Antonia Darder

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Nominated by:  Mónica Byrne-Jiménez

Antonia Darder is a world-renowned scholar, poet, and activist. For over 30 years, her ideas on critical pedagogy, critical democracy, political economy, and education have informed scholars and activists. As a Freirian scholar, she has contributed to a critical theory of social justice leadership that fosters community engagement and public pedagogy. Her work has served to both strengthen the field of critical education and furthered efforts to alleviate human suffering around the world. Dr. Darder holds the Leavey Presidential Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Leadership in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

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