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Professor of Demography, The University of Texas at San Antonio

Rogelio Sáenz is Professor in the Department of Demography at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is also a Policy Fellow of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Sáenz has written extensively in the areas of demography, Latina/os, race and ethnic relations, inequality, immigration, public policy, social justice, and human rights. He is co-author of Latinos in the United States: Diversity and Change (Polity Press) and Latino Issues: A Reference Handbook (ABC-CLIO Press); he is also co-editor of The International Handbook of the Demography of Race and Ethnicity (Springer Press) as well as Latina/os in the United States: Changing the Face of América (Springer Press). Sáenz regularly writes op-ed essays on current demographic, social, racial, economic, and political issues with his contributions appearing in such newspapers as the Austin American-Statesman, Baltimore Sun, Dallas Morning News, El Paso Times, Houston Chronicle, New York Times, OpEdProject, Rio Grande Guardian, San Antonio Express-News, and the San Diego Union-Tribune. In 2018, the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity presented Sáenz its Cesar Estrada Chavez Award, an honor that recognizes an individual who has demonstrated leadership in support of workers’ rights and humanitarian issues. In addition, he also was recently recognized as a 2018 Top Latino Leaders by the National Diversity Council.


  • 2011–2019
    Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio