Stephanie Lechuga-Peña

Stephanie Lechuga-Peña

Assistant Professor at Arizona State University; School of Social Work (SSW)

What I do

Dr. Stephanie Lechuga-Peña, is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University and has more than 20 years of experience in social work practice, working with low-income youth and families. Drawing on Critical Race and Latino Critical Race Theory, she examines parent engagement in low-income and subsidized housing neighborhoods and the barriers and facilitators Latinx youth experience in their educational outcomes.


critical theory; cultural studies, housing and homelessness, poverty, racial equity, school social work