Edwin Mayorga is a parent-educator-activist-scholar. He is an Assistant Professor of Educational Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies at Swarthmore College (Pennsylvania). He is founder of the Education in our Barrios project (#BarrioEdProj), a youth participatory action research collaborative based in Latinx core communities in Philadelphia. He is also founder of #CritEdPol, a website and undergraduate-focused online journal at Swarthmore, through which he is conducting a study on K‑12 school and community partnerships.
He has written articles, book chapters, and given talks on school closures, community schools, teacher education, race radical leadership, and digital, critical participatory action research (D+CPAR). He is also co-editor of the book What’s Race Got to Do with It? How Current School Reform Maintains Racial and Economic Inequality (Peter Lang, 2015; co‑edited with Bree Picower).