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Cristina Gonzalez

Professor of Education, Spanish, and Portuguese, University of California, Davis

Cristina González (Ph.D. Indiana University) is Professor of Education and Professor of Spanish at UC Davis, and an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley.  She has served as department chair, graduate dean and senior advisor to the chancellor at various universities and has been a member of a number of national committees.  Dr. González’s research and teaching have focused on educational policy and governance, academic leadership, history of higher education and diversity and inclusiveness issues, as well as on Hispanic literature and culture.  Among other publications, Dr. González has authored a book on the history and current state of the University of California titled Clark Kerr’s University of California: Leadership, Diversity and Planning in Higher Education (Transaction Publishers, 2011).  Dr. González can be reached at

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Forum 27:

Privatization and Access: The Chilean Higher Education Experiment and Its Discontents

Cristina Gonzalez

Held May 25, 2016

Includes video