Julio Cammarota is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona (UA), director of the Anthropology and Education program at UA and founder of the Social Justice Education Project in Tuscon, Arizona. He has extensive publications on family, work, and education among Latinos and the relationship between culture and academic achievement.
Cammarota completed a doctoral program at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education in May of 2001. His dissertation, entitled “First Jobs: The Perceptions and Experiences of Work for Latino Youth,” is based on an ethnography of Latino youth from Oakland, California. He has published papers on family, work, and education among Latinos and the relationship between culture and academic achievement. Cammarota has also co-authored a seminal article on applying a social justice approach to youth development practices. Currently, he is the director of the Social Justice Education Project in Tucson, Arizona, and the Anthropology and Education Program at the University of Arizona.