Harriett Romo, Ph.d.

Professor of Sociology and Director

Professor of Sociology and Director
University of Texas at San Antonio
501 W. Durango Blvd.
Monterey Bldg., Room 2.260
San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone (210) 458-2849
Email harriett.romo@utsa.edu

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Areas of Expertise:

  • African diaspora
  • Art History
  • Arts Administration
  • Caribbean History
  • Chicana/Latina Feminist & Queer literary
  • Chicano Studies
  • children and families
  • Children and Youth
  • Cinema
  • Civil Rights
  • Colonial Exploitation of the Hispanic Caribbean
  • Criminal justice
  • Cuba
  • Cuban Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dominican Studies
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Education Leadership
  • Education Politics
  • Environmental Justice
  • Ethnicity & Race
  • Family
  • Feminist/critical pedagogies
  • human rights
  • Identity
  • Immigration
  • Immigration Policy
  • Immigration policy and practice
  • Labor
  • Latino Politics
  • Literature
  • Migration
  • Museums & Culture
  • Nationalism/Transnationalism in the Americas
  • Neoliberalism
  • performance arts; US women of color thought; decolonial aesthetics and decolonial spiritualities
  • poetry
  • Politics of Race and Ethnicity
  • Popular Culture
  • Poverty
  • Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Race/Ethnic/Gender Health Disparities
  • Settment
  • Social Welfare Reform
  • The Caribbean
  • U.S. and transnational social and political movements
  • U.S. Latinx History
  • U.S.-Cuba Relations
  • U.S.-Latin American Relations
  • U.S.-Mexico Border Dynamics
  • Urban politics
  • visual
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Culture
  • Voting Rights Policy
  • Women's literacy
  • Youth
  • youth and protective services
  • Youth in the Americas

Harriett Romo holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego and completed postdoctoral studies in Sociology at Stanford University. She received her B.S. in Education from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s in Education from the University of California-Los Angeles. At present, Dr. Romo is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has taught at the University of Texas at Austin and at Texas State University. She has directed grant projects for the Inter-University Program for Latino Research at UT Austin 1985-1990, and at UTSA Child and Adolescent Policy Research Institute (CAPRI) funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, the Rockefeller Foundation and other local foundations. Her research interests include Latino children and schooling, early childhood education, immigrant families and children, and youth experience with child protective services. She has been the director of the UTSA Mexico Center since its inception in 2006.