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UTSA Media Liaison

Sharon Navarro, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & Geography

Expertise


general expertise
Political Science
specific expertise
Minority Politics (esp. Latino Politics and Representation)
Women in Politics

International


languages
English
Spanish

Biography


Dr. Navarro received her master’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and a second master’s degree and PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She specializes in Latino/a politics, women in politics, and race in American politics. Her most recent publications include Latinas in American Politics (Lexington Press, 2016) and Latino Urban Agency (UNT Press, 2013). She has co-authored Politicas: Latina Public Officials in Texas, authored Latina Legislator: Leticia Van De Putte and the Road to Leadership, and co-edited Latino Americans and Political Participation, as well as several articles on Latina judges in the Texas judiciary. She is currently writing a book tentatively titled Leticia Van de Putte and the Race for Texas Lieutenant Governor. Dr. Navarro is active in the local community and offers training seminars on minority women running for elected office. She is also an avid cyclist and runner.

UTSA Media Contacts

  • College of Architecture, Construction and Planning
  • media liaisonIngrid Wright
  • phone210-458-6708
  • email ingrid.wright@utsa.edu
  • College of Education & Human Development
  • media liaisonKara Soria
  • phone210-458-7495
  • email kara.soria@utsa.edu
  • College of Liberal & Fine Arts
  • media liaisonKara Soria
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  • email kara.soria@utsa.edu
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