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Antero Garcia

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Antero Godina Garcia

Associate Professor

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Assistant: Emily Farrell

Office: CERAS 427


Antero Garcia is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University and Vice President of the National Council of Teachers of English. His research explores the possibilities of speculative imagination and healing in educational research. Prior to completing his Ph.D., Garcia was an English teacher at a public high school in South Central Los Angeles. He has authored or edited more than a dozen books about the possibilities of literacies, play, and civics in transforming schooling in America. His recent books include All Around the Town: The School Bus as Educational Technology and Civics for the World to Come: Committing to Democracy in Every Classroom. Antero currently co-edits La Cuenta (, an online publication centering the voices and perspectives of individuals labeled undocumented in the U.S. Antero received his Ph.D. in the Urban Schooling division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Other Titles

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education

Program Affiliations

CTE: Literacy, Language, and English Education
CTE: Teacher Education
Learning Sciences and Technology Design (LSTD)
Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)
Stanford Accelerator for Learning

Research Interests

Civic Education | Literacy and Language | Secondary Education | Teachers and Teaching | Technology and Education

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Recent Publications

Robillard, S. M., Reigh, E., Garcia, J. E., Suzara, M., & Garcia, A. (2023). All hands on deck: exploring how Latinx families in California supported child learning during the initial Covid-19 shutdown. JOURNAL OF FAMILY STUDIES.

Trepper, K., Levine, S., Lomeli, K., & Garcia, A. (2023). One text, two worlds, third space: Design principles for bridging the two-worlds divide in teacher education. TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION, 129.

Garcia, A., & Mirra, N. (2023). Other suns: Designing for racial equity through speculative education. JOURNAL OF THE LEARNING SCIENCES.

Antero Garcia in the News & Media

In an op-ed, Associate Professor Antero Garcia urges teachers and students to change the way they talk about the treatment of immigrants in the United States.
October 2, 2022
An op-ed coauthored by Associate Professor Antero Garcia calls for making edtech companies answerable to the public schools that use them.
May 8, 2022
In an op-ed, Assistant Professor Antero Garcia lays out three principles for reconstructing American civic education.
January 19, 2021
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September 28, 2020
Assistant Professor Antero Garcia reflects on approaches to teaching about this moment a decade from now.
September 24, 2020
As school districts and county offices of education make plans for safely reopening schools, it is urgent that they also recognize and make space for teachers to process and heal, writes Assistant Professor Antero Garcia.
June 17, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic lays bare two major weaknesses in traditional approaches to teaching civics and history — what students are expected to learn and how we measure that learning, writes Assistant Professor Antero Garcia.
May 6, 2020
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