Luis Gonzalez

Luis Gonzalez-Quizhpe

Luis Gonzalez

Luis Gonzalez-Quizhpe

Current IIH Fellow
Ed.M. candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Email: lgonzalezquizhpe@gse.harvard.edu

Luis Gonzalez-Quizhpe (Kichwa Saraguro) is an Ed.M. candidate in the Human Development and Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The proud son of immigrant parents from Saraguro, Ecuador, he was born and raised in the Midwest, growing up in Wisconsin’s rural and suburban spaces.

Luis’s research focuses on the education and community experiences of Latinx and transnational Kichwa youth and families within rural and urban spaces within the United States and in Ecuador. Drawing on his lived experiences, Luis has a strong academic and personal investment in the recovery of Indigenous cultures and languages, diasporic Indigenous identity development, the transmission of traditional cultural practices, and the well-being of migrant youth and families. His work has been presented at national and international institutions and conferences in England, Mexico, and Peru. In their free time, Luis enjoys socializing with friends and being with his partner, Alex, alongside their cat and dog, Nuna and Pacha.

Luis is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received his B.A. in Sociology with a Certificate in Chicano and Latino Studies and an M.A. in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies.