Dr. Antero Garcia

Antero Garcia (he/him/his) is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He studies how technology and gaming shape youth learning, literacy practices, and civic identities. Prior to completing his Ph.D., Garcia was an English teacher at a public high school in South Central Los Angeles. His recent research explores learning and literacies in tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons and the civic learning possibilities in various learning environments. Based on his research, Garcia co-designed the Critical Design and Gaming School—a public high school in South Central Los Angeles. Antero’s research has appeared in multiple journals. His recent books include Everyday Advocacy: Teachers who Change the Literacy Narrative, Good Reception: Teens, Teachers, and Mobile Media in a Los Angeles High School, and Compose Our World: Project-Based Learning in Secondary English Language Arts. Antero received his Ph.D. in the Urban Schooling division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.