Moreno Sandoval, C.D. (In press). “Exploring Computer Science for bi/multilingual learners: A case study using ancestral knowledge systems in an East Los Angeles high school classroom”. In Ramirez, P. (Ed). Border Pedagogies and Teacher Education (pp. 1-40). New York: Routledge Press.

Moreno Sandoval, C.D., Hernández-Saca, D. & Tefera, A. (2017). Intersectional rights of teachers and students in computer science and special education: Implications for urban schooling. Urban Education, pp. 1-30. doi:10.1177/0042085917714512. Read the article.

Moreno Sandoval, C.D. (2017). “Critical ancestral computing for the protection of Mother Earth”. In Coulter, C. and Jiménez-Silva, M. (Eds.) Culturally Sustaining and Revitalizing Pedagogies: Language, Culture and Power (pp. 25-40). United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Limited. doi:10.1108/S1479-368720150000029004. Read the chapter.

Moreno Sandoval, C. D., Mojica Lagunas, R., Montelongo, L. & Diaz, M. (2016). Ancestral Knowledge Systems: A conceptual framework for decolonizing research in social science. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 12(1), pp. 18-31. Read the article.

Ryoo, J.J., Margolis, J., Goode, J., Lee, C., & Moreno Sandoval, C. D. (2014). ECS Teacher Practices Research Findings In Brief. Los Angeles, CA: Exploring Computer Science Project, University of California, Los Angeles, Center X with University of Oregon, Eugene. Retrieved from

Moreno Sandoval, C. D. (2013). Critical Ancestral Computing: A culturally relevant computer
science education. PsychNology, 11(1), 91-112. Read the article.

Ryoo, J., Margolis, J., Lee, C., Moreno Sandoval, C. D., & Goode, J. (2013). Democratizing computer science knowledge: Transforming the face of computer science through public high school education. Learning, Media and Technology, 38(1), 1-21. Read the article.

Moreno Sandoval, C. D. (2012). Mesoamerica Heals Our School: A Critical Narrative Inquiry of Ancestral Computing Para el Vivir Comunitario en El Sereno. Unpublished dissertation, 1-246. Westwood, CA: University of California, Los Angeles. Read the dissertation.

Margolis, J., Ryoo, J. J., Moreno Sandoval, C. D., Lee, C., Goode, J., & Chapman, G. (2012). Beyond access: Broadening participation in high school computer science. ACM Inroads, 3(4), 72-78. Read the article.

Ryoo, J., Moreno, D., Crawford, J., & McLaren, P. (2010). Paulo Freire. In Bevir, M. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Political Theory. (pp. 524-526). Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Inc. Read the entry.

Ryoo, J., Crawford, J., Moreno, D., & McLaren, P. (2009). Critical Spiritual Pedagogy: Reclaiming humanity through a pedagogy of integrity, community and love. Power and Education, 1(1), 133-147. Read the article.

Ryoo, J., Crawford, J., Moreno, D., & McLaren, P. (2008). The social and political ontology of the classroom. Theory, Culture and Society.

Ryoo, J., Moreno, D., & McLaren, P. (2008). Reflection of a case study Ethical leadership: Fostering ethical knowledge: Laval University Press.


Publications for the General Public

Moreno Sandoval, C.D. (2017, February 16). Child-Centered Action Research for the Protection of Mother Earth. [Web log comment]. The Equity Alliance Blog Series, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Retrieved from

Tefera, A., Gonzalez, T., Moreno Sandoval, C.D. & Díaz, S. (2014, October 20). Teaching and learning at the matrix of language, immigration and disability junctures. [Web log comment]. The Equity Alliance Blog Series, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Retrieved from

Moreno Sandoval, C.D. (2014, March 13). Ancestral Computing for Sustainability. [Web log comment]. The Equity Alliance Blog Series, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Retrieved from


Manuscripts Submitted for Publication and Works in Progress

Moreno Sandoval, C. D. (forthcoming). Ancestral knowledge meets computer science education: Environmental change in community. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Moreno Sandoval, C. D. & Morales, P. (In preparation). Looking at targeted communities from an assets-based perspective: Opportunities and dilemmas.

Moreno Sandoval, C.D. (In preparation). DietSens: A participatory sensing campaign for communal wellness.

Moreno Sandoval, C.D. and Mojica Lagunas, R. (in preparation). Learning Nahuatl around the kitchen table in Arizona: Implications for culturally sustaining and revitalizing pedagogies in urban schools.

Moreno Sandoval, C. D. (under review). Towards re-matriating the land with ancestral knowledge systems and actions in O’Odham Jeved [Phoenix, Arizona].

Moreno Sandoval, C.D., Muñoz, M., Abajian, S., Lin, M. and Gutiérrez, J. (in preparation). Re-creating and re-imagining spaces for transnational Indigenous Feminisms: Case studies from five cultural contexts.

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