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Azahara Palomeque, PhD, MA

  • Associate Director, MS in Social Policy Program

3701 Locust Walk, Caster Building, Room C200-E
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214
  • office: 215.573.4977
  • fax: 215.573.2099

Azahara Palomeque provides administrative, academic, and strategic support to the MSSP Program. In her role as Associate Director, she manages admissions and recruitment initiatives, advises students, builds relationships with alumni, and collaborates with faculty and staff to bring professional enhancement and academic success to the MSSP community.

Born and raised in Spain, Azahara has worked and lived in four different countries, speaks several languages, and has a strong background as a researcher and writer. She has published essays, peer-reviewed articles, a book chapter, a chapbook and two collections of poems. Her academic research dissects the role of Hispanismo in creating political alliances between Spain and Latin America by analyzing the cultural production of exiles and immigrants. Before joining SP2, she served in a communication capacity at Mighty Writers El Futuro, and she also taught undergraduate courses at Princeton University. Currently, she is working on a blueprint for immigrant integration with the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, a project that aims to engage the public and private sector in devising policy initiatives for economic development and immigrant opportunity.

Azahara holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, and Media Studies from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, an MA in Luso-Brazilian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Princeton University.

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