Faculty Profile for Dr. Claude M Bonazzo Romaguera Jr.

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Dr. Claude M Bonazzo Romaguera Jr.
Lecturer — Sociology
UAC 449
phone: (512) 245-2113

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I was originally born in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. I lived in Houston for the first 10 years of my life and then grew up in Puerto Rico for 10 years. I then lived in the Austin area for about 20 years and recently moved to Kyle, Texas. I received my B.S. in Applied Sociology at Southwest Texas State University in 2001 and then my M.A. in Sociology at Texas State University in 2004. After completing my master’s, I made it my goal to come back and teach at Texas State University one day after I got my Ph.D. I completed my Ph.D. in Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin in 2015. Prior to coming to teach at Texas State University as a lecturer in the Sociology department in 2019, I worked at the Austin Independent School District for three years in the Department of Research and Evaluation. I have two boys and have been with my wife for 22 years and married 16 years. I met my wife in an Introduction to Fine Arts class at Texas State in 1999. Every day I am living my dream working at this wonderful university supporting my students and fellow faculty in the same way they did during my time as a student at Texas State.

Teaching Interests

I have taught Introduction to Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Society, Urban Sociology, and Death and Dying at Texas State.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Bonazzo Romaguera, C. M. (n.d.). Pa’lante Moments. In Sana, Sana: Latinx Pain and Radical Visions for Healing and Justice. Forthcoming.
  • Crosnoe, R., Bonazzo Romaguera, C. M., & Ramos, A. I. (2020). The Starting Line: Latinx Children, Texas Schools, and National Debates on Early Education. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
  • Crosnoe, R., Ramos, A., & Bonazzo Romaguera, C. M. (2015). The Physical Health of Immigrant Children and Youth. In The Development of Children of Immigration. New York, NY: New York University Press.
  • Crosnoe, R., Bonazzo Romaguera, C. M., & Wu, N. (2015). Healthy Learners: A Whole Child Approach to Reducing Disparities in Early Education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Crosnoe, R., Wu, N., & Bonazzo Romaguera, C. M. (2012). Child Health and Early Education. In The Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Child Development (pp. 338–353). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Selected Service Activities

AKD/Events Committee
September 15, 2021-Present
Anti-Racist Committee
September 15, 2021-Present
Introduction to Sociology Assessment Committee
September 1, 2019-Present