Wanalee Romero

Wanalee Romero, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Director of First-Year Seminar Program, Director of Women's and Gender Studies,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3423
Email: romero@uhcl.edu
Office: Bayou 1508.10


Dr. Wanalee Romero directs the First-Year Seminar Program and teaches in the Humanities and Latinx and Latin American Studies (LLAS) 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 teaches courses in American literature, freshman seminar, and expository writing. 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. Dr. Romero’s current project is on Tejana writer Jovita González and her gothic writing of Mexican history in what is now known as the Texas valley.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

LITR 4338 Latina/o Literature
LLAS 4309 Topics in Latinx & Latin American Studies