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MARY.ROMERO@asu.edu

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School of Social Transform
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Bio

Mary Romero is Professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University and Affiliate of Women and Gender Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies and African and African American Studies.  She received the American Sociology American Section on Race and Ethnicity Minorities 2009 Founder's Award [Recognize career excellence in scholarship and service].  In 2004, she received the Society for the Study of Social Problems' Lee Founders Award 2004, the highest award made by the Society for the Study of Social Problems for a career of activist scholarship.  She is a former Carnegie Scholar, Pew National Fellowship for Carnegie Scholars, Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  She is the author of The Maid’s Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream (NYU Press, 2011) and  Maid in the U.S.A. (Routledge, 1992, Tenth Anniversary Edition 2002 ) and co-editor of Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities (Blackwell 2005), Latino/a Popular Culture (NYU Press 2002), Women’s Untold Stories: Breaking Silence, Talking Back, Voicing Complexity  (Routledge, 1999), Challenging Fronteras: Structuring Latina and Latina Lives in the U.S. (Routledge, 1997), and Women and Work: Exploring Race, Ethnicity and Class (Sage, 1997).  Her most recent articles are published in Indiana Law Journal, Aztlán, International Journal of Sociology of the Family, Critical Sociology, Contemporary Justice Review, Critical Sociology, Law & Society Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Villanova Law Review, and Cleveland State Law Review.  She served on the Law and Society Association Board of Trustees (Class of 2008) and the Council of the American Sociological Association (2007-2009). She serves on the international editorial board of Brill’s "Critical Studies in Social Science" and National Review Board of Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism. Her research focuses on the unequal distribution of reproductive labor as a paid commodity and its role in reproducing inequality among families within countries and between nations.  Embedded in feminist legal scholarship on caregiving, this research explores questions from a legal perspective: is work primarily an artifact of family law, or should it be examined through the lens of employment law?  Her research also includes writings on social inequalities and justice that incorporate the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and citizenship and links the parallels between domestic gendered race relations and immigration and identifies the continuum between racism against citizens and racism against noncitizens.

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 432 Racial Justice
JUS 521 Qualitative Data Analys & Eval

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 432 Racial Justice
JUS 590 Reading and Conference
JUS 620 Justice Research Methodology

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
JUS 584 Internship
JUS 590 Reading and Conference
JUS 592 Research
JUS 593 Applied Project
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 691 Seminar
JUS 790 Reading and Conference
JUS 792 Research
JUS 799 Dissertation

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 422 Women, Law, and Social Control
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
JUS 584 Internship
JUS 590 Reading and Conference
JUS 592 Research
JUS 593 Applied Project
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 790 Reading and Conference
JUS 792 Research
JUS 795 Continuing Registration
JUS 799 Dissertation

Summer 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
JUS 584 Internship
JUS 590 Reading and Conference
JUS 592 Research
JUS 593 Applied Project
JUS 595 Continuing Registration
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 790 Reading and Conference
JUS 792 Research
JUS 795 Continuing Registration
JUS 799 Dissertation

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 492 Honors Directed Study
JUS 493 Honors Thesis
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 499 Individualized Instruction
JUS 584 Internship
JUS 590 Reading and Conference
JUS 592 Research
JUS 593 Applied Project
JUS 599 Thesis
JUS 790 Reading and Conference
JUS 792 Research
JUS 799 Dissertation

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 420 Women, Work, and Justice
JUS 432 Racial Justice
JUS 498 Pro-Seminar
JUS 500 Research Methods

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 432 Racial Justice
JUS 691 Seminar

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 420 Women, Work, and Justice
JUS 432 Racial Justice

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Mary Romero. The Real Help. Contexts (2012).

  2. Review of: Across Generations: Immigrant Families in America. Journal of American Ethnic History (2012).

  3. Review of: The New Maids, Transnational Women and the Care Economy. Ethnic and Racial Studies (2012).

  4. Book chapter: Mary Romero. Responding to Social Issues: Immigrant Domestic Workers in the United States. Social Problems, Causes & Responses. San Diego: Bridgeport, Inc. (2012).

  5. Book chapter: Mary Romero and Gabriella Sanchez. Critical Issues Facing Hispanic Defendants: From Detection to Arrest. Latinos ad Latinas (Hispanics) in the US Criminal Justice System. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, Publisher, Ltd. (2012).

  6. Mary Romero. "Constructing Mexican Immigrant Women as A Threat to US Family," ,. International Journal of Sociology of the Family (2011).

  7. Mary Romero. "Keeping Citizenship Rights White: Arizona’s Racial Profiling Practices in Immigration Law Enforcement,". Law Journal for Social Justice, (2011).

  8. Mary Romero. Are Your Papers in Order? Racial Profiling, Vigilantes and "America’s Toughest Sheriff,". Harvard Latino Law Review, (2011).

  9. Mary Romero. The Maid's Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream. New York University Press (2011).

  10. Review of: Clandestine Crossings: Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexican Border,. New Labor Forum (2011).

  11. Book chapter: MaryRomero. "Not a Citizen, Only a Suspect: Racialized Immigration Law Enforcement Practices,". The State of White Supremacy: Race, Coercion, and the U.S. Empire-State,. Stanford University Press (2011).

  12. Gabriella Sanchez and Mary Romero. Applications of Critical Race Theory in the US Sociology of Immigration. Sociology Compass (2010).

  13. Edited book: Joeseph Parker, Ranu Samantrai & Mary Romero. Interdisciplinary and Social Justice: Revisioning Academic Accountability. SUNY Press (2010).

  14. Mary Romero. "Go After the Women": Mothers Against Illegal Aliens’ (MAIA) Campaign Against Mexican Immigrant Women and their Children,". Indiana Law Review, Symposium Latinos and Latinas at the Epicenter of Contemporary Legal Discourses (2008).

  15. Mary Romero. The Inclusion of Citizenship Status in Intersectionality: What immigration raids tells us about Mixed-Status Families, the State and Assimilation. International Journal of Sociology of the Family (2008).

  16. Mary Romero. Go After the Women": Mothers Against Illegal Aliens’ (MAIA) Campaign Against Mexican Immigrant Women and their Children,". Indiana Law Journal (2008).

  17. Book chapter: Pat António Goldsmith and Mary Romero. "Aliens", "Illegals" and Other Types of Mexicanness": Examination of Racial Profiling in Border Policing. Globalization and America: Race, Human Rights, and Inequality. Rowman & Littlefield (2008).

  18. Mary Romero. "Exclusion and Citizenship: the anti-immigrant backlash," Special Issue on Deep Integration: North America Post-Bush". Canada Watch (2008).

  19. Mary Romero. Class Struggle and Resistance Against the Transformation of Land Ownership and Usage in Northern New Mexico: The Case of Las Gorras Blancas. La Raza and the UCLA Chicano/Latino Law Review (2007).

  20. Romero, Mary. Class Struggle and Resistance Against the Transformation of Land Ownership and Usage in Northern New Mexico: The Case of Las Gorras Blancas. La Raza and the UCLA Chicano/Latino Law Review (2007).

  21. Review of: Domestic Democracy: At Home in South Africa. Gender & Society (2007).

  22. Book chapter: Mary Romero. Conceptualizing the Latina Experience in Care Work. Blackwell Companion to Latino Studies. Blackwell Publishers (2007).

  23. Mary Romero. Racial Profiling and Immigration Law Enforcement: Rounding Up of Usual Suspects in the Latino Community. Critical Sociology (2006).

  24. Review of: Children of Global Migration: Transnational Families and Gendered Woes. Contemporary Sociological Review (2006).

  25. Romero, Mary. Racial Justice Syllabus (2006).

  26. Mary Romero. Review Essay: Brown is Beautiful. Law & Society Review (2005).

  27. Mary Romero. Revisiting Outcrits with a Sociological Imagination. Villanova Law Review 50 (3): 925-938 (2005) (2005).

  28. Mary Romero. Talking Our Way Out of a Racist Society. Contemporary Sociology (2005).

  29. Romero, Mary. Revisiting Outcrits with a Sociological Imagaination. Villanova Law Review (2005).

  30. Romero, Mary, Serag, Marah. Violation of Latino Civil Rights Resulting From INS and Local Police's Use of Race, Culture and Class Profiling: The Case of the Chandler Roundup in Arizona. Cleveland Law Review (2005).

  31. Edited book: Romero, Mary, Margolis, Eric. The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities. Blackwell (2005).

  32. Edited book: Romero, Mary, Margolis, Eric. The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities. Blackwell Publishing (2005).

  33. Book chapter: Romero, Mary (Author) ,Margolis, Eric (Author) . Introduction. The Blackwell Companion to Social Inequalities. Blackwell Publishers (2005).

  34. Mary Romero. Review Essay: Hard Work; Life in Low-Pay Britain, Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy and Laboring Below the Line - the New Ethnography of Poverty, Low-Wage Work, and Survival in the Global Economy. British Journal of Industrial Relations (2004).

  35. Review of: Transnational Latina/o Communities: Politics, Processes, and Cultures. Ethnic and Racial Studies (2004).

  36. Book chapter: Racismo, Mestizaje y Modernidad: visiones desde latitudes diversas. Centro Regional de InvestigacionesMultidisciplinaria (CRIM) of the Universidad nacional Autónoma de (2004).

  37. Romero, Mary. Nanny Diaries and Other Stories: Imagining Women's Labor in the Social Reproduction of American Families. DePaul Law Review (2003).

  38. Review of: Mexican-Origin People in the United States, A topical History. Ethnic and Racial Studies (2003).

  39. Review of: Women Without Class. Working-Class Notes (2003).

  40. Romero, Mary. Maid in the U.S.A. Taylor & Francis Group (2002).

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Presentations

  1. Mary Romero In Search of an Inclusive Approach to Carework. Lecture Series, Pomona and Pitzer College. (Oct 2012).
  2. Mary Romero The Maid’s Daughter: Living Inside and Outside the American Dream. Lecture Series, South Texas College, McAllen, TX. (Sep 2012).
  3. Mary Romero Making Private Problems Public Issues: Revisioning a Social Justice Approach to Carework. Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series, Westminster College. (Sep 2012).
  4. Mary Romero Immigrant Hopes and Nativist Dreams: Two Imagined Utopias. " American Sociological Association Annual Conference. (Aug 2012).
  5. Mary Romero Gendering and Racializing Nannies, Domestic and Careworkers in the United States: From Colonization to the Present Day. Domestic Service and Colonialization Symposium, University of Newcastle, Australia. (Jul 2012).
  6. Mary Romero Framing Reproductive Labor Issues: Workers vs. Employers. Maid in the US: Domestic Labor and Organizing, Center for Migration and the Global City, Rutgers Uni. (Apr 2012).
  7. Mary Romero Works in Progress. RUFAIR, NSF Advance Grant, Rutgers University. (Apr 2012).
  8. Mary Romero Revealing Intersectionality: Privilege and Power in Immigration Discourse and Law Enforcement. White Privilege Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Mar 2012).
  9. Mary Romero The Brothel and the Factory. The Ohio State University, Department of Theater. (Feb 2012).
  10. Mary Romero Author Meets Critic Session The Maid’s Daughter. Eastern Sociological Association Conference. (Feb 2012).
  11. Mary Romero Cultural, Economic and Racial Narratives of Domestic Servitude: In Search of a Human Rights Narrative. Justice at the Door: Ending Domestic Servitude, St. Thomas University School of Law. (Jan 2012).
  12. Mary Romero Mothers Against Illegal Aliens' (MAIA) Construction of Mexican Mothers as the Enemy. Loyola University. (Nov 2009).
  13. Mary Romero Go After the Women’: Mothers Against Illegal Aliens’ (MAIA) Campaign Against Mexican Immigrant Women and their Children. Sixth annual Ambrose Women for Social and Economic Justice Conference, 2009 Theme Women and Migrati. (Oct 2009).
  14. Mary Romero Reproducing Whiteness as Citizenship Criteria Through Immigration Raids & Law Enforcement. LatCrit. (Oct 2009).
  15. Mary Romero Methodological Strategies and Studying Intersectionality. American Sociological Association. (Aug 2009).
  16. Mary Romero Constructing Mexican Women as the Number One Enemy: Nativism and Eugenics in Anti-Immigration Campaigns. American Sociological Association. (Aug 2009).
  17. Haley VanErem and Mary Romero Screening Domestic Harmony: International and U.S. Film Representation of Maids, Nannies and Housekeepers. Pacific Sociological Association Conference. (Apr 2009).
  18. Mary Romero Go After the Women’: Constructing Mexican Immigrant Women as Security Threat. Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy. (Mar 2009).
  19. Mary Romero "The Hidden Costs of Paid Care Work: Childhood and the Globalization of Reproduction,". Global Migration Systems of Domestic and Care Workers, York University. (Nov 2008).
  20. Mary Romero "Getting a Job and Doing the Job,". Graduate Mentoring Workshop, Norma Williams Fund for the Latino/a Section ASA. (Aug 2008).
  21. Mary Romero "Domestics, Nannies & Latina Immigrant Women: Finding Employment in the Shadows of Middle Class America,". American Sociological Association Annual Conference,. (Aug 2008).
  22. Mary Romero "Children of Immigrants Parents as the Number One Enemy: Immigration Law, Enforcement and Anti-Immigration Rhetoric," Working Conference on Law’s Interventions in Private Domains on Behalf of Minors, Case Western Reserve University. Working Conference on Law’s Interventions in Private Domains on Behalf of Minors, Case Western Reser. (Jun 2008).
  23. Mary Romero Open the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Law, by Kevin R. Johnson,. Law & Society Association Annual Meetings, Montreal, Canada. (May 2008).
  24. Mary Romero Panelist, Author Meets Reader– "Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race," by Laura Gomez,. Law & Society Association Annual Meetings, Montreal, Canada. (May 2008).
  25. Mary Romero "Racial Profiling Latino/ Families & Immigration Raids: A Study of Racism & the State,". Pacific Sociological Association, Portland, Oregon. (Apr 2008).
  26. Mary Romero "Lessons From an Unplanned Career: Doing Social Justice Research,". Luncheon Seminar with Social Justice Research Center Affiliates and Associates, University of Wyomin. (Apr 2008).
  27. Mary Romero "What Immigration Raids Tells Us About Latino Families and the State,". Inaugural University of Wyoming Social Justice Research Center. (Apr 2008).
  28. Mary Romero "‘Go After the Women’: Mothers Against Illegal Aliens,". Interdisciplinary in Migration Studies: Courage, Crossing & Class. (Mar 2008).
  29. Romero, Mary "Latino Immigration and the Struggle for Social Justice,". Immigration, Minorities and Muliticulturalism in Democracies. (Oct 2007).
  30. Romero, Mary Mothers Against Illegal Aliens (MAIA) Campaign and Homeland Security Discourse,". LatCrit Inc.. (Oct 2007).
  31. Romero, Mary "Conceptualizing the Latinas in the Globalization of Reproduction,". Care work Conference. (Aug 2007).
  32. Romero, Mary " "Contesting Public-Private Conceptualizations of Maids &Nannies,". International Visual Sociological Association. (Aug 2007).
  33. Romero, Mary "Unraveling the Appropriation of Homeland Security Discourse in the Mothers Against Illegal Aliens (MAIA) Campaign,". Law & Society. (Jul 2007).
  34. Romero, Mary "Racial Profiling and Immigration Law Enforcement,". Law and Society Association Summer Institute Program. (Jun 2007).
  35. Romero, Mary "Romancing Immigrant Working Class Daughters & Care Work: Remaking Class Dynamics in the Film "Spanglish". Working Class Conference. (Jun 2007).
  36. Romero, Mary "Using Critical Race Feminism to Unravel the Appropriation of Mothering Discourse Used by Mothers Against Illegal Aliens,". International Qualitative Congress. (May 2007).
  37. Romero, Mary "Crossing the Immigration and Race Border: A Critical Race Theory Approach to Immigration Studies,". Pacific Sociological Association Annual Conference. (Mar 2007).
  38. Romero, Mary "A Narrative of Transnational Gift-Giving in Domestic Service By a Mexican Maid’s Daughter," Invited Speaker, "Domestic Service, Gender, and Migration,". Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Globalizing the Americas: World Economies and Local Communities. (Jan 2007).
  39. Romero, Mary Visual Representation of Natural Disaster in the Empire: The Story of Hurricane Katrina From an International Gaze. LatCrit XI. (Oct 2006).
  40. Romero, Mary In the Image and Likeness . . .": The Professional Socialization of Graduate Students. American Sociological Association. (Aug 2006).

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Service

  1. Criitical Sociology, Reviewwr (2012 - present)
  2. Gender & Society, Reviewer (2012 - present)
  3. International Migration Review, Reviewer (2012 - present)
  4. National Science Foundation, Reviewer (2012 - present)
  5. Panel for. FWA P& T, Panelist (2012 - present)
  6. Temple Univesity Press, Reviewer (2012 - present)
  7. American Sociological Association, Sectetary Elect (2012 - 2015)
  8. Meridians, feminisms, race and transnationalism, Member, International Advisory Board (2000 - 2015)
  9. American Sociological Association, Program Committee Member for 2014 (2012 - 2014)
  10. Society for the Study of Social Problems, Member, Program Committee (2012 - 2013)
  11. Asa Race and Ethnic Studies, Mentor (2012)
  12. SJSI, Faculty Head (2011 - 2012)
  13. Advancing STEM through the Participation of Women Faculty of Color, Texas A&M University, Mentor (2011 - 2012)
  14. APAS Personnel Committee, Member (2012)
  15. Gender & Society, Reviewer (2012)
  16. Law & Society Association, Graduate Student Workshop Committee, Member (2012)
  17. SJSI, Organized Teaching Workshops (2012)
  18. Temple University Press, Reviewer (2012)
  19. FWA Tenure & Promotion Workshop, Panelist (2012)
  20. California Council for the Humanities, California Documentary Project, Consultant (2008 - 2011)
  21. University of Missouri, Sociology, Faculty Advisor (2008 - 2011)
  22. Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tenure and Promotion (2010)
  23. Brill, "Critical Studies in Social Science" Book Series, Editorial Board (2003 - 2010)
  24. Critical Sociology, Reviewer (2010)
  25. University of Minnesota Duluth, Tenure & Promotion Review (2010)
  26. Routledge, Reviewer (2010)
  27. Law & Society Association, Program Committee (2009 - 2010)
  28. Law & Society, Program Committee (2009 - 2010)
  29. University of Newcastle, Tenure and Promotion Reviewer (2010)
  30. Meridians, International Advisory Editorial Board (2003 - 2010)
  31. School of Social Transformation, Steering Committee (2009)
  32. School of Social Transformation, Graduate Committee Member (2008 - 2009)
  33. Arizona Republic, Consultant (2008 - 2009)
  34. SJSI, Draft Undergrad Certificate in Economics (2008 - 2009)
  35. Law & Society Nomination Committee, Member (2007 - 2009)
  36. ASA Council Liaison tothe Committee on Sections, (2006 - 2009)
  37. American Sociological Association (ASA), Council Liaison to the Committee on the Status of Women in Sociology (2006 - 2009)
  38. EQRC, Reviewer (2008 - 2009)
  39. Graduate Faculty Committee, Communication, Committee Member (2008 - 2009)
  40. American Sociological Association, Council Member-At-Large (2006 - 2009)

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