In Memoriam: Marta Aida Sánchez, 1961-2022

Marta Sánchez, an associate professor in the department of instructional technology, foundations, and secondary education in the Watson College of Education of University of North Carolina at Wilmington, died on March 15. She was 60 years old.

Dr. Sánchez, an educational anthropologist, joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2014. She was also a faculty affiliate at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. Her research focused on education reform in México and on the experiences of Latino/a children, their families, and teachers in the New Latino South. She was the author of the book, Fathering Beyond the Failures of the State with Imagination, Work and Love: The Case of the Mexican Father (BrillSense, 2017). Dr. Sánchez also served as the managing editor of The Urban Review.

Dr. Sánchez held a bachelor’s degree in communications from Mundelein College in Chicago. She earned a master’s degree in early childhood education from the Erikson Institute in Chicago and a Ph.D. from the School of Education, Culture, Curriculum and Change at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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