Mariela Nuñez-Janes | Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies

Mariela Nuñez-Janes

Professor, Anthropology Department; Member of LMAS Executive Board
(940) 369-7663
Sycamore Hall 131

Dr. Mariela Nuñez-Janes (Profe) specializes in education, immigration, and youth. Her areas of interest also include Latinxs, feminist pedagogies, and participatory methodologies. Dr. Nuñez-Janes' applied and activist research focuses on the following interdisciplinary and pedagogical areas: 1) educational experiences of Latinxs and other marginalized populations, 2) youth-led social movements, and 3) innovative pedagogies and research methodologies that promote equity and empowerment. Pofe is involved in research projects that include collaboration with students, youth, and local communities.

Curriculum Vitae

Research areas: Latinx education, immigrant education

Most important accomplishments:

Current Research

I have been involved since April of 2020 in a collaboration between Denton ISD, UNT, and TWU that resulted in the creation of a Bilingual Homework Hotline. Working closely with Denton ISD's bilingual program I lead our collaboration and involve university students who participate as volunteers/helpers providing virtual assistance to school age youth. More than helping with homework, this project is putting critical pedagogy in action extending interdisciplinary action-oriented opportunities for students while centering Latinx families through practices of acompañamiento/accompaniment.