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         Miren Uriarte, PhD
Ph.D. Program in Public Policy

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Miren Uriarte
PhD., Boston Universit

Center for Human Services


Research Interests and Specialties:
Applied Sociology, Race and Ethnic Relations

Professor Miren Uriarte is a senior research associate at the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, where she served as founding director from 1989 to 1993.  She is a sociologist, specializing in applied sociology and race and ethnic relations.  Her areas of expertise include institutional development in minority communities, policy analysis focused on the differential impact of social policy on minority communities in general and on Latinos in the U.S. specifically, and program development and evaluation research in education, health care, and human services in the U.S. and abroad. Most recent publications include The High Stakes of High Stakes Testing in Zeynep Beykont’s The Power of Culture published by the Harvard Education Publishing Group; Latinos in Rhode Island: A Scan of Issues Affecting the Latino Population in Rhode Island, a monograph published by the Rhode Island Foundation and Cuban Social Policy at a Crossroads: Maintaining Priorities, Transforming Practice, a monograph published by Oxfam America (http://www.oxfamamerica.org/pdfs/social_policy.pdf).

For more information on Professor Uriarte, please visit: www.cpcs.umb.edu/users/uriarte/index.htm

Office Location: Wheatley Hall, 4th floor, room 144-13                  

Telephone: 617-287-7237                                                                  
Email address: miren.uriarte@umb.edu


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