Francisco Villegas

Francisco J. Villegas has been in Toronto for the last seven years. He is a doctoral student in the department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education at OISE, University of Toronto. His research focuses on the broad areas of immigration, race, and schooling. Specifically, his thesis examines the ways differential conceptualizations of membership affect access to schooling for undocumented migrants. He has also taught several courses in the University of Toronto's Sociology department including Sociology of Education, Immigration and Immigration Incorporation, Special Topics on Race, and Immigration and Race Relations in Canada. In 2013 his research and labor within the classroom were highlighted by the University of Toronto's Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office for the International day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. He has also worked in numerous schooling initiatives including the Latin American Education Network and the tutoring and mentoring collective SALO. He also holds a M.A. in Mexican American Studies from San Jose State University in 2006 and B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine in 2004.