About me

Dr. Monique Matute - Chavarria

Monique Matute-Chavarria is an assistant professor of Special Education at New Mexico State
University (NMSU). Before obtaining her Ph.D. in Special Education, she worked with Nevada
Early Intervention Services with children from birth to three with disabilities. Dr. Matute-
Chavarria identifies as a Black mother scholar, and Afro-Latina; therefore, her research focuses
on Black students and families. Her research centers on the intersections of race, family, and
disability. She also researches the use of hip-hop pedagogy practices (i.e., DJing) as a tool for
writing with Black students with and without disabilities.

Educator. Researcher. Black Mother Scholar

Favorite Quotes

The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy
bell hooks
When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else
Toni Morrison
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