Dolores Delgado Bernal, professor of educational leadership and administration in the LMU School of Education, has been named a 2023 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow. The AERA Fellows Program honors scholars for their exemplary contributions in education research. Delgado Bernal is one of 24 new fellows who will be inducted during a ceremony on April 14.
“AERA Fellows demonstrate the highest standards of excellence, and we are pleased to welcome this year’s class,” said AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine. “The 2023 AERA Fellows join a prestigious group of exceptional scholars and deserve this honor because of their significant contributions to the field.”
Delgado Bernal is a scholar-activist whose scholarship bridges the fields of education and ethnic studies and whose passion is in mentoring students. Her scholarship draws from Chicana feminist studies and critical race studies to investigate educational (in)equity, Latinx educational pathways, feminista pedagogies, and different forms of student resistance.
“I’m both humbled and honored,” she said. “My scholarship has always been done in collaboration with the communities I serve, students I’ve learned from, and colleagues who share, so the recognition is spread across many folks over many years.”
An internationally recognized scholar, Delgado Bernal has published over 40 articles/chapters, and has co-authored or co-edited four books. She has received numerous awards for her scholarship, teaching, and mentoring, including the American Educational Research Association Distinguished Scholar Award, Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social Tortuga Award, and Critical Race Studies in Education Association Derrick Bell Legacy Award.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.