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Raquel R. Marquez, Ph.D.

Professor, Associate Dean
Department of Sociology

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Phone: (210) 458-5606
Office: MH 4.01.23 F

Research area: Immigration, Race & Ethnicity, Latinos in the U.S., the U.S./Mexico Border

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  • Biography

    Raquel R. Marquez is a Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she teaches in the Department of Sociology. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, and her M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching expertise centers on issues of race relations, immigration, border and Latino Studies. Her research has addressed Latina issues related to labor, the border and immigration, and community change in San Antonio.

    In 2008, her co-edited book Transformations of La Familia on the US-Mexico Border (with Harriett Romo) was published by Notre Dame Press. She currently is the post-production stage of a film project, a feature length documentary on the United Farm Workers of Texas. She is also part of a research team examining social, political and cultural issues related to UTSA and UT Austin students being impacted by the lack of Dream Act legislation. Along with Dr. Rhonda Gonzales, she is studying the impact of women’s leadership development on the UTSA campus, and they will be presenting a paper "Between Women: Reflecting on Mentor/Mentee Initiatives and Outcomes at UT San Antonio” at the 2012 Mentoring Conference.

    Dr. Marquez was a member of the 2009-2010 Provost Leadership Development Program. In Spring 2011, she participated in the Oxford Round Table: Women in the Academy, Oxford University, Oxford, England.

    Dr. Marquez served as department chair for the department of Sociology, a position she held for 8 years.

    Degrees

    • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
    • M.A., University of Texas at Austin
  • Recent Courses

    • Immigration and Society
    • Mexican Americans Community, Culture and Class
    • Mexican Immigration and U.S. Society
    • Qualitative Research Methods
    • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Research in Progress

    • Marquez, Raquel R. Voices of the Texas UFW Project. Film documentary. Data collection completed. Film is in final production stage. Film release: targeted date, Summer 2013.
    • Marquez, Raquel R. Voices of the Texas UFW Project. Online Digital Photograph Archive. Data collection primarily done, 2000 photos have been scanned. Targeted collaboration with Wayne State University Labor Archives. Targeted press for visual article/s: Visual Sociology.

    • Marquez, Raquel R. Voices of the Texas UFW Project. Book Manuscript. Objective is to write a comprehensive analysis of the United Farm Workers Movement in Texas using the photographs and oral histories collected. Targeted press is University of Texas Press.
    • Marquez, Raquel R. Voices of the Texas UFW Project. Oral History Collection. Data collection primarily done with 20 oral histories collected. Objective is to create access to Texas UFW Oral Histories. Targeted collaboration with South Texas Historical Museum and/or Wayne State University Labor Archives.

    • Marquez, Raquel and Rhonda Gonzales. Women in Leadership. Data collection with senior administrators, and participants of the Women’s Professional and Synergy Academy. Objective is to study women’s professional development and movement into leadership positions within academia.
    • Marquez, Raquel and Harriett Romo. Dream Act Students. Data collection with university students who are being impacted by proposed Dream Act legislation.  Objective is to study the impact of university students who were brought by their parents as undocumented youth, and who now are navigating through the university level educational system.
  • Recent Publications

    • 2010. Romo, Harriett, and Marquez, Raquel R. "Who’s Who Across the U.S.-Mexico Border: Identities in Transition." Editor Zartman, William I. Understanding Life in the Borderlands: Boundaries in Depth and in Motion. University of Georgia Press.
    • 2008. Marquez, Raquel R. and Harriett Romo. Co-Editors. Transformations of La Familia on the U.S.-Mexico Border. University of Notre Dame Press.

    • 2008. Marquez, Raquel R. "Transborder Interactions and Transnational Processer in a Border Community, Laredo, Texas." Co-Editors Marquez, Raquel R. and Harriett Romo. In Transformations of La Familia on the U.S.-Mexico Border. University of Notre Dame Press.
    • 2008. Marquez, Raquel R. and Harriett Romo. "Introduction." Co-Editors Marquez, Raquel R. and Harriett Romo. In Transformations of La Familia on the U.S.-Mexico Border. University of Notre Dame Press.

    • 2007. Marquez, Raquel R., Louis Mendoza and Steve Blanchard. "Neighborhood Formation on the West Side of San Antonio." Latino Studies. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Vol. 5, Issue 3. Autumn, 2007.
    • 2004. Marquez, Raquel R. and Yolanda C. Padilla. "Immigration in the Life Histories of Women Living Along the United States-Mexico Border Region." Journal of Immigrants and Refugees. University of Connecticut. Vol. 2, No. 1/2. August 19, 2004.