David Barillas Chon

Maya, Guatemala


Assistant Professor 

Phone: x86543
Email: david.barillaschon@uwo.ca

David Barillas Chón is a Poqomam Maya migrant and Assistant Professor of Education and Indigenous Education in the Faculty of Education. His work centers the racialized and linguistic experiences of Maya and Indigenous youth from Guatemala and southern Mexico across Turtle Island. His current focus is on the impact that Maya from Guatemala and Indigenous youth from Southern Mexico migrating to the United States and the rest of North America have on schooling, education, and conceptions of Indigeneity. He received a doctorate in education from the University of Washington.



 Research Interests:

  • Educational issues related to the context of Latinx/a/os, indigeneity, coloniality and immigration
  • The schooling and educational experiences of indigenous and immigrant youth from Latin America


  • PhD, University of Washington