College of Education and Human Development

Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development

Roberto Orozco

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

  • Organizational Leadership, Policy, And Devlopment
    238 Burton Hall
    178 Pillsbury Dr SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455-0226

Roberto Orozco

Areas of interest

QTPOC in higher education
Jotería studies
Chicana Latina feminist methodologies
College student activism
College student development


Ph.D., Higher Education, Rutgers University–New Brunswick (Certificate in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
M.S., Higher Education, Florida State University
B.S., Marketing and International Business, Iowa State University
B.S., Psychology, Iowa State University



My research explores questions around race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality with relation to college student activism and student development, queer resistance and queer worldmaking in and outside of higher education contexts. I ground my work at the intersection of Jotería Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Chicana Latina Feminisms to examine the identity and socio-political consciousness of queer Latinx/a/o student activists in higher education. I am particularly interested in how queer Latinx/a/o college students engage in forms of resistance that allow for self-development and consciousness raising while building queer kinships and material possibilities rooted in community. 


  • NASEM-Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2021-2022)
  • Rutgers University & Louis Bevier Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2020-2021)
  • American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Graduate Fellow (2020)
  • NASPA Latinx/a/o Knowledge Community Outstanding Doctoral Student Award (2022)
  • AAHHE Doctoral Student Award (2022)

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
  • Association of Jotería Arts, Activism, and Scholarship (AJAAS)
  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  • National Association of Chicano and Chicana Studies (NACCS)
  • American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE)