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Rolando J Romero

19842005
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Prof. Romero was born in northern Mexico, and emigrated to San Antonio, Texas at the age of thirteen. Six years later he was enrolled at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Finance. He also finished all the coursework required for a major in the Spanish Department. Prof. Romero was a cohort of the original group of fifteen Chicano students who founded M.E.Ch.A (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán) at the University of Pennsylvania. Returning to San Antonio, he worked as a voting rights research analyst for the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, and the Texas Rural Legal Aid, while finishing his master's at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Prof. Romero was hired by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the first director of Latina/Latino Studies.

Research Interests

  • US Latina/Latino Literature
  • Mexican Literature and Culture
  • Cultural Studies
  • Film and Film Theory

Education/Academic qualification

University of California at Santa Barbara

University of Texas at San Antonio

Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

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Research Output 1984 2005

Feminism, Nation and Myth: La Malinche

Romero, R. (ed.) & Harris, A. N., Apr 30 2005, Houston: Arte Publico Press. 192 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

feminism
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queer studies
cultural studies
interdependence

Foundational Motherhood: Malinche/Guadalupe in Contemporary Mexican and Chicana/Chicano Culture

Romero, R. J., 2005, Feminisim, Nation and Myth: La Malinche. Romero, R. & Harris, A. N. (eds.). Arte Publico Press, p. 28-43 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Legends of the Fall: Phallocentrism and Democracy in Mexico

Romero, R. J., 2004, In : Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. 26, 1/2, p. 111-126 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Alamo, slavery, and the politics of memory

Romero, R. J., 2002, Decolonial Voices: Chicana and Chicano Cultural Studies in the 21st Century. Aldama, A. J. & Quinonez, N. H. (eds.). Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, p. 366-377 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Divino Narciso: The Political Exile Gaze

Romero, R. J., 2000, In : Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. 22, 1, p. 10 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article