Aida Hurtado Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara, is a social psychologist whose research focuses on race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender.
She came to the University of California, Santa Barbara from UC Santa Cruz, where she spent more than 20 years as a scholar in the Psychology Department.
The majority of her
work is on feminist theory, women's issues, and Latino educational achievement.
She earned her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
is the author of several books, including Voicing Chicana Feminisms: Young Women Speak Out on Sexuality and Identity; The Color of Privilege: Three Blasphemies on Race and Feminism; and most recently a co-edited volume with Professors Pedro Noguera and Edward Fergus from New York University
titled Invisible No More: Explaining the Disenfranchisement of Latino Men and Boys.
has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2010 Women of Color Psychologies Award from the Association of Women
The award recognizes her
paper, "A View From Within and From Without: The Development of Latina Feminist Psychology.
In addition, in 2007, Hurtado
was a recipient of the American Educational Research Association's SAGE Award for distinguished contributions to gender equity in education research.