Rosalinda Quintanar-Sarellana, PhD

Rosalinda Quintanar

Emeritus Faculty, Teacher Education

Rosalinda Quintanar-Sarellana graduated from Stanford University with a Ph.D. in the area of Literacy, Language and Culture, and a Masters in the area of International Education and Development. Presently, she is a professor at San Jose State University, where she teaches First and Second Language Acquisition and Multicultural Education. She has written numerous articles on language acquisition and language development, social justice and multicultural education. She has also taught at Stanford University, UC Davis, Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City, Universidad de Monterrey, México; INACAP in Santiago, Chile; Sanko Schools in Gaziantep, Turkey; Nova Scotia, Canada; and Shenzhen, China


  • Ph.D., Language, Literacy and Culture, Stanford University,
    Stanford, California.
  • M.A., Education, (SIDEC) Stanford International Development of Education Center, Stanford, California.
  • M.A., Sociology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico
  • B.A., Sociology/Social Welfare, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Recent Publications

  • Quintanar-Sarellana, R. (forthcoming). Bilingual Education: Strategy for Learning. In W. De La Torre; T. Montano; Quintanar-Sarellana, R. (Eds.), Inequality for None: Transforming Practices in Urban Education. Dubuque, IA. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

  • Montaño, T. & Quintanar-Sarellana, R. (2012). Finding My Serpent Tongue: Do ESL Textbooks Tap the Linguistic and Cultural Capital of Our Long-Term English Language Learners? In Hickman, H. & Profilio, B. The New Politics of the Textbook: Problematizing the Portrayal of Marginalized Groups in Textbooks. The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Recent Presentations

  • Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Teacher Leadership Programs. CTA Instruction and Professional Development, UCLA Summer Institute 2019

  • Creating Chapter Democracy through Anti-Racism, Social Justice and Inclusion. American Association of University Professors Summer Institute
    Roosevelt University, Chicago Illinois, July 2019

  • Social Justice and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: Three Part Seminar Series. Santa Clara County of Education, Instructional Leadership Corps - CTA and Stanford University Collaboration, March 2019

  • Towards Becoming a Social Justice Teacher. ILC - Instructional Leadership Corps, Los Angeles, CA, June 2018

Areas of Research Interest

  • Culturally relevant teacher education programs
  • Cultural wealth
  • Funds of knowledge
  • Ideological clarity - Teacher educators
  • Linguistic minority students
  • Social justice

Recommended Reading

  • Algunos Dias and Algunas Noches by Lauro Quintanar-Carmona

Personality Playlist

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