Tocayo Epistemology for Latino Males in Education

Cristobal Salinas, Cristobal Rodríguez

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Testimonios are used as a method to help understand and share the authors’ lived experiences as tocayos with society and the human world, and to create interaction between both of them. The term tocayo is used to identify people who share the same name. The purpose of this paper is to share the lived experiences of and give meaning,  understanding and knowledge to a tocayo epistemology. Tocayo epistemology is strongly linked to emotions, is based on prior learning experiences, is influenced by reflection, and happens through social interactions and through the work of the individual mind. Tocayo epistemology depends upon understanding the self, and seeks multiple perspectives to uncover complexity, ambiguity and change to empower the self and Others.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-143
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Latinos and Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Chicano
  • Latino Males
  • epistemology
  • faculty
  • tocayo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education


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