection of language and ability differences. Dr. González’s work bridges general and special education and has been featured in journals such as the Journal of Multilingual Research and the European Journal of Special Needs Education. She currently serves as an advisory board member for New York University’s Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality. Dr. González has spent close to 20 years working in and with Latinx communities as an educator and educational researcher, which has been recognized by Chicanos por La Causa with the Esperanza award and by the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an Outstanding Woman of Color award. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses that prepare future practitioners and researchers to create more inclusive educational systems across intersecting markers of difference.