Bio


Leslie Patricia Luqueño is a doctoral student in the Stanford Graduate School of Education, specializing in the Sociology of Education. She graduated with departmental honors from Haverford College, where she obtained a B.A. in Anthropology and Educational Studies in the spring of 2020. Her research interests lie at the intersection of migration, higher education, and family studies, with a focus on the experiences of second-generation migrants within higher education. Particularly, she is interested in how the children of migrants develop unique pockets of familial and experiential knowledge that help them survive and thrive at college institutions. Furthermore, she is deeply committed to advancing qualitative research methods within sociology and expanding the use of autoethnography, community-based participatory research, and Chicana feminist methodology within the discipline. Leslie’s work has been published in the book Strategies for Fostering Inclusive Classrooms in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion (2020) and she is a co-author of a forthcoming book titled Promoting Equity and Justice in Pedagogical Partnership (2021).

Honors & Awards


  • North American Winning Undergraduate Paper in Law/Legal Studies, The Global Undergraduate Awards (09/01/2020)
  • Highly Commended Undergraduate Paper in Sociology/Social Policy, The Global Undergraduate Awards (09/01/2020)
  • Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Fellowship, Stanford University (06/01/2020)
  • Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity Fellowship, Stanford University (06/01/2020)
  • Dell Scholars Continuing Graduate Student Scholarship, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (06/01/2020)
  • Departmental Honors in Anthropology, Haverford College (05/27/2020)
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar, Hispanic Scholarship Fund (06/01/2019, 06/01/2020)
  • Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Haverford College (05/10/2018)

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Graduate Fellow, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Leadership Alliance - Early Identification Program (2019 - Present)
  • Undergraduate Fellow, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (2018 - 2020)

Education & Certifications


  • B.A., Haverford College, Anthropology (honors), Educational Studies (2020)

Stanford Advisors


Research Interests


  • Equity in education
  • Higher Education
  • Immigrants and Immigration
  • Parents and family issues
  • Research Methods
  • Sociology

All Publications


  • VALUING KNOWLEDGE(S) AND CULTIVATING CONFIDENCE: CONTRIBUTIONS OF STUDENT-FACULTY PEDAGOGICAL PARTNERSHIPS TO EPISTEMIC JUSTICE STRATEGIES FOR FOSTERING INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON EQUITY AND INCLUSION de Bie, A., Marquis, E., Cook-Sather, A., Luqueno, L., Hoffman, J., Blessinger, P., Makhanya, M. 2019; 16: 35–48