Rosina Lozano is a historian of Latino history with a research and teaching focus on Mexican American history, the American West, migration and immigration, and comparative studies in race and ethnicity. She is working on two book-length research projects. Her first book, An American Language: Spanish in the United States, argues that language was a fundamental part of the founding of many aspects of the Southwest’s political and social reality. Focusing on the century from the US-Mexico War (1846-48) through World War II (1941-45), the book looks comparatively at trends and events in what became the states of Arizona, Colorado, California, and, most significantly, New Mexico. Her second book explores changes in health care options for Mexican Americans in the Southwest during the Progressive Era.
Lozano has received fellowships from the Huntington Library and the New Mexico Office of the State Historian to aid her research. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Lozano held a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation that she completed at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) at Stanford University.
At Princeton, Lozano is associated with the Program in Latino Studies, the Program in American Studies (where she is a member of the Executive Committee), the Princeton-Mellon Urban Studies Program, and the PIIRS-sponsored Migration: People and Cultures Across Borders research group.
Lozano joined the Princeton faculty in 2013 and has taught courses including Latino History, Urban Latino History, Comparative Race, and Ethnicity, and a History 400 course called Sound, Immigrants and the American West. She plans to teach courses on the borderlands, the history of immigration and migration, and race, empire, and education in upcoming semesters. Lozano is a faculty adviser in Whitman College.
“Managing the 'Priceless Gift': Debating Spanish Language Instruction in New Mexico and Puerto Rico, 1930-1950." Western Historical Quarterly 44 (Autumn 2013): 271-293.
"Translating California: Official Spanish Usage in California's Constitutional Conventions and State Legislature, 1848-1894." California Legal History 6 (2011): 321-356.
"Brown's Legacy in the West: Pasadena Unified School District's Federally Mandated Desegregation." Southwestern University Law Review 36.2 (2007): 257-290.
A.B., Stanford University, History
Ed.M., School of Education, Harvard University, Teaching and Curriculum
M.A., University of Southern California, History
Ph.D., University of Southern California, History