Rosina Lozano joins the Humanities Council’s executive committee in 2020. She is a historian of Latino history with a research and teaching focus on Mexican American history, the American West, migration and immigration, and comparative studies in race and ethnicity.
Lozano joined the Princeton faculty in 2013 and has taught courses including: Becoming Latino in the U.S. (Latino History); Urban Latino History; Borderlands, Border Lives; Comparative Race and Ethnicity in the United States; History 500; and a History 400 course called Sound, Immigrants and the American West. She plans to teach courses on: the history of immigration and migration; the undocumented; and race, empire, and education in upcoming semesters. Lozano is a faculty adviser in Whitman College and won the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award in 2019.
Lozano’s first book, An American Language: The History of Spanish in the United States (University of California Press, 2018), is a political history of the Spanish language in the United States from the incorporation of the Mexican cession in 1848 through World War II, with some discussion of the following decades and present-day concerns. The book received the PROSE award in Language and Linguistics (2019) and the First Book Prize from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society.
At Princeton, Lozano is associated with the Program in Latino Studies, the Program in American Studies (where she is a member of the Executive Committee), the Program in Latin American Studies, the Princeton-Mellon Urban Studies Program, and the PIIRS-sponsored Migration: People and Cultures Across Borders research group.