As a writer, I chronicle the lessons from my research, focusing on PAR scholarship in learning, leadership and life for personal transformation and collective liberation.
I am currently working collaboratively on three books:
• PAR Entremundos: A Pedagogy for the Americas, a volume on participatory action research in Latinx education (with Jennifer Ayala, Julio Cammarota, Margarita Berta-Avila and Maria Torre, forthcoming by Peter Lang)
• Red Dawns of Hope, an anthology on a feminist and feminine approach to spirituality and social activism (with Margarita Berta- Avila and Jennifer Ayala, forthcoming by Floricanto Press)
• The She Code, a book on the importance and power of human principles (traditionally associated with women) in leadership and life, such as conscious emotional awareness, caring, connection, collaboration and cycles (with Jennifer Day)
Below is a list of selected publications (books and reports) I have co-authored and/or co-edited:
Books and Chapters
Cammarota, J., Berta-Avila, M., Ayala, J., Rivera, M. Rodriguez, L. (2016) PAR Entremundos: A Practitioner Guide in Angela Valenzuela (Ed.) Growing Critically Conscious Teachers: A Social Justice Curriculum for Educators of Latino/a Youth. NY: Teachers College Press.
Pedraza, P. and Rivera, M., Editors (2005) Latino Education: An Agenda for Community Action Research. A Volume of the National Latino/a Education Research and Policy Project. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Fine, M., Torre, M.E., Boudin, K., Bowen, I., Clark, J., Hylton, D., Martinez, M., Wilkins, C., Rivera, M., Roberts, R.A., Smart, P. and Upegui D. (2010) Changing Minds: A Participatory Action Research Project on College in Prison in R. Solinger, P.C. Johnson, M.L. Raimon, T. Reynolds and R.C. Tapia, R.C. (Editors) Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States. CA: University of California Press.
Rivera, M. and Pedraza, P. (2000) The Spirit of Transformation: An Education Reform Movement in a New York City Latino/a Community in Sonia Nieto (Ed.) Puerto Rican Students in U.S. Schools. NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Reports, Articles, Manuscripts and Handbooks
Nieto, S., Rivera, M. and Quiñones, S. (guest eds.) (2012) Charting a New Course: Understanding the Sociocultural, Political, Economic and Historical Context of Latino/a Education in the United States. [Special Issue] AMAE: Association of Mexican American Educators 6(3).
Ayala, J., Cammarota, J., Rivera, M. Rodriguez, L. and Berta-Avila, M. (2012) PAR Entremundos: A Practitioner Guide. NLERAP handbook guide.
Ayala, J., Cammarota, J., Rivera, M. Rodriguez, L., Torre, M. and Berta-Avila, M. (2011) Red Dawns of Hope: An Invitation to Reconceptualize Teacher Education through PAR Entremundos. NLERAP monograph.
Rivera, M., Medellin-Paz, C., Pedraza, P. and El Puente and El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice (2010) Imagination for an Imagined Nation: A Creative Justice Approach to Human Development. Final Report for Ford Foundation.
Nieto, S. and Rivera, M. (Editors) and Cammarota, J., Cannella, C., Garcia, E., Gonzalez, M. Irizarry, J., Moll, L., Nieto, S., Perez, B., Romo, H., and Valenzuela, A. (2010) Charting a New Course: Understanding the Sociocultural, Political, Economic and Historical Context of Latino/a Education in the United States. NY: NLERAP.
Rivera, M. and Day, J. (2008) Leaders as EI Coaches Report. FL, UK: Applied Emotional Mastery.
NLERAP: National Latino/a Education Research Agenda Project (2003) Education Research Framework and Agenda. NY: Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, Hunter College.
Pedraza, P., Matos, R., Rivera, M., Calderon, H., Thomases, J., De Jesus, A., and Mercado, C. (2002). The New York City Annenberg Challenge Final Report On the Participatory Ethnographic Research Project at El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice. NY: Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, Hunter College.
Fine, M., Boudin, K., Bowen, I., Clark, J., Hylton, D., Martinez, M., Missy, Rivera, M., Roberts, R.A., Smart, P., Torre, M.E. and Upegui, D. (2000) Participatory Action Research: From Within and Beyond Prison Bars. CUNY Graduate Center.
Rivera, M. (1999) The Spirit of Resistance: A Participatory Action Research Project with Six Puerto Rican and Dominican Young Women. Doctoral Dissertation. Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Marcelino, N. and Rivera, M. (1994) Addressing the Needs of Puerto Rican, Dominican, Haitian and Portuguese Students in U.S. Classrooms Resource Handbook. Boston, MA: Multifunctional Resource Center, University of Massachusetts, Boston.