Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

Cinthia S. Salinas

ProfessorPh.D., University of Texas at Austin

Ruben E. Hinojosa Regents Professor in Education and Chair of Department of Curriculum and Instruction



Historical Thinking and Citizenship Education in Bilingual, ESL, and Immigrant Schooling Contexts; Migrant Education, and High Stakes Testing in Social Studies.


Cinthia Salinas is a member of the Social Studies program area, and is an affiliate faculty member in the Bilingual/Bicultural and the Cultural Studies in Education program areas in the College of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her focus in the social studies includes historical thinking in elementary bilingual and secondary education late arrival immigrant ESL classroom settings as well as broader understandings of citizenship. Her work also exams the social studies teachers' enactment of curriculum and instruction in an era of high stake testing. In addition, Dr. Salinas does conduct research on migrant education and notions of educator as activist.

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