Dr. Longoria (they/them; Longoria) teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in methods and foundations and are affiliate faculty for the Education and Social Justice (ESJ) minor. Additionally, they teach courses for Family and Community Engaged Teaching (FACET) and serve as co-advisor for the Master in Teaching (MIT) program. They currently serve as co-chair (2020-2022) of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Queer Studies Special Interest Group (SIG). Alongside Dr. Vero Vélez, Longoria is co-supporting the development of Ethnic Studies curriculum with a collective of educators for Bellingham Public Schools. Originally from El Centro, California, Longoria is the grandchild of immigrants from the Pearl River Delta in China and the state of Zacatecas in Mexico.


  • BA in English, San Francisco State University  
  • Master in Teaching in Secondary Education, Seattle University 
  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction: Multicultural Education, University of Washington, Seattle 
  • Washington Teaching Certificate (endorsements in English/Language Arts, History, and Social Studies)

Selected Publications and Presentations

Longoria, A. (2020). Teacher education programs and anti-racism. Virtual Conference: Educators for Anti-Racism. Video of presentation. 

Longoria, A. (2020). Review of Deevia Bhana's Gender and Sexuality in Primary School. Journal of LGBT Youth, DOI: 10.1080/19361653.2020.1731401 

Longoria, A. (2020). Locating Queer and undocuQueer for teacher education: Pedagogical and intersectional contexts for Queer-class studies. Seattle, WA: Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Conference. 

Longoria, A., Baker-Sennett, J., Chu, M., Korsmo, J., Larson, B., Velez, V., & Van Wingerden, C. (2019). Building critical consciousness for family and community engaged teaching: Lessons learned in a middle grades after-school program. Victoria, BC: Child & Youth Care in Action VI.  

Larson, B., Baker-Sennet, J., Chu, M., Korsmo, J., Longoria, A., & Velez, V. (2019). Family and community engaged teaching: A systems approach to pre-service teacher preparation. Paper Session. Toronto, ON: American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting.

Escamilla, L. & Longoria, A. (2019). Strengthening our continuing journey: Educators of color creating puentes (bridges). Surrey, BC: Teaching for Joy and Justice: A Cross- border Conference for British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon Teachers.

Research Agenda and Scholarly Interests 

Longoria’s research agenda centers on exploring broadly the concepts of identity, migrations across borders, and home. This research is situated at the intersections of teacher education, multicultural education, and Queer and Latinx issues in education. Additional scholarly interests: 

  • Queer immigrant youth and UndocuQueer identities and activism
  • Gender variance in education: history, policy, and practice 
  • Early-career teachers of color retention
  • Preparing teachers for work with multicultural families and communities 
  • Virtual ethnography 
  • Pedagogies of the Latinx Queer body and corporeal pedagogies
  • Comparative education 

Honors and Awards