José Ramón Lizárraga is Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences and Human Development and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. As a learning scientist, José uses data analytics, ethnographic, video, and multimodal research methods to investigate the role of emergent technologies, social networks, television and other digital new media in the learning of teachers and youth. Currently, their work examines the cyborg collaborative practices of teachers and adolescents at the intersection of virtual and in-person terrains of practice. They are faculty director of the EPIC Futures after school program and research project and co-founder of Critical Digital Pedagogies.
Lizárraga is an experienced award-winning designer and instructor of hybrid/blended (online/in-person) and online undergraduate and graduate teacher education courses. José is also a practicing visual/digital artist and musician. They hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from the California College of the Arts, a Master of Arts in Education from Stanford University, and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
José is also parent and creator of celebrity Webby Award-winning chihuahua RuPawl, the world’s first Doggie Drag Queen.