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Carlos Torres

Carlos Torres


Director of the UCLA Paulo Freire Institute

UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education

Moore Hall 2018
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles , CA 90095-1521
Phone: (310) 206-5791
Curriculum Vitae


  1. Post-doctoral scholarship, Department of Educational Foundations, University of Alberta, Canada, 1988
  2. Ph.D., International Development Education, Stanford University,1983
  3. M.A., International Development Education, Stanford University, 1982
  4. M.A., Political Science, Latin American Faculty of Social Science (FLACSO), 1978
  5. Teaching Credential, Sociology, Faculty of Science Education and Social Communications, Universidad del Salvador, 1974
  6. B. A., Sociology (honors diploma), Faculty of Social Science, Universidad del Salvador, 1974

Teaching and Research Interests

The political sociology of education; the impact of globalization on K-12 and higher education; the intersection of area studies, ethnic studies, and comparative international education; the political seconomy of adult education; social theory; and the life and work of Paulo Freire.

Global Collaborations

Select Publications

Torres, Carlos Alberto, Political Sociology of Adult Education, Rotterdam, Sense Publishers, 2013. Torres, Carlos Alberto, Globalizations and Education. Collected Essays on Class, Race, Gender, and the State. Introduction by Michael W. Apple, Afterword by Pedro Demo. New York, and London Teachers College Press-Columbia University, 2009.

Torres, Carlos Alberto, Education and Neoliberal Globalization. Introduction by Pedro Noguera. New York, and London, Routledge, 2009.

Torres, Carlos Alberto and Pedro Noguera (Editors) Social Justice for Teachers. Paulo Freire and Education as a Possible Dream. The Hague, The Netherlands, Sense publishers, 2009.

Carlos Mora Ninci and Guillermo Ruiz (Compiladores) Carlos A. Torres et al. La sociología política de la educación en perspective internacional y comparada. Las contribuciones de Carlos Alberto Torres. Buenos Aires, Miño y Dávila, 2008.

Herrera, Linda, and Carlos Alberto Torres (editors) Cultures of Arab Schooling. Critical Ethnographies from Egypt. New York, Suny Press, 2006. Rhoads, Robert A. and Carlos Alberto Torres, eds. The Political Economy of Globalization: The University, The State and Market in the Americas. Stanford University Press, 2005.