Rosina Lozano is a historian of Latino history with a research and teaching focus on Mexican American history, the American West, and comparative studies in race and ethnicity. Her book manuscript examines the relationship between the Spanish language and citizenship in the century after the Mexican American War. The book comparatively analyzes monolingual Spanish-speaking citizens from California and New Mexico along with other Southwest states including Colorado, Arizona, and Texas. Lozano argues that a more detailed view of the shifting priorities of US citizenship emerges from analyzing the ways in which government officials targeted monolingual Spanish speakers and allowed them to participate as US citizens.
Lozano has an AB from Stanford University and an MA and PhD from the University of Southern California in history. She also holds an EdM from the Harvard University School of Education. She has received fellowships from the Huntington Library and the New Mexico Office of the State Historian. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Lozano held a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation that she completed at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) at Stanford University.
Lozano joined the Princeton faculty in 2013 and looks forward to creating courses on Mexican American history, the history of immigration, migration, and the borderlands, Latino urban history, and comparative history in race and ethnicity.