Miguel Zavala, PhD., is associate professor and director of the Urban Learning Program in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. His research interests center on decolonizing and Freirean pedagogies, critical literacies, and their intersection in social movements. His projects include work with and alongside teachers, youth, and parents using ethnic studies and participatory action research, and in seeding critical literacy projects serving immigrant children. His most recent publications include Rethinking Ethnic Studies (with C. E. Sleeter, R. T. Cuauhtin, & W. Au), and Raza Struggle and the Movement for Ethnic Studies: Decolonial Pedagogies, Literacies, and Methodologies, a historical and ethnographic account of ethnic studies practices. Over the last 2 decades he has been integral to the formation of teacher-led grassroots political education and has nurtured education spaces serving immigrant and Chicanx families in Southern California. Since 2011 he has served on the Board of the California Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (CA-NAME).