CRRES is excited to share that Dr. Sylvia Martinez (along with Dr. Vasti Torres and Dr. Ebelia Hernández) has won a 2021 Book of the Year Awardfrom the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. Her co-authored and now award-winning book is titled Understanding the LatinX Experience: Developmental and Contextual Influences. An excerpt from the book description reads:
“The dramatic growth of this population in the U.S. requires a considerably deeper understanding of individuals that share this multifaceted identity. This timely book synthesizes new research and its implications for practice that is critical for professionals working with Latinos in educational and counseling contexts.
The authors provide insight into identity development, environmental influences, and how these factors influence persistence in higher education. By using a synthesis approach to organize multiple studies around how being Latinx influences the experiences of students in college and beyond, the authors offer a holistic view of the Latino population.”
Dr. Sylvia Martinez is an Associate Professor in the School of Education’s Educational Leadership and Policy Studies department, theLatino Studies Program, and a CRRES Affiliate. Congratulations Dr. Martinez!