Tara J. Yosso

Tara J. Yosso
Associate Professor

Contact Phone

(805) 893-3658

Office Location

1708 South Hall


B.A.: University of California, Los Angeles Social Psychology of Education – Emphasis in Chicana/o Studies (Individual Major)
Ph.D.: University of California, Los Angeles Education




  • Critical Race Theory (CRT & LatCrit)
  • Educational Access & Equity
  • Campus Racial and Gender Climate
  • Critical Media Literacy
  • Racial and Gender Microaggressions
  • Community Cultural Wealth



Yosso, T.J. (2006). Critical Race Counterstories along the Chicana/Chicano Educational Pipeline. New York: Routledge (AESA Critics’ Choice Book Award 2008).

García, D.G., T.J. Yosso, & F.P. Barajas. (2012). “‘A Few of the Brightest, Cleanest Mexican Children’: School Segregation as a Form of Mundane Racism in Oxnard, CA, 1900-1940,Harvard Educational Review, 82(1), 1-25.

Yosso, T.J. & D.G. García. (2010). “From Ms. J. to Ms. G.: Analyzing Racial Microaggressions in Hollywood’s Urban School Genre.” In, B. Frymer, T. Kashani, A.J. Nocella II, & R. Van Heertum (eds.). Hollywood’s Exploited: Public Pedagogy, Corporate Movies, and Cultural Crisis (pp. 85-103). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Yosso, T.J., W.A. Smith, M. Ceja, & D.G. Solórzano. (2009, Winter). Critical Race Theory, Racial Microaggressions, and Campus Racial Climate for Latina/o Undergraduates. Harvard Educational Review, 79(4), 659-690.