Daniel “Ahuicapahtzin” Cornejo-Warner

Position Title
Ph.D. Candidate


M.A., Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, 2010.
Thesis: "The Urban Teacher Quality Index (UTQI)."
B.A., Political Science, Loyola University New Orleans, 2002.

Research Interests:  Research Interests - Indigenous Holistic Pedagogies in service of urban Native youth, Epistemology, Urban teacher quality, criminalization/resistance of urban youth, challenges and interventions of social justice educators, environmental justice, and language revitalization.
Research and Presentations:
-  Conducted pilot study with the Urban Teacher Quality Index through the Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design.  Platform was tested with a group of 16, K-12 teachers for the purpose of creating the Teaching Excellence Network website as a clearing-house for teacher excellence.  Methodology:  Participatory Action Research, Extended Case Method.  Faculty Advisors:  Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Dr. Patrick Camangian, Dr. Allyson Tintianco-Cubales.  Grants:  The California Endowment, The Kellogg Foundation.  Oakland, CA. 
-  “Building Empathy and Accountability.” Presented at Duell Vocational Institute.  Tracy, CA, March 2014.
-   “Gender Struggles and Public Education: Moving From Conflict to Solidarity.” Presented at San Francisco State University.  San Francisco, CA, October 2011.
-   “Actions Speak, Talk is Cheap, and Words are Weapons: Educational Challenges and Youth Resistance in East Oakland.”  Presented at City College of San Francisco.  San Francisco, CA, August 2010.
-   “Counting Youth Voices: Homeland, Education, and Technology.”  Presented at the National Association of Ethnic Studies. Washington D.C, May 2010.

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