Guido L. Davis Del Piccolo

Guido L. Davis Del Piccolo

Full-time Faculty
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Guido earned his Bachelors degree in Development Studies at UCLA.  His focus in this interdisciplinary program was cultural anthropology and sociology as well as on Latin America and US urban poverty.  He earned his Masters degree in Sociology at UCLA with a focus on race relations in the US as well as revolutionary social movements in Central America.  Guido's educational approach is best summed up by one of this favorite quotes from Steven Biko:  "the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed."

Specialty Areas

  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Social Movements and Revolutions
  • US Urban Poverty
  • Latin America
  • Service-Learning and Experiential Education
  • Sustainable/Organic Farming
  • Sustainable/Green Building

Teaching Philosophy/Equity Statement

Education as an interactional process and the role of an instructor is both a facilitator and a learner.  My goal is to frame issues within the context of the students’ life experiences thus motivating and cultivating students’ abilities to think critically for themselves and their communities.  I am hoping to generate agents of change in the interest of self-determination and empowerment.