Latinx studies director presenting on decolonizing curriculum

Dr. Edil Torres Rivera — Wichita State professor and Latinx studies director in the Interventions Service and Leadership in Education Department at the College of Applied Studies — will present “In search of a decolonized curriculum: Reimagining models for decolonization and critical consciousness” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Jabara Hall (room 127).

Rivera is interested in multicultural counseling, group work, chaos theory, liberation psychology, technology, supervision, multicultural counseling, prisons, Puerto Rican studies, identity development and gang-related behavior. His primary research focuses on how indigenous healing techniques are a necessary ingredient when working with ethnic minority populations in the United States.

Rivera has additional interests in studying the implications of social injustice and oppression in counseling and psychotherapy with ethnic minorities, especially those involving school-age Latinos and Latinas in the United States.