Xavi Luis Burgos is a Ph.D. student at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, researching the pedagogical, political, and prophetic strategies of Caribbean and Afro-diaspora religions. A longtime educator, organizer, artist, and curator, Xavi’s most recent work includes coordinating the Hemispheric Racializations Working Group, organizing the upcoming Queer Caribbean Symposium at Stanford; and curating and moderating a four-day symposium exploring Afro-puertorriqueñidad in Chicago. He is the founder and former editor of La Respuesta magazine.
Honors & Awards
Grant Awardee & Coordinator, Hemispheric Racializations Working Group, Center for Latin American Studies (2022)
Grant Awardee, Tinker Graduate Field Research Grant, Center for Latin American Studies (2022)
Fellow, Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship (EDGE) (2021)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
The pedagogical, political, and prophetic strategies of Caribbean and Afro-Diaspora religions; embodied knowledges, sacred epistemologies and ontologies; community-based and radical educational projects; indigenous and queer methodologies; diaspora and migration; (settler) colonialism and nationalism; political theory, racial formations, oral history, and ethnography; critical pedagogy and the work of Paulo Freire.