Full Name
Cristina Santamaria Graff
Assistant Professor, Special Education and Urban Teacher Education
Speaker Bio
Dr. Cristina SantamarĂ­a Graff is an Assistant Professor of Special Education, Urban Teacher Education (Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2009) at IUPUI. She has expertise in bilingual/multicultural special education and applies her skills in working with Latinx immigrant families of children with dis/abilities in family-centered projects. Her scholarship focuses on ways community-engaged partnerships with families and other stakeholders can transform inequitable practices impacting youth with disabilities at the intersections of race, class, and other identity markers of difference. She was the recipient of the 2019 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement.