Wanalee Romero, Ph.D.
Lecturer of Literature and First-Year Experience,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
Dr. Wanalee Romero teaches in the Freshman Seminar, Humanities, and Latina/o and Latin American Studies programs. She enjoys teaching and writing about belonging, assimilation, communication, and citizenship—crucial notions for those beginning university study, particularly first-generation students.
Dr. Romero comes to UHCL from Northwestern University where she earned her doctorate in American literature. She taught American literature, freshman seminar, and expository writing courses. She also studied literature and history at University of Texas at Austin.
Her current research reimagines early Mexican American literature’s place within the American literary canon, by showing how, well before mid-twentieth-century identity movements, traditional sentimental and gothic elements elicited Anglo readers’ sympathy for Mexicans and their haunting relationship with U.S. dominant culture.