Pamela Anne Quiroz, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology and Director Center for Mexican American Studies

Professor of Sociology and Director Center for Mexican American Studies
University of Houston
Agnes Arnold Hall
3553 Cullen Boulevard, Room 323
Houston, TX 77204-3001
Phone (713) 743-3134

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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

Pamela Anne Quiroz (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1993) is Director of the Center for Mexican American Studies and Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston. Her areas of specialization are Children and Youth, Identity, Education, Family and Qualitative Methods. Author of Adoption in a Color-blind Society [Rowman and Littlefield], Professor Quiroz has also published in such journals as the Journal of Research on Adolescence, Journal of Family Studies, Sociology of Education, Anthropology of Education, and Childhood. She has been a fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, and the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was editor of Social Problems, the journal of the Society for the Study of Social Problems [2014-2017] a top generalist journal in Sociology. Professor Quiroz is also North American Commissioning Editor for Children‘s Geographies [2013-2018] and Board Member for the Council on Contemporary Families. She is the author of Marketing Diversity and the ‘New’ Politics of Desegregation: An Urban Education Ethnography (Cambridge University Press) and Personal Advertising: Dating, Mating and Relating in Modern Society (McFarland Press).