Bio


Ph.D. student at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, researching the pedagogical and prophetic strategies of Caribbean and Afro-diaspora religions, particularly La Regla de Ocha/ Lucumí. A longtime educator and organizer, Xavi’s most recent work includes curating and moderating a four-day symposium exploring Blackness and puertorriqueñidad; and a seminar on Lucumí in Chicago. He is the founder and former editor of La Respuesta magazine.

Honors & Awards


  • Fellow, Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship (EDGE) (2021)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Critical pedagogy and the work of Paulo Freire; the pedagogical and prophetic strategies of Caribbean and Afro-Diaspora religions; La Regla de Ocha/ Lucumí, mysticism, community-based education, diaspora and migration; (settler) colonialism, indigeneity, queerness, nationalism and state-based educational projects; educational and political theory; radical organizations and their literatures; racial formations, oral history, ethnography.