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Reynaldo Macias

Reynaldo Macias

Bunche Hall 7349
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1559

Reynaldo Macias

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Chicano Studies-education and language of Chicanos and other Latinos within the U.S.
  • Education-bilingual instruction and methods; U.S. educational history and policy analysis; social context of curriculum design and implementation; multicultural curricular issues.
  • Linguistics-bilingualism (language demography, language maintenance and shift); language policy & planning with focus on the U.S. (especially language policy as a mechanism of social control).
  • Education-Bilingual education, biliteracy instruction, bilingual/ESL methodology, multicultural education, educational policy, language assessment and language use in the classroom, alternative schooling, language instruction and learning (reading, writing, and oral language), and futures.
  • Sociolinguistics-Applied sociolinguistics, multilingualism, language policy and planning, language demography, language change, methodology.
  • Chicana/o Studies-Chicano language and speech, Chicana/o Studies introduction, survey and theory courses, education and the Chicano.


  • Ph.D., Linguistics, Georgetown University, 1979
  • M.S., Linguistics, Georgetown University, 1977
  • M.A., Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973
  • B.A., Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1969

Select Publications

Macías, R.F. and Kathy O’Byrne. 2006. The Engaging Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies: UCLA in LA. In Kevin Kecskes, ed. The Engaged Department. Anker Publishers, Inc.

Macías, R. F. 2005. El Grito en Aztlán: Voice and Presence in Chicana/o Studies. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. (Special Issue on Chicana/o Studies). 18:2 (March-April). pp. 165-184.

Macías, R.F. 2005. Bilingualism and Multilingualism. In MaryAnne Cline Horowitz, ed. New Dictionary on the History of Ideas. Vol. 1. Detroit, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons. pp. 209-213.

Macías, R.F., Victoria-María MacDonald, and Juan Carrillo. 2005. Bilingual Education. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Vol. 1. Oxford University Press. pp. 170-176.

Macías, Reynaldo F. 2003. Language Minority Students: Scope of the Issue. In James W. Guthrie.