Abraham Ceballos-Zapata

Abraham Ceballos-Zapata


  • Licenciatura Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
  • MEd Calvin College
  • PhD Michigan State University


Professor Ceballos grew up in Merida, Mexico. He enjoys meals and long conversations with family and friends, a cup of coffee, the breeze of the Mexican Caribbean and Lake Michigan, swimming, and visiting museums when traveling.

Research and scholarship

Professor Ceballos completed his doctoral studies in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education at Michigan State University. In the Spanish Department at Calvin, he continues to develop his professional interest in preparing language teachers. He is currently teaching a course on World Language Pedagogy, and an introductory course on Bilingual and ESL education. His humanities-oriented research asks how pedagogies in marginal spaces help us imagine decolonial education through the lenses of convivencia, and inform our pedagogical practices across multiple educational settings.

His recent conference presentations include the following: 

  • Ceballos, A; Pang, M. (March, 2017). Exploring Glocal Imaginaries of Teaching and Curriculum Inquiry. Comparative and International Education Society. Atlanta, GA.
  •  Ceballos, A. (March, 2015). Experiences of Indigenous Women Participating in an Adult Education Program in Yucatan Mexico. Comparative and International Education Society. Washington, D.C.
  • Ceballos, A. (November, 2013). Implementation of Language Policy for Indigenous People in Mexico: A Review of the Literature. Latin American Conference on Bilingual Education [BILINGLATAM]. Valparaiso, Chile.
  • Ceballos, A. (March, 2013). Language Policy Reforms in Mexico: Successes and Shortcomings of its Implementation. Comparative and International Education Society, New Orleans, LA.

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