Rogelio Sáenz is Dean of the College of Public Policy and holds the Mark G. Yudof Endowed Professorship 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 the 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 serves as associate editor of Social Problems.
He has received various awards including the American Sociological Association Latino/a Sociology Section’s Founder Award (2013), the Southwestern Sociological Association’s Norma Williams Distinguished Service Award (2012), the American Sociological Association Latino/a Sociology Section’s Distinguished Contributions to Research and Scholarship (2005), and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education’s Outstanding Latino/a Faculty Award in Research and Teaching in Higher Education (2003). He has also served as president of the Southwestern Social Science Association (2013-2014), chair of the Executive Council of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) (2012-2014), vice president of the Rural Sociological Society (2002-2003), and president of the Southwestern Sociological Association (2000-2001).
Sáenz regularly writes op-ed essays on current issues related to Latinos, demography, race, immigration, inequality, and politics with his contributions appearing in such newspapers as the Austin American-Statesman, El Paso Times, New York Times, and the San Antonio Express-News.