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Amalia Dache-Gerbino


Dr. Dache-Gerbino is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri. Her experiences as a former Cuban refugee and student traversing U.S. educational systems, such as urban K-12 schools, community college, state college and a private research intensive university inform her research and professional experiences. Her major research areas include the postcolonial geographic contexts of higher education, racial justice movements and the college access experiences of African diasporic students and communities. Dr. Dache-Gerbino was awarded the University of Missouri’s NAACP 2018 Frankie M. Freeman Faculty of the year which followed her national recognition in 2014, as the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Bobby Wright Dissertation of the year award recipient.

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