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Ph.D.University of California, Los Angeles, Education, May 2009. Division of Urban Schooling: Mathematics Education.
M.A.Claremont Graduate University, Education: Secondary Mathematics Education, May 2001.
B.A.Occidental College, Mathematics and Politics, May 1999.
Fellowships, Honors, and Awards
2003-2009 National Science Foundation (Grant No. 0119732) Diversity in Mathematics Education (DiME) Fellow at UCLA
2000 Claremont Graduate University META Scholarship. Awarded the graduate school minority scholarship for academic potential and community involvement.
1997 Richter Scholarship Recipient Conducted a three month long independent research project on the impact of the 1994 Zapatista Rebellion on the Regiones Autonomas Plurietnicas (RAP).
Papers and Presentations
Barajas-Lopez, F. (February, 2002) Language acquisition through mathematics: Inquiry-based teaching and learning. Paper presented at the meeting of the California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE), San Jose, California. Barajas-Lopez, F. (March, 2003) Mathematics, language, and community. Paper presented at the meeting of the California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE), Los Angeles, California.
Barajas, F. (2005) Rethinking, why they drop out. Paper presented at the meeting of the Crossroads Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
Enyedy, N., Bailey, A., and Barajas-Lopez, F. (2005) Language disconnects in small group and whole class probability inquiry. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Canada.
Diversity in Mathematics Education. (2005) Structural inequity as a precursor to underachievement in mathematics: Deconstructing failure in mathematics and the achievement gap. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Canada. * One offive presenters representing the Diversity in Mathematics Education Center for Learning and Teaching.