Dr. Eddy Alvarez, Jr. has article published

Dr. Eddy Alvarez, Jr., Assistant Professor, Africana and Latino Studies, Women and Gender Studies Affiliate, has an article entitled “Teaching Ethnic Studies through SWAPA from California to New York: The Classroom as Healing Space” published in  “White” Washing American Education: The New Culture Wars in Ethnic Studies Volume 2, by Praeger Press, and edited by Denise M. Sandoval, Anthony J. Ratcliff, Tracy Lachica Buenavista, and James R. Marín.

The article, which is part two of another one published in Aztlan, discusses the function and impact of using SWAPA (Spoken-Word-Art-Performance- as-Activism) as a pedagogical tool and source of healing from historical, personal and institutional trauma. It highlights the successes and challenges of employing this method at SUNY Oneonta in two different Africana and Latino courses.