Miriam Sobre, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Communication

Miriam Sobre


I was born and raised in San Antonio Texas, and am a second-generation UTSA faculty member. After attending university in Washington State and receiving my MA from University of Texas at Austin, I received my PhD in intercultural communication from Arizona State University in 2009. I then taught at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for five years, followed by three years at Texas State University. I just published my second book, "Jewish-American Identity and Critical Intercultural Communication: Never Forget, Tikkun Olam, and Kindness to Strangers". I teach and research intercultural communication, cultural adaptation, refugees and migrants, academic freedom, critical communication pedagogy, de- and post-colonialism, and qualitative/critical methods. I am currently working on participatory action research around issues of academic freedom and faculty/student identities in the state of Texas. I live in San Antonio, with my daughter Sydney and my mom Judy, our cat Louie and our dog Grover.


  • Theory and Practice of Social Interaction

Research Interests

  • Intercultural communication
  • academic freedom
  • qualitative methods
  • critical pedagogy
  • colonialism and its impacts
  • refugees and migrants


  • PhD in Intercultural Communication, Arizona State University
  • (2009) MA in Communication (Language and Culture)
  • The University of Texas at Austin (2002) BA in English (Creative Writing)
  • The University of Puget Sound (1999)

Honors and Awards


Grants, Patents and Clinical Trials