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Sean Arce, Ph.D.

Xicano, Educator, & Barrio Scholar


About Sean Arce, Ph.D.

Dr. Arce is a Xicano, Educator, and Barrio Scholar. He is the co-founder and former director of the nationally renowed K-12 Mexican American Studies Department in Tucson, Arizona. He received the first Myles Horton Award for Teaching People's History from the Zinn Education Project in 2012. Dr. Arce served as a plantiff in Arce v. State of Arizona (2017), a seven year political and legal struggle that challenged Arizona's anti-Ethnic Studies law that was found to be "enacting and enforcing racial animus towards Mexican Americans". His work has been highlighted on PBS, Democracy Now, National Public Radio and numerous other outlets/publications. 

An activist urban educator who is widely published, Dr. Arce has worked in schools over 20 years. Now based out of Los Angeles, CA where he resides with his partner Dr. Irene Sanchez and their children, Dr. Arce continues to teach, facilitate professional and curriculum development, speak at conferences/events, and remains dedicated to serving the community. For his full bio please click here


Consulting and Collaborations

Award winning educators, Dr. Sean Arce & Dr. Irene Sanchez are a consulting duo that provide high quality expertise on Ethnic Studies, Equity, and Education to K-12 districts/organizations, community colleges, colleges/universities, and more.