Pamela Anne Quiroz
Director of Center for Mexican American Studies and Professor of Sociology, University of Houston
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. She is also incoming Executive Director of the national Latino research consortium, the Inter University Program on Latino Research [IUPLR]. A researcher of children, youth, and family, she has been a fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Visiting Research Associate at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and a research fellow at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, and the Great Cities Institute. Professor Quiroz has published articles, chapters and books on education, adoption and identity, and received research grants from the National Science Foundation, American Sociological Association, U.S. Department of Education, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. She served as Editor of Social Problems, a prominent journal in Sociology that focuses on the pursuit of social justice, and she has served as North American Editor for Children‘s Geographies, an interdisciplinary journal focused on the intersections of children, youth, family and space.