Augustine Romero

Augustine Romero

Augustine F. Romero

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Lecturer Faculty Biography

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Language, Reading and Culture, University of Arizona, 2008

    • Dissertation entitled: Towards a Critically Compassionate Intellectualism Model of Transformative Education: Love, Hope, Identity, and Organic Intellectualism through the Convergence of Critical Race Theory, Critical Pedagogy, and Authentic Caring.
    • Major: Culture and Education      Minor: Mexican American Studies
  • Master of Arts in Language, Reading and Culture, University of Arizona, 2001
    • Thesis entitled: Brown, Black, and Red in the New Millennium: Will the Dream Come to Fruition?
    • Major: Multicultural and Bilingual Education
  • Post Baccalaureate Teachers Certificate, University of Arizona, December 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Pacific University, 1990
  • Associate of Arts in Social Science, Arizona Western College, 1987

Anti-racism in Policy, Anti-racism in Education, Critical Race Theory in Education, Critical Race Theory in Policy, Equity in Education, Equity in Policy, Language Revitalization and Sustainability.

LTNS 211: Latina/o Families

LTNS 580/RRS 580/SOC 580: Educational Equity: Race, Class, and Schooling Inequality in the U.S.

  • The American Education Research Association honored him with their Paulo Freire International Recognition Award for his contribution in the areas of educational equity, anti-racism, social justice, and social transformation.
  • The National Association for Multicultural Education (the leading transformative education organization in the USA) honored Dr. Romero with their Founders Award for his national impact on creating equitable, inclusive, and transformational education models, curricula, and environments.
  • The College Board presented Dr. Romero with their Advanced Placement Honor Roll Award for his work in equity and excellence in education.
  • Arizona Hispanic School Administrators Association, Outstanding Achievement and Contributions Award. Recognizing him for leading the struggle for educational justice.        
  • Amistades Project, conferred the Hank Oyama Segundo de Febrero Award - Community Leadership Award upon Dr. Romero for leading the struggle against racism and injustice.



  • Cammarota, J. & Romero, A. (2014). Raza Studies: The Public Option of Educational Revolution. University of Arizona Press.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

  • Romero, A. (2021). Countering They Schools: Critically Compassionate Intellectualism, the Social Justice Education Project, Tucson's Mexican American/Raza Studies Program and the Construction of We Schools. In M. Lynn & A. Dixon (Eds.) The Handbook of Critical Race Theory in Education: Second Edition.
  • Romero, A. & Cammarota, J (2018). Creating We Schools: Lesson learned from Critically Compassionate Intellectualism and the Social Justice Education Project. In Rethink Ethnic Studies, Rethinking Schools.
  • Romero, A. F., & Arce, M. S. (2009). Culture as a resource: Critically compassionate intellectualism and its struggle against racism, fascism, and intellectual apartheid in Arizona. Hamline J. Pub. L. & Pol'y, 31, 179.
  • Romero, A. F. (2013). Arizona on the doorstep of apartheid: The purging of the tri-dimensionalization of reality. In Handbook of critical race theory in education (pp. 322-332). Routledge.

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