Adolfho Romero


Chicago, Illinois


B.A. in Spanish, minor in Latina/o Latin American Studies and Human Resources Development, Northeastern Illinois University 


Urban Studies, Latino population growth


Adolfho Romero was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. While growing up, he had a fascination to participate in social community events. From attending leadership camps through ENLACE to engaging in helping his community. Adolfho has gained confidence in developing an affinity for Latin American Studies and learning about contemporary urban, social, and race issues. He has done research projects that expand on the impacts of culture through transnationalism including, "Street Theater Performance in Latin America and The Influence of Kamishibai."

Adolfho attended Northeastern Illinois University where he majored in Spanish and minored in Latina/o Latin American Studies and Human Resources Development. As an undergraduate, he participated in a Summer Research Opportunity Program at the University of Purdue where he worked under the supervision of Dr. Cara Kinnally examining various contemporary Caribbean women writer novels and analyzed them through the conceptual framework of Gloria Anzaldua’s “mestiza consciousness.”

Adolfho’s educational interest extends to the discipline of Urban Studies from two research projects closely related to his own life experiences. One project is his research on the population and cultural changes in the Chicago neighborhood of Humboldt Park due to gentrification and displacement. Second, his experience as a research assistant of an NSF-funded-project that explores the growth in the Latino population in a Chicago middle-class suburb. Adolfho desires to work within both disciplines at the University of Florida to create solutions and understand the links and forces that limit minorities and low-income communities from integrating and preventing displacement.