Luis Martín Valdiviezo Arista earned his Bachelor in Humanities and License in Philosophy at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. He holds an EdD in Social Justice Education and an MEd in International Education from UMass-Amherst. Using intercultural, decolonial, and critical education approaches. Valdiviezo's research focuses on ethnicity, gender, social class, and formal education in Perú and Latin American societies.
Curently, Valdiviezo is a professor of Philosophy of Education, Ethics & Anthropology of Education, and Ethics in the Humanities, all at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). He is also a researcher of the International Network of Intercultural Studies-PUCP (RIDEI-PUCP). In 2020-2021, he was the Custer Visiting Scholar of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University.
Valdiviezo has worked as a consultant for the Peruvian Ministry of Education and Ministry of Culture on topics including intercultural education, cultural policies, and Afro-Peruvian studies. His most recent book is titled, Educación, Negritud e Interculturalidad: Ensayos en tiempos de neoliberalismo, pandemia y bicentenario en el Perú (2021). Valdiviezo has also published book chapters and articles in academic journals in Latin America and Europe on the educational situation of Afro Descendants and Indigenous Peruvians. He has written three novels and numerous short stories, some of which have obtained recognition in national and international contests. He comes from a Peruvian family with Afro-descendant, Amazonian, Andean and Hispanic roots.