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Associate Professor
Literacy, Leadership, and Development
College of Education
Community Relations
Courses Taught 
LEAD 421: Educational Leadership and Organizational Studies
LEAD 429: Research Design and Analysis of Educational Data
LEAD 431: School and Community Relations
LEAD 495: Practicum in Higher Education
Research Interests 
Grassroots activism in education; intercultural relations; cultural identity; globalization; and Chicago history.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Educational Policy Studies, Ph.D.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Educational Policy Studies, M.Ed.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
History & U.S./Latin-American Studies, B.A.

Selected Publications 

Cortez, G.A. (2013). Occupy Public Education: A Community's Struggle for Educational Resources in the Era of Privatization. Equity & Excellence in Education, 46(1), PP 7-19.

Cortez, G.A. (Spring 2013). Re-framing, Re-imagning, and Re-tooling Curricula from the Grassroots: The Chicago Grassroots Curriculum Taskforce. Current Issues in Comparative Education, 15(2), PP 84-95.


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