- 2016 Ph.D. Education, University of California, Los Angeles
- 2007 M.Ed. Education, University of California, Los Angeles
- 2005 B.A. Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
- 2002 A.A. Rio Hondo Community College
- Social justice pedagogy and teaching
- Critical pedagogy
- Culturally responsive teaching
- Critical qualitative research
- Critical inquiry group research
- Youth participatory action research
- Students of color in secondary schools
- Critical race theory
- Howard, T.C., Woodward, B., Navarro, O.,Huerta, A., Haro, B., & Watson, K. (2019). Renaming the narrative, reclaiming their humanity: Black and Latino males’ descriptions of success. Teachers College Record, 121(5), 1-32.
- Navarro, O.(2018). We Can’t Do This Alone: Validating and Inspiring Social Justice Teaching through a Community of Transformative Praxis. Curriculum Inquiry, 3, 335-358.
- Navarro, O., & Howard, T.C. (2017). A Critical Race Theory Analysis of Social Studies: Research, Theory, & Practice. In M.M Manfra & C.M. Bolick (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Social Studies Research, 206-229. Malden, MA: Wiley & Sons.
- Howard, T.C., & Navarro, O.(2016). Critical Race Theory: 20 years later. What Have We Learned? Urban Education, 1, 1-21.
- Philip, T.M., Way, W., Garcia, A.D., Schuler-Brown, S., & Navarro, O.(2013). When Educators Attempt to Make “Community”a Part of Classroom Learning: The Dangers of (Mis)appropriating Students’ Communities into Schools. Teaching and Teacher Education, 34, 174-183.
- EDUC 412: Access to Learning in a Pluralistic Society
- EDUC 522: Advanced Pedagogy
- EDUC 587: Social Justice Teaching: In & Out of the Classroom