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HRomo07Dr. Harriett Romo
Director, UTSA Mexico Center

Dr. Harriett Romo has a Master’s and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego, and postdoctoral studies in Sociology at Stanford University. She also has a Bachelor’s degree 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. Harriett Romo is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at UTSA. She has also taught at the University of Texas at Austin, and at Southwest Texas State University. Dr. Romo was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Stanford University, and an educational research project consultant for the Institute for Cultural Pluralism at San Diego State University. She directed the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR) grants competition, and policy research initiatives funded by The Ford Foundation in 1985 at the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Harriett Romo has been involved with issues related to Mexico and the experiences of Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans in the U.S. She has researched and written extensively about the challenges facing minority groups in the United States, especially the Latino Community. She has studied the social and cultural context of the Mexican American experience in the U.S. and the challenges faced by the immigrant population and the communities where they reside, particularly in regards to education, identity construction, and racial relations. Additionally, Dr. Romo has documented and studied the transnational lives and experiences of people along the Texas-Mexico border who live as if there are no borders. (Ph.) 210.458.2549 (Fax) 210.458.2569

Olivia07Olivia Lopez
Program Coordinator, UTSA Mexico Center

Olivia has a Master’s in Public Policy from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the same University. She has worked as consultant in public policy issues for several universities and think tanks in Mexico and the United States, including the Harvard School of Public Health, the Centro Para la Investigación y el Desarrollo A.C. (CIDAC), and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). She has published articles and chapters on public policy and political economy issues in several Mexican books and magazines (Ph.) 210.458.2923 (Fax) 210.458-2569


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